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Kshana_Stith
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How to Select option within nested menus in desktop UI automation? [Main Menu ---> Sub Menu ---> Item]

Hi All,

I need help in clicking on an item within the submenu of the main menu within a desktop application

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In the above screenshot I need to click on "By Client ID" within the menu of "Search For Client" which is the submenu of "Clients"

 

I have tried capturing the UI element of "Search For Client", While trying, the PAD is not able to identify the item.

 

The desktop application is an executable that is available at [LINK]

Please suggest alternative steps. 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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VJR
Super User
Super User

Hi @Kshana_Stith 

 

Yes those menu items were not spyable.

I was able to enter the menu using the below key combinations

 

- At first press Alt C
- then S
- then B
- then Enter

 

giving some wait stages between each of them.

 

After the Run Application make sure to enter credentials. I did this manually during the below testing.

 

VJR_0-1634621538516.png

 

 

At first try out the key combinations manually then via PAD.

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quynhdtt
New Member

You should try using action "Send key" and use {Tab} instead of selecting UI element

It is not a smart way but it is quite effective

VJR
Super User
Super User

Hi @Kshana_Stith 

 

Yes those menu items were not spyable.

I was able to enter the menu using the below key combinations

 

- At first press Alt C
- then S
- then B
- then Enter

 

giving some wait stages between each of them.

 

After the Run Application make sure to enter credentials. I did this manually during the below testing.

 

VJR_0-1634621538516.png

 

 

At first try out the key combinations manually then via PAD.

Thanks, It worked.

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