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Unable to click the File Browse control



Unable to click the File Browse control. This occurs while using the Universal Web adapter.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a control for button element where input type = "file"(choose file)
  2. Invoke the PerformClick method on the control created

Root Cause

It is a limitation with the Chrome browser. The user is not allowed to click the Choose File button programmatically without user activation on the button.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Create windowsAdapter for chrome.exe
  2. Interrogate the frame using the Windows interrogation frame
  3. Invoke the Focus method on the choose file control
  4. Invoke the Sendkeys method on .Interrogated frame 
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Published April 15, 2020 - Updated December 2, 2021

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