WebDriverIO – Double click

WebDriverIO – Double click

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WebDriverIO – Double click

doubleClick():- doubleClick() command is used to double click on an element as per desired selector passed in the Automation Code.

Usage: – $(selector).doubleClick()

Pre-requisite: Have ‘Visual Studio Code’ IDE installed in your machine (Click here to install if not installed in your machine)

Here is the small Exercise to understand doubleClick() Command by clicking on Double Click Here button which generates an AlertBox mentioning Double Click Successful on Omayo.blogspot.com WebApplication, using doubleClick() command of WebDriverIO.

Using doubleClick () Command

First, I will demonstrate the exercise where we will open URL in browser window, then click on Double Click Here Button which generates a confirmation Alert Box mentioning Double Click Successful on Screen using doubleClick() command, followed by practically demonstrating the WebDriverIO Automation code for achieving it.


1)  Navigate to http://omayo.blogspot.com/

2)  Clicking on Double Click Here Button on Omayo.blogspot.com Web Application.

3) Close the Alert Box Displaying Double Click Successful.

Practical Demonstration:

Following are the Steps to Perform above Exercise (i.e. click on Double Click Here Button which generates a confirmation Alert Box mentioning Double Click Successful on Screen using doubleClick() command,) using WebDriverIO Automation code in ‘Visual Studio Code’ IDE:

Pre-requisite: Download the Project from here (Click here to Download) and Unzip it.

1)  Open Visual Studio Code on your system.

2)  Click on File and Select Open Folder. Select the project folder on which your workspace is present.

3)  Expand ‘test’ from the Explorer, right click on the displayed ‘specs’ and select ‘New File’ option as shown below:

4) Give any name of the newly created file say “doubleClick_test.js” and copy the below given code into the newly created file as shown below and save the file:

The following is the WebDriverIO sample code to click on Double Click Here button which generates Alert Box on Screen displaying Double Click Successful Message on ‘Omayo.blogspot.com’ Web application.

You can understand this code, by reading the comments provided in the below code:

Copy the code from here:-

describe('This Example show usage of doubleCLick() command in webdriverio', () => {
    it('should click on Double Click Here Button on Omayo.blogspot.com Web Application', ()=> {
    const myButton = $("//button[contains(text(),'Double click Here')]");
    myButton.doubleClick() //Double Click on Double Click Here Button 

5) Click on ‘wdio.conf.js’ to open in the IDE, and make sure the Test file name is updated properly in this file as shown below and save it:

6) Click on Terminal and Open New Terminal.

7) By Default, Powershell Terminal will open, change it to git bash as shown below:

8) Open Another Terminal in the same way we did in the step 6 and run below command in terminal

.\node_modules\.bin\wdio .\wdio.conf.js

Observe that the ‘doubleClick_test.js’ will get executed successfully, the firefox Browser will launch, and open URL given in code and respective action will be taken by WebDriverIO Automation code.

And also, the result will be displayed as ‘Passed’ in the terminal as shown below:

This is how, we can take help of doubleClick() Command of WebDriverIO to double click on button which require double click to proceed with it. Likewise, I will explain other commands to perform different operations on Web Pages using WebDriverIO in the upcoming Articles ­­

Next Steps:

> To learn more about WebDriverIO, continue to the next post (Click on Next Post link below)

> Check complete WebDriverIO Tutorial Contents here (Click here)

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