UiPath Activities

The UiPath Activities Guide

UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Activities.NHover

Description

Hovers the mouse over a specified UI element. This activity must be added inside a Use Application/Browser activity.

Properties

Common

  • Continue on error - Specifies if the automation should continue even when the activity throws an error. This field only supports Boolean values (True, False). The default value is False. As a result, if the field is blank and an error is thrown, the execution of the project stops. If the value is set to True, the execution of the project continues regardless of any error.
  • Delay after - Delay (in seconds) between the time this activity is completed and the time the next activity begins any operations. The default value is 0.3 seconds. Adding a delay between activities ensures that one activity has enough time to complete before the next activity begins.
  • Delay before - Delay (in seconds) between the time the previous activity is completed and the time this activity begins performing any operations. The default value is 0.2 seconds. Adding a delay between activities ensures that one activity has enough time to complete before the next activity begins.
  • DisplayName - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel. A display name is automatically generated when you indicate a target.
  • Timeout - Specify a number of seconds for which to wait for the activity to be executed before throwing an error. The default value is 30 seconds.

Misc

  • Private - If selected, the values of variables and arguments are no longer logged at Verbose level.

Options

  • Duration - The number of seconds for which to hover the target element. The default value is 1 second.
  • Input mode - Select how to execute the hover:
    • Same as App/Browser - Use the same input mode as the Use Application/Browser activity. This is the default selection.
    • Hardware Events - Simulates the hover by using the hardware driver. This is the slowest method, it cannot work in the background, but it is compatible with all desktop apps.
    • Simulate - Simulates the hover using the technology of the target application. This input method is the fastest and works in the background.

UiPath.UIAutomationNext.Activities.NHover

Description

Hovers the mouse over a specified UI element. This activity must be added inside a Use Application/Browser activity.

Configuring the Activity

In the Body of the Activity

  • Click Indicate target on screen to indicate the UI element over which to hover.
  • Duration - Click Plus plus button on the right side of the field, and then select Number to enter the number of seconds for which to hover the target element. The default value is 1 second. Alternatively, you can use one of the other options in the menu to enter the duration:
    • Data from the Project Notebook or a parent Excel file. For example, select an Excel file, and then select a cell that contains a number.
    • Ask when run - Prompt for a number when the project is executed.
    • Open in Advanced Editor - Enter a VB expression.
  • After you indicate the target, click Menu Options button to access the following options:
    • Indicate target on screen - Indicate the target again.
    • Edit Target - Open the selection mode to configure the target.

For more information about indicating and configuring targets, see About the UIAutomationNext Activities Pack.

In the Properties Panel

Common

  • Continue on error - Specifies if the automation should continue even when the activity throws an error. This field only supports Boolean values (True, False). The default value is False. As a result, if the field is blank and an error is thrown, the execution of the project stops. If the value is set to True, the execution of the project continues regardless of any error.
  • Delay after - Delay (in seconds) between the time this activity is completed and the time the next activity begins any operations. The default value is 0.3 seconds. Adding a delay between activities ensures that one activity has enough time to complete before the next activity begins.
  • Delay before - Delay (in seconds) between the time the previous activity is completed and the time this activity begins performing any operations. The default value is 0.2 seconds. Adding a delay between activities ensures that one activity has enough time to complete before the next activity begins.
  • DisplayName - The name displayed for the activity in the Designer panel. A display name is automatically generated when you indicate a target.
  • Timeout - Specify a number of seconds for which to wait for the activity to be executed before throwing an error. The default value is 30 seconds.

Misc

  • Private - If selected, the data used by the activity is not saved to the StudioX logs when the project is executed.

Options

  • Duration - See Duration in the body of the activity.
  • Input mode - Select how to execute the hover:
    • Same as App/Browser - Use the same input mode as the Use Application/Browser activity. This is the default selection.
    • Hardware Events - Simulates the hover by using the hardware driver. This is the slowest method, it cannot work in the background, but it is compatible with all desktop apps.
    • Simulate - Simulates the hover using the technology of the target application. This input method is the fastest of the three and works in the background.

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