How to use the click() method in Action Chain class in Selenium with python?

We can click() method in Action Chain class in Selenium. These classes are generally used for automating interactions like context menu click, mouse button actions, key press and mouse movements.

These types of actions are mainly common in complex scenarios like drag and drop and hovering over an element on the page. The methods of the Action Chains class are utilized by advanced scripts. We can manipulate DOM with the help of Action Chains in Selenium.

The action chain object implements the ActionChains in the form of a queue and then executes the perform() method. On calling the method perform(), all the actions on action chains will be performed.

The method of creating an Action Chain object is listed below −

  • First we need to import the Action Chain class and then the driver will be passed as an argument to it.

  • Now all the operations of action chains can be done with the help of this object.


Syntax for creating an object of Action Chains −

from selenium import webdriver

# import Action chains

from selenium.webdriver import ActionChains

# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# create action chain object
action = ActionChains(driver)

After creating an object of Action Chains, we can perform numerous operations one by one like a chain which is queued.

click() - This method performs click operation on an element of the page.



Where args is the element to be clicked. If the arguments are omitted, it shall click on the present position of mouse.

source = driver.find_element_by_id("name")
#action chain object
action = ActionChains(driver)
# click operation
# perform the action


Code Implementation for clicking an element.

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver import ActionChains
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
#browser exposes an executable file
#Through Selenium test we will invoke the executable file which will then
#invoke actual browser
driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path="C:\chromedriver.exe")
# to maximize the browser window
#get method to launch the URL
#to refresh the browser
# identifying the source element
source= driver.find_element_by_xpath("//*[text()='Team']");
# action chain object creation
action = ActionChains(driver)
# click the element
# perform the action
#to close the browser