select menu item


Select an item on the specified menu.


TA name of the window.
(Optional/Mandatory based on platform – see the Notes section below) TA name of the menu control.
Menu item or menu item path (see Notes).

Valid contexts

This action may be used within the following project items: test modules and user-defined actions.


  • menu argument:
    • The menu argument does not apply in the case of an AUT with a user interface based on the Windows API; in such cases, the menu argument should be omitted.
    • For other platforms, the menu control of interest should be captured as an interface element and passed to the check menu item exists action through the menu argument.
  • item argument:
    • Menu items are identified by their caption properties.
    • If a menu path of more than one item must be specified, use arrow symbols ( -> ) as delimiters between menu items. For example, Vehicles->Cars->Four-door sedans.
  • This action supports the <ignore> modifier. If the string <ignore> is present as the value of any of the arguments, or any argument contains an expression that evaluates to <ignore>, the action is skipped during execution.

Applicable Built-In Settings

The following settings are applicable to this action: case sensitive, remove double quotes from cells, standard ASCII only, item wait, object wait, window wait.

Applicable Controls

This action is applicable to the following controls: menu.

Example - Case 1: Item on main menu of a Windows application

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Example - Case 2: Item on menu of a Java application

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