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move_by_offset – Action Chains in Selenium Python

Last Updated : 15 May, 2020
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Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. ActionChains are a way to automate low-level interactions such as mouse movements, mouse button actions, keypress, and context menu interactions. This is useful for doing more complex actions like hover over and drag and drop. Action chain methods are used by advanced scripts where we need to drag an element, click an element, double click, etc.
This article revolves around move_by_offset method on Action Chains in Python Selenium. move_by_offset method is used for moving the mouse to an offset from current mouse position.
Syntax –

move_by_offset(xoffset, yoffset)
Args –

  • xoffset: X offset to move to, as a positive or negative integer.
  • yoffset: Y offset to move to, as a positive or negative integer.

Example –
one can use move mouse method as an Action chain as below –

move_by_offset(100, 200)

How to use move_by_offset Action Chain method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, move_by_offset method of Action Chains in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit and operate on an element.

Program –

# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# import Action chains 
from selenium.webdriver.common.action_chains import ActionChains
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# get
# create action chain object
action = ActionChains(driver)
# move the cursor
action.move_by_offset(200, 200)
# perform the operation

Output –

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