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Trying to automate the IE's window which appears when any file gets downloaded,
need to click on "Open with" option which is a part of SplitButton,

<img src='https://i.stack.imgur.com/XJMJp.png'/>


Unable to find the "Open with" option as Child/Descendant of the window, Although rest of the buttons could easily be found.

What I have tried:

Tried recursively find the window, but NO SUCCESS

FindTreeViewDescendants(elementNode)
{
 AutomationElement elementNode = TreeWalker.ControlViewWalker.GetFirstChild(targetTreeViewElement);

        while (elementNode != null)
        {
            // Test for the control patterns of interest for this sample.
            object objPattern;
            ExpandCollapsePattern expcolPattern;
            if (true == elementNode.TryGetCurrentPattern(ExpandCollapsePattern.Pattern, out objPattern))
            {
                expcolPattern = objPattern as ExpandCollapsePattern;
                if (expcolPattern.Current.ExpandCollapseState != ExpandCollapseState.LeafNode)
                {
                    ExpandCollapsePattern expandPattern = ((ExpandCollapsePattern)expcolPattern);
                    if (expandPattern.Current.ExpandCollapseState != ExpandCollapseState.Expanded)
                        expandPattern.Expand();
                }
            }
            TogglePattern togPattern;
            if (true == elementNode.TryGetCurrentPattern(TogglePattern.Pattern, out objPattern))
            {
                togPattern = objPattern as TogglePattern;
                TogglePattern expandPattern = ((TogglePattern)togPattern);
                if (expandPattern.Current.ToggleState != ToggleState.On)
                    expandPattern.Toggle();
            }
            InvokePattern invPattern;
            if (true == elementNode.TryGetCurrentPattern(InvokePattern.Pattern, out objPattern))
            {
                if (elementNode.Current.Name == "Open with")
                {
                    invPattern = objPattern as InvokePattern;
                    InvokePattern expandPattern = ((InvokePattern)invPattern);
                    expandPattern.Invoke();
                }
            }

            // Iterate to next element.
            // elementNode - Current element.
            // treeviewIndex - Index of parent TreeView.
            FindTreeViewDescendants(elementNode);
            elementNode = TreeWalker.ControlViewWalker.GetNextSibling(elementNode);
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Updated 7-Nov-19 0:33am

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Solution 1

You can't - you have no control over what the client browser does with the download: understandably, this is a security thing to prevent unwanted downloads being capable of automatically executing and installing malware.
   
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isaketranjan 7-Nov-19 5:40am
   
But there are tools e.g. Softomotive's ProcessRobot, uipath which does the exact same thing,
So, CANNOT -- i guess, is not the answer. Did you the see the image link which i have attached ?
And Only split button's menu item is not getting retrieved otherwise i can find Open button, Open folder, View Downloads buttons.
And big thanks for your speedy response, Please help me out for this as i am stuck on it for days now
Dave Kreskowiak 7-Nov-19 8:22am
   
Again, you can NOT pick the app for the client.

All you can do is provide a correct MIME type for the download in the server-side code. The MIME type tells the browser what to do with the content it just downloaded. If the client-side has a handler installed with registered MIME types it can handle, the browser can tell the system to launch the handler with the path to the content it downloaded.

THAT IS THE EXTENT OF THE CONTROL YOU HAVE OVER HOW THE BROWSER HANDLES THE CONTENT.
isaketranjan 7-Nov-19 9:07am
   
Providing MIME type is not an option for me,my project on which i am working on is an AUTOMATION TOOL, and user can select any Window(App), Button, Split button, also, using SENDKEY is not an option for me, i am using Microsoft's uiautomationclient.dll for same.

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