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Double-click a DOM element.

Syntax

.dblclick()
.dblclick(options)
.dblclick(position)
.dblclick(position, options)
.dblclick(x, y)
.dblclick(x, y, options)

Usage

Correct Usage

cy.get('button').dblclick()          // Double click on button
cy.focused().dblclick()              // Double click on el with focus
cy.contains('Welcome').dblclick()    // Double click on first el containing 'Welcome'

Incorrect Usage

cy.dblclick('button')          // Errors, cannot be chained off 'cy'
cy.window().dblclick()         // Errors, 'window' does not yield DOM element

Arguments

position (String)

The position where the double click should be issued. The center position is the default position. Valid positions are topLeft, top, topRight, left, center, right, bottomLeft, bottom, and bottomRight.

cypress-command-positions-diagram

x (Number)

The distance in pixels from the element’s left to issue the double click.

y (Number)

The distance in pixels from the element’s top to issue the double click.

options (Object)

Pass in an options object to change the default behavior of .dblclick().

Option Default Description
altKey false Activates the alt key (option key for Mac). Aliases: optionKey.
animationDistanceThreshold animationDistanceThreshold The distance in pixels an element must exceed over time to be considered animating.
ctrlKey false Activates the control key. Aliases: controlKey.
log true Displays the command in the Command log
force false Forces the action, disables waiting for actionability
metaKey false Activates the meta key (Windows key or command key for Mac). Aliases: commandKey, cmdKey.
multiple true Serially click multiple elements
shiftKey false Activates the shift key.
timeout defaultCommandTimeout Time to wait for .dblclick() to resolve before timing out
waitForAnimations waitForAnimations Whether to wait for elements to finish animating before executing the command.

Yields

  • .dblclick() yields the same subject it was given from the previous command.

Examples

No Args

Double click an anchor link

cy.get('a#nav1').dblclick() // yields the <a>

Position

Specify a position of the element to double click

Click the bottom center of the button.

cy.get('button').dblclick('bottom')

Coordinates

Specify coordinates relative to the top left corner

The double click below will be issued inside of the element (30px from the left and 10px from the top).

cy.get('button').dblclick(30, 10)

Options

Force a double click regardless of its actionable state

Forcing a double click overrides the actionable checks Cypress applies and will automatically fire the events.

cy.get('button').dblclick({ force: true })

Force a double click with position argument

cy.get('button').dblclick('topRight', { force: true })

Force a double click with relative coordinates

cy.get('button').dblclick(60, 60, { force: true })

Double click all buttons found on the page

By default, Cypress will iteratively apply the double click to each element and will also log to the Command Log multiple times.

You can turn this off by passing multiple: false to .dblclick().

cy.get('button').dblclick({ multiple: false })

Double click with key combinations

The .dblclick() command may also be fired with key modifiers in order to simulate holding key combinations while double clicking, such as SHIFT + double click.

You can also use key combinations during .type(). This offers options to hold down keys across multiple commands. See Key Combinations for more information.

The following modifiers can be combined with .dblclick().

Option Notes
altKey Activates the alt key (option key for Mac). Aliases: optionKey.
ctrlKey Activates the control key. Aliases: controlKey.
metaKey Activates the meta key (Windows key or command key for Mac). Aliases: commandKey, cmdKey.
shiftKey Activates the shift key.

Alt click

// execute ALT + dblclick on the first <li>
cy.get('li:first').dblclick({
  altKey: true
})

Notes

Actionability

The element must first reach actionability

.dblclick() is an “action command” that follows all the rules defined here.

Rules

Requirements

  • .dblclick() requires being chained off a command that yields DOM element(s).

Assertions

  • .dblclick() will automatically wait for the element to reach an actionable state.

  • .dblclick() will automatically wait for assertions you've chained to pass.

Timeouts

  • .dblclick() can time out waiting for the element to reach an actionable state.

  • .dblclick() can time out waiting for assertions you've added to pass.

Command Log

Double click on a div

cy.get('.action-div').dblclick()

The commands above will display in the Command Log as:

Command Log dblclick

When clicking on dblclick within the command log, the console outputs the following:

console.log dblclick

History

Version Changes
3.5.0 Added support for options force and multiple.
3.5.0 Added support for position, x, and y arguments.
3.5.0 Added sending mouseover, mousemove, mouseout, pointerdown, pointerup, and pointermove during .dblclick().

See also