Drag and drop UI element in window Action(Power Automate Desktop

Japanese version.

It can be used to move files (although Move file(s) Action also exists) or to open a specified file in a specified application.

How to use

Drag "Drag and drop UI element in window" from "UI automation" under "Actions".

Set parameters.


UI element to drag/UI element to drop over

Specify the target for drag-and-drop.

The following pops up when you click on the input field.

If you have already registered a UI element, select the object,

If not registered, click the "Add new UI element" button.

Hover the mouse over the target when the following window appears.

When you hover the mouse over it, it will be surrounded by a red frame.

Then hold down the Ctrl key and click.

The input field should appear as shown in the following figure (the text will vary depending on the UI element you have selected).

Click type

Select which click to perform.

  • Left click
  • Right click

Advanced (Positioning)

Adjust the position using relative position and offset if necessary.

Basically, the initial state is fine, but if drag-and-drop is not possible, adjust by changing values and testing.

Relative position specifies where to click within the red frame.

Center means to click at the center of the red frame, and Left means to click at the left edge of the red frame.

Offset is a fine adjustment in pixels from that position.

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