Not able to click out side of the drop-down – selenium angular


Angular 11.0.2 web application

To check if validation message is displayed or not when value is not selected from the drop-down, I am clicking outside of the drop-down, but getting ElementNotInteractableException

Also In the inspector window, I am not able to inspect any of the elements when the drop-down is visible.
Getting div.cdk-overlay-backdrop cdk-overlay-transparent-backdrop cdk-overlay-backdrop-showing when trying to inspect.

Please find the below screenshot for same.

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There are two ways of handling it, either you can click outside of the drop down using a different elements tag name
or use seleniums mouse click action using co-ordinates (Ex: 0,0) whivh is outside of the drop down.

  1. driver.findElement(By.tagName("body")).click();

  2. Actions action = new Actions(driver); action.moveByOffset(0, 0).click().build().perform();

Answered By – Aruna

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