How to press editor action on Espresso


How do you press the Editor Action key on Android softkey using Espresso? I tried:

onView(withId("Sample Title"), pressKey(KeyEvent.FLAG_EDITOR_ACTION));

But it’s not working.. Any idea?


“pressKey” expects a KEYCODE, not a FLAG. So pressKey(KeyEvent.FLAG_EDITOR_ACTION) doesn’t really make sense and will definitely not work.

But there is a ViewAction for pressing the editor (IME) action, see the static method: ViewActions#pressImeActionButton()

You can view the Espresso 1.x implementation details here:

Answered By – yogurtearl

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