Drag and drop in background of a application



I have managed to use Uipath to automate the drag and drop of a record onto another using two ‘click text’ actions where the application (bespoke and written in VB6) is visible/on screen.

I hope to do this in the background.

I have not been able to do this using ‘sendwindowsmessage’.

Do you have any suggestions?

I have researched this online and it appears it may be possible by integrating some code or another automation software into the Uipath workflow I have created.

-the records that require dragging and dropping to are not selectable. They are lines of text within a selector that is selectable for screen scraping.
-I am unable to modify the VB6 application or use another tool. It is specifically designed for operators to administer a database.

This is my first post on this forum. I hope this is sufficiently detailed and in the right category.

Thank you



You can’t do it in background as [k(down)]…[k(up)] can’t be simulated.


OK. Thank you.


Could you or anybody please post a video demonstrating the drag and drop in UiPath. I am trying to use drag and drop in Citrix Automation, is it reliable to use drag and drop in that?