Incorrect elements are selected when you use a coded UI test to test websites for Internet Explorer

Applies to: Internet Explorer 11Internet Explorer 10Internet Explorer 9

Symptoms


If a webpage contains an iframe and the direction of the iframe content is right-to-left (RTL), the elementFromPoint method may return an incorrect element. This issue occurs if you use F12 developer tools in Internet Explorer or a coded UI test in Visual Studio on a computer that has Internet Explorer 11, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 8.

Resolution


Update information

To resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in March cumulative security update for Internet Explorer (MS15-018) .

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.