c# javascript pseudo-element selenium

Click on pseudo element using Selenium

I am trying to use Selenium to click on a ::after pseudo element. I realize that this cannot be done through the WebDriver directly, but cannot seem to figure out a way to do so with Javascript.

Here is what the DOM looks like:

<em class="x-btn-split" unselectable="on" id="ext-gen161">
<button type="button" id="ext-gen33" class=" x-btn-text">
<div class="mruIcon"></div>

This is what the above element looks like. The Left hand side of the object is the ‘button’ element and the :after element is the right hand side with the arrow which would bring down a dropdown menu when clicked. As you can see that the right hand side has no identifiers whatsoever and that is partially what is making this difficult to do.

Element to be clicked

I have seen these two links in stackoverflow and have attempted to combine the answers to form my solution, but to no avail.

Clicking an element in Selenium WebDriver using JavaScript

Locating pseudo element in Selenium WebDriver using JavaScript

Here is one my attempts:

string script = "return window.getComputedStyle(document.querySelector('#ext-gen33'),':before')";
IJavaScriptExecutor js = (IJavaScriptExecutor) Session.Driver;
js.ExecuteScript("arguments[0].click(); ", script);

In which I get this error:

System.InvalidOperationException: 'unknown error: arguments[0].click is not a function
(Session info: chrome=59.0.3071.115)
(Driver info: chromedriver=2.30.477700 (0057494ad8732195794a7b32078424f92a5fce41),platform=Windows NT 6.1.7601 SP1 x86_64)'

I’ve also tried using the Actions class in Selenium to move the mouse in reference to the left hand side, similar to this answer as well. I think it may be because I don’t know what the offset is measured in and the documentation doesn’t seem to give any indication. I think it is in pixels??

Actions build = new Actions(Session.Driver);
build.MoveToElement(FindElement(By.Id("ext-gen33"))).MoveByOffset(235, 15).Click().Build().Perform();

This attempt seems to click somewhere as it gives no errors, but I’m not really sure where.

I’m attempting to automate Salesforce (Service Cloud) in c# if that helps.

Maybe someone can offer a solution?