What's the best way to deal with the application not being ready

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I have noticed that some of my tests failed b/c of the time it took for some pages to load. The recording is fine, but I am getting "TypeError(-2146827850): Object doesn't support this property or method" when I play the script.

Any adivice on how to handle this?
2 Replies
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
re: inflectra.david Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It is recommended to fine-tune the synchronization using one of the 2 available methods:

1. Global.DoSleep(1000);

Waits for 1 second. In many cases it is enough

2. Global.DoWaitFor('MyObjectId', 10000);

- Wait for given object up to 10 seconds. If object is found earlier then method unblocks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
re: inflectra.david Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Also you can use the following function (that you can add to your script file):

* Waits for specified value of object's property. Function returns object handle
* if object was found and specified property equals to desired value or 'false'
* in case of timeout.
* @param obj ID of object to wait for or object itself.
* @param getterName Property getter function name.
* @param propValue Desired value.
* @param [timeout = 10000] Maximum time to wait.
* @param [params] Parameters for property getter function.
* @returns Found object or 'false'.

function DoWaitForProperty(/**String|SeSObject*/obj, /**String*/getterName, /**String|Number|Boolean*/ propValue, /**Number*/timeout, /**Array|String|Number|Boolean*/params) /**SeSObject|false*/
timeout = timeout||10000;
params = params||[];

if (typeof(params) != "object")
params = [params];

var start_ = new Date;
var waitInt = 0;
var res = null;
if (typeof(obj) == "object")
res = obj;
res = SeSFindObj(obj);

var prop = res[getterName];
if (prop && typeof(prop) == "function")
var value = prop.apply(res, params);
if (value === propValue)
return res;
} while((new Date - start_)<timeout);
return false;

You can use this new function using:

 // Wait for timer to finish
DoWaitForProperty('OnlineTimerTime', 'InnerText', "00:00:00", 10000);

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