Articles Tagged 'locator'

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How to define and use a dynamic Web locator

Imaging you have a table with dynamic data on the page. It is not possible to learn every cell. But it is possible to parameterize the locator of a cell and access cells you need during test playback.

How to master a dynamic locator with RVL

There are situations when object location attribute  depends on the object data and it is not possible to record/learn all such objects in advance.  In this case it may be convenient to calculate object location at playback time using FormatString and SetLocatorOpts actions of the RVL global object.

Dynamically changing object locators for WPF/Silverlight applications

Sometimes you will have controls in a WPF or Silverlight application which use dynamic lists.

Depending on certain settings, the widgets in the list will appear in different places.

This means that a Learned Rapise object which works fine if its in the original ListBox[0] location position is then played-back when it's displayed in another position, it will be ListBox[1] or [2].

Unlike the XPath option with web testing, Rapise doesn't currently allow regular expressions (Regex) in locators stored inside the objects.js file. This article describes a way around the problem:

How to handle Windows/Objects that have names that change
When using Rapise to record test scripts against Windows, Java, Flex, or other thick client applications that have windows or objects whose names may change in between test runs, you will usually need to make changes to either the test script or the learned objects so that they can match correctly. This article outlines some suggested techniques for recording/playing back scripts against such applications.