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can't reconginze the application which made by sandbar

Post by xing.liu » Fri May 22, 2015 4:42 am

Hi, I am researching this tool, and try to use Ranorex Spy to track my application, but it can't capture some part of it(created by sandbar.dll), like the sound button(SandBar.ButtonItem), becausef of some reason we cant us the image capture, so anybody can help me, an ideas will be kindly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: can't reconginze the application which made by sandbar

Post by odklizec » Fri May 22, 2015 7:22 am


At first, please post the Ranorex snapshot (not screenshot) of the GUI in question. You can find how to create one here: ... files.html

At second, if the GUI element is created with limited or no accessibility support, there is unfortunately nothing much you can do, except of using image-based automation, eventually, you can try to use the GDI access approach described here: ... tions.html

Another (hardcore) possibility is to try to add the accessibility to the control via sub-classing, described for example here: ... s-controls
But this may not work in all cases and it requires some serious coding skills ;) And of course, it's much harder (yet not impossible) to do so without source code of the control.
Pavel Kudrys
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