Click on a tab in a ribbon with a WinForms app using DevExpress controls

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Click on a tab in a ribbon with a WinForms app using DevExpress controls

Post by jmarkman » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:09 pm

In the limited amount of time I have with the trial, I'm trying to write some simple automation in Visual Studio following the VS integration guide. I'm not changing a whole lot from the calculator example, but I'm having trouble specifying a type for FindSingle to click on a button in a ribbon control. My first instinct was to do something like
var ribbonControl = myApp.FindSingle<Ribbon>
but it appears that this isn't a feature.

So instead, I'm trying
Form myApp = Host.Local.FindSingle($"form[@processname='{processName}']");
var mainWindow = myApp.FindSingle("form[@controlname='MainGForm']");
var ribbonControl = mainWindow.FindSingle(@"./element[@controlname='ribbonControl1']");
var toolsTab = ribbonControl.FindSingle(@".//tabpage[@accessiblename='Tools']");
toolsTab.Click();
but intellisense says that there's no Click() method for the tools tab, though according to Ranorex Spy, I'm already at the deepest node in the path. The example program in the VS doc gets to actually leverage the generic version of FindSingle, but what is my course of action for clicking on this item?

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Re: Click on a tab in a ribbon with a WinForms app using DevExpress controls

Post by odklizec » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:27 am

Hi,

You must either specify the control type, or use "Unknown" to be able to use "click" action.

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TabPage toolsTab = ribbonControl.FindSingle(@".//tabpage[@accessiblename='Tools']");  
or 
Unknown toolsTab = ribbonControl.FindSingle(@".//tabpage[@accessiblename='Tools']");  
toolsTab.Click();  
Hope this helps?
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Re: Click on a tab in a ribbon with a WinForms app using DevExpress controls

Post by jmarkman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:33 pm

This does help, actually. Thank you!

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Re: Click on a tab in a ribbon with a WinForms app using DevExpress controls

Post by odklizec » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:18 am

Hi,

I'm glad it helped ;)
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