How to write an ObjectExists method

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How to write an ObjectExists method

Post by jlowder » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:31 pm


I'm writing all of my automation in Visual Studio 2010, including the declaration of all my objects.

Because I don't have an "ObjectInfo" I can't use .exists. I want to write a method to do so. Currently, for each case I will write something like:

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Ranorex.Button aButton;
var closedButtonExists = Host.Local.TryFindSingle("/form...", 2000, out aButton);
if (closedButtonExists)
Instead of writing this out each time I want to see if an object exists, I'd like to write a method. But I'm not sure how to pass in a generic type of "object".

Essentially what I'm looking at is:

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public bool ObjectExists(Ranorex.Object myObject, string myXpath)
     Ranorex.myObject someObject;
     var doIExist = ...
Is this possible? Or is there another way to go about this?



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Re: How to write an ObjectExists method

Post by Ciege » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:35 pm

Maybe try one of the following:
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Re: How to write an ObjectExists method

Post by artur_gadomski » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:33 am

You can also try to make a generic method:
public bool ObjectExists<T>(string myXpath)
     T someObject;
     return Host.Local.TryFindSingle(myXpath, 2000, out someObject);