Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

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Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

Post by Nagarjuna » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:29 am

Hi,

I am trying to automate Windows 8.1 Metro App. I am facing issues when invoking app bars and selecting menu items of app bars. I tried invoking app bars using "Win + Z", it is causing problems like invoking windows app bar rather than the application app bar. Presently we are using right click on application to invoke the app bar. It is not working well all times.

Let me know if is there any better way to invoke app bars.

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Nag

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Re: Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

Post by Support Team » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:50 pm

Hello Nagarjuna,

Unfortunately, we are not aware of issues with windows app bars. Does the issue occur within a specific metro app? May I ask if it's possible to provide a sample?

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Re: Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

Post by Nagarjuna » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:16 pm

Hello Robert,

Thanks for the reply..

It is not specific to metro app. In Windows 8.1 Start menu, charm menu app bar also not invoking using ranorex. We are using one work around for it i.e. short cut 'Win + C'.

Manually when user taps from top of screen to down Windows app bars will invoke. But with the ranorex not able to do the same operation.

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Re: Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

Post by Support Team » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:12 pm

Hello Nagarjuna,

You need to ensure that the mouse moves exactly to the correct position in order to activate the charm bar. We did not face any issues while activating the charm bar using a Ranorex test. That aside, I would highly recommend using a shortcut like “Win + C”, because this much more consistent than a coordinate based mouse move.

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Re: Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

Post by fentressflores » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:55 am

Hey I am also facing the same followed the direction told by you, but still the same problem.
Have a look at bar chart.

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Re: Invoking App Bars in Win 8.1 Metro Apps.

Post by Support Team » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:46 am

Hello fentressflores,

Have you already tried to invoke the charm bar using „Win + C“ ?

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