iPhone vs iPad

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iPhone vs iPad

Post by tvu » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:29 pm

Is there an attribute I can check to determine if I am using an iPhone or an iPad?

I have an issue where Ranorex isn't able to reliably set the text value of a search field. The support team is already looking into it. As a workaround, I am using the mobile keyboard to type in the search field. The Xpaths for the shift, ABC, 123 and #+= buttons are different when you are using an iPhone vs an iPad.

I have separate repository items for these buttons and need to determine which one to use when I am typing. I am using the iOS Simulator to run regression on a variety of device / iOS combinations.

I can think of two ways to determine this:
1. Pass in a global variable
2. Look at the ClientRectangle attribute to determine the screen size

But, I am hoping there is an API in place already or a more definitive attribute to check.


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Re: iPhone vs iPad

Post by Support Team » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:58 pm

Hi tvu,

Unfortunately it is not possible to determine the device type via Ranorex.
The following attributes can be used to identify your device.
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I’m afraid you need to use one of your mentioned approaches.
Thank you for your understanding.

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Re: iPhone vs iPad

Post by tvu » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:34 pm

Thanks Markus,

I ended up counting the special keys on the keyboard to determine the difference between the iPhone vs iPad. I realize that the iPhone 6 Plus has a bigger pixel dimensions than the older iPads.