Problem obtaining menu from form.

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jeffras
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Problem obtaining menu from form.

Post by jeffras » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:38 pm

I have used the examples of passing the form to the menu constructor on our application and I always receive a menu object with no items (getItemCount() = 0). I can iterate through all of the controls and I have identified the main menu control. Is there a way to create a menu object from the actual control?

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Jeff

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Post by jeffras » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:00 pm

After more digging at this problem I found that our application uses a non windows menubar (http://www.componentsource.com/products ... mmary.html)

Is there any way to access the menu items of the control or am I out of luck?

Thanks
Jeff

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Post by admin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:22 am

Can you see the menu items with RanorexSpy?
If yes, then you can automate the menu with Ranorex.

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Post by jeffras » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:39 pm

I can only see the menu and not the individual menu items with ranorexspy. It looks like I will not be able to test the menubar with ranorex :0(

Thanks for the help with this.

Jeff

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Post by admin » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:00 pm

You can also send Keyboard shortcuts to start a menu command.
To start the File New menu you can send:

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// Send ALT + f + n
form.SendKeys("%fn");
or if you want to do it slower:

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// Send ALT + f + n
form.SendKeys("%f");
Application.Sleep(500);
form.SendKeys("n");
Application.Sleep(500);
You can also send global Keyboard events with the function Application.SendKeys();

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Post by CookieMonster » Fri Nov 24, 2006 8:29 am

Hi Jeffras,

I had the same problems with the DevExpress Controls. If Ranorex can find the main menu control, then you can use a modified version of the DumpTree Example, in my example (ClickChildElement) . But I works only if you can set the Accessibility Name to the submemu items

Best Regards and I hope it helps
Dan

Here the Example: It is a little bit slow but it works for me.

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public void ClickChildElement(Element mnuMainElement, int level, String ctrlName)
        {
            level++;

            int childCount = element.GetChildCount;
            for (int index = 0; index < childCount; index++)
            {
                Element child = element.GetChild(index);
                if (child.Name.Equals(ctrlName))
                {
                    Mouse.ClickElement(child);  
                }
                else
                {
                    GetChildElement(child, level, ctrlName);
                }
            }
        }