Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

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Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by sincoew » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:51 am

Hi,
I try below code on ranorex 4.0.1,
{BACK} and {ENTER} key is work, but {HOME} key can't work.

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    repo.App.Self.PressKeys("{HOME}");
    repo.App.Self.PressKeys("{BACK}");
    repo.App.Self.PressKeys("{ENTER}");
Thanks a lot.
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Robert Chen.

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by Support Team » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Hi,

This should normally work, can you check if the {Home} key works with for instance Firefox?
Does it work when you manually click the {Home} key?

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by sameena » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:18 am

hi Team,

PressKeys("{HOME}") does not work . Can you please suggest any alternative.


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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by mebner » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:22 pm

Hi Sameena,

Which Ranorex version are you using?
Does the HOME button work at all?
Do you use a specific repository item for the press action?
What happens when you use it with Ranorex, nothing?

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by darius.popa » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:30 am

Hello,
I have the same problem (v 4.1.4). Back button works fine but Home button not.
Are there any alternatives?

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by Support Team » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:10 am

Hello,

May I ask you to answer the following questions?

Does the HOME button work at all?
Do you use a specific repository item for the press action?
What happens when you use it with Ranorex, nothing?
Does the following code work on your machine : Keyboard.Press("{Home}");?
You just need to set the focus on the specific element before you call the mentioned code.

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by darius.popa » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:35 am

Hello Markus,

Here are my answers:
Does the HOME button work at all?
-No
Do you use a specific repository item for the press action?
-No
What happens when you use it with Ranorex, nothing?
- Nothing
Does the following code work on your machine : Keyboard.Press("{Home}");?
-No
You just need to set the focus on the specific element before you call the mentioned code.

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by Support Team » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:58 pm

Hello,

Does the HOME button work at all?
I meant does it work without using Ranorex, when you manually press it?

Which HOME button do you mean?
You mean the one on the normal keyboard, right?

Are you sure you set the focus on the right element before you execute the action?

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by darius.popa » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:39 am

Hello Markus,

Pressing manually the home button from the devices works fine.
I tried to set focus before and the same results, it's not working.
It is strange because with Back button, it works fine. Do you plan to implement interruptions (home, resume app, notifications, sms, phone calls)? It will be very useful for us.

Thank you!

Darius

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by krstcs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:23 pm

Markus, I think the question was about the HOME Button on an Android device, not the HOME Key on a PC keyboard.

My understanding is that the HOME button on an Android device is controlled by the OS, and therefore will not be available to Ranorex to be used in scripts. Is that accurate?
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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by darius.popa » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Yes, I'm referring to Home button from Android. I know that Ranorex cannot access OS, but the back button is working fine :-?

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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by krstcs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:32 pm

The back button is accessible by the apps, but the home button is not. Android does not allow apps to do anything with the home button, so Ranorex won't be able to use it either.
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Re: Ranorex 4.0.1 Press Home key can't work.

Post by Support Team » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:00 pm

Hi,

The HOME button works in general, but unfortunately not with each app and not with each Android version.
There is a problem when injecting the code to simulate the press of the HOME button.
We therefore decided to remove it from the "press action's" list of the action table with Ranorex 5.0, even though it will be possible to use it in UserCode.

You need to make sure you execute the HOME on the right(root) container element, but as I stated it could be that it will not work.

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