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Regex in findSomething

Post by Skarlso » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi!

I'm trying to use the regular expression option when searching for something. Windows, control, etc... But it never workes.. I tried the following:

form = Application.FindFormTitle(Consts.GetString("TitleQueryNumber"), SearchMatchMode.MatchRegExp, true, 25000);

Where Consts.GetString("TitleQueryNumber") inputs : 'Query [1-9] -'

( yes i tried entering it as a string and not using variables. )

This should find this window:
Query 2 - IHS Enerdeq™ Desktop Canadian

But it does not...

Any suggestions?

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Post by Support Team » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:33 pm

You are right, this should work.

Do you use the right DLLs from the Ranorex "Net2.0-Pro" folder? Regular expressions are not supported in the Ranorex 1.X free version ("Net2.0" folder).

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Post by Skarlso » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:42 pm

Yeah i'm using bought Ranorex 2.0 RC1.

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Post by Support Team » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:48 pm

I think you misunderstood me. From the code you submitted I can see that you are using Ranorex 1.X. I wanted you to check that you are using the right DLLs.

You need to use the DLLs from "Net2.0-Pro" folder in the Ranorex 1.X installation folder (usually "C:\Program Files\Ranorex 1.5.1\Bin\Net2.0-Pro"). Please make sure that the RanorexCore.dll you are using stems from this folder!

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Post by Skarlso » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:53 pm

Ahhh i see.

Yes the Path to the RanorexNet.dll is : D:\Program Files\Ranorex 1.5.1\Bin\Net2.0-Pro\RanorexNet.dll.

( Btw good that you mentioned this, later on i need to rewrite this to use the 2.0 dll... Note to self. )

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Post by Support Team » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:18 pm

And do you copy the RanorexCore.dll from the same path?

Did you try using a simpler regular expression, i.e. using the whole title of the application as displayed in RanorexSpy, e.g. "Query 2 - IHS Enerdeq™ Desktop Canadian"?

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Post by Skarlso » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:27 pm

I can only guess. The RanorexCore.dll was copied into the project after the project was created, so i can only guess that it was the same... But i could try to overwrite it?

The problem is that i can't use regular expressions. If i write in the whole name without regex than it can indeed find it. But that's not what i need...

What i need would be [1-9] because there can be any number from 1-9.

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Post by Support Team » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:56 pm

If searching for the whole name with SearchMatchMode.MatchRegExp worked, then you should have the right RanorexCore.dll. Otherwise, please overwrite the RanorexCore.dll from the Ranorex installation directory.

I tried Application.FindFormTitle with a similar RegEx and everything worked just as expected. Maybe the "TM" characters in the title are the problem. What is the exact title of the application in RanorexSpy?

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Post by Skarlso » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:40 am

Actually I'm omitting the TM in the title because i thought that maybe it would cause trouble. The title in the spy is that which i copied in previously.

Hmmm... I don't have any ideas left then..

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Post by Support Team » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:21 pm

Did you try using a Regex without the "[1-9]", i.e just "Query" or "Desktop Canadian"? That should work, too.

I'm also a little out of ideas, because all regular expression searches I execute work.

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Post by Skarlso » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:34 pm

Yeah, and that way they do work, but i need a number to be there :S

I'm trying to use 2.0 now, but the problem is that ...

do i really need to use the Whole Xpath??

EDIT: Disregard this.. i found that */button works fine..
Exp:

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/form[@controlname='CoreForm']/element[@controlname='barDockControlTop']/element[@controlname='Data Tools']/*/button[@accessiblename='Query']
but i only need /button[@accessiblename='Query'] and i'm searching in the Data Tools control. But if i don't use the full xpath it does not find it.. I could use descendant but that's not the point..

EDIT: This is however still an issue.. This is should work or not? As i remember xpath allowed the use of regex in the values too..

And also.. I'm trying Regex here too... Like:

form = "form[@title='IHS Enerdeq']";
or
form = "form[@title='IHS Enerdeq*']";

But that does not find IHS Enerdeq™ Desktop Canadian too :(

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Post by Support Team » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:49 pm

For regular expressions in path attributes please use the "~" operator:

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form = "form[@title~'IHS Enerdeq']";
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Post by Skarlso » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:50 pm

Yeah :D Just found it... sorry.. Really appreciate the help! Thx!