Self generated Control

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fabdic
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Self generated Control

Post by fabdic » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:11 am

Hello,

I have an self generated Control for Charts. In this Form there are also some DataPoints from which I can access a dropDown-Menu with a mouse-click.

My Problem is that Ranorex recognizes it as an Picture(The Control is written in VisualBasic.).
Searching per Pixel would not help because the Form changes.

Thanks

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Re: Self generated Control

Post by odklizec » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:20 pm

Hi,

It seems that the control in question is not Ranorex (accessibility) friendly. Your only hope is to ask the control developer for a proper implementation of accessibility for this control. There are several Ranorex blog posts discussing this subject...
http://www.ranorex.com/blog/enabling-au ... s-controls
http://www.ranorex.com/blog/enabling-au ... essibility

If there is no way to add the accessibility to this control, your only hope is to use image-based recording. If properly used, it may help you also with dynamically changing GUI. See this screencast...
http://www.ranorex.com/support/screencasts.html#c2529

OK, one more idea. Another thing you might try is to use GDI capture list as described here...
http://www.ranorex.com/support/user-gui ... tions.html
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