Tip to identify web object by ID + other tag

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Tip to identify web object by ID + other tag

Post by Florian » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:32 am

Hi all,

I've just think about a tip I could give you, just in case.
In my test suite, I am looking for the following aTag:

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.//a[@id='ctl00_ctl00_cphMainContent_cphMainContent_DetailCommand_lbClose' and @visible='true']
With a previous release of Ranorex, it was quite fast. But now with the 5.1.3 it could take 20-30 seconds to find the web object.

You may wonder: "why the hell he use such a path?!"
It is due to ajax code, when I click a button on the website and waiting for an object to exist (maybe there is a better way to do it?)

Not to wait 20-30s, I think how I could change the code. Finally I realized I could change the path like that:

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.//a[#'ctl00_ctl00_cphMainContent_cphMainContent_DetailCommand_lbClose']/../a[@visible='true']
In that way, he find easily the aTag but he is still waiting for the 'visible' option to be true.

What do you think?

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Re: Tip to identify web object by ID + other tag

Post by Support Team » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:27 pm

Hi Florian,

When you want to use other attributes beside the unique id too you need to use the following expression:

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.//a[#'ctl00_ctl00_cphMainContent_cphMainContent_DetailCommand_lbClose'][@visible='true']
for more information please see: RanoreXPath.

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Re: Tip to identify web object by ID + other tag

Post by Florian » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:29 pm

Oh thank you very much! It is obviously easier ...
Ok, forget what I wrote last time :)