Unable to cast object of type 'Ranorex.Control' to ComboBox

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issamq
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Unable to cast object of type 'Ranorex.Control' to ComboBox

Post by issamq » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:11 am

I am getting this message when I try to cast ComboBox to the Control type.

Unable to cast object of type 'Ranorex.Control' to type 'Ranorex.ComboBox'.

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Control curComboBox = form.FindControlName(curControl.Name);
ComboBox curCmbBox = (ComboBox)curComboBox;

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Post by admin » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:45 pm

I tried this in V1.1.0 and it worked.
Which Ranorex and .NET Framework version do you use?

I would suggest the following function:

ComboBox comboBox = form.FindComboBox(curControl.Name);

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Post by issamq » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:50 pm

I have already what you suggested and I got back null.

I am using the latest version of your tool: v1.1.0 along with .Net 1.1 and DevExpress controls.

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Post by admin » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:00 pm

You can't use the Ranorex.ComboBox class for DevExpress ComboBox.
I made some tests with the "XtraGrid Features Demo" of the DevExpress demo application. You can automate the DevExpress controls with the Element functionality.

The following code automates a DevExpress ComboBox(from the TableLayout page):

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Control newItemCombobox = form.FindControlName("icbNewItemRow");
if (newItemCombobox == null)
{ 
    Console.WriteLine("Cannot find icbNewItemRow");
    return 1;
}
Mouse.ClickControl(newItemCombobox);

Element listItem = newItemCombobox.Element.FindChild(Role.ListItem, "Top");
if (listItem == null)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Cannot find listItem");
    return 1;
}
Mouse.ClickElement(listItem);
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Post by issamq » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:03 pm

That still did not work. Currently my work around is to use the sendKey to set the value of the combo box. The workaround you outlined which is using the Element is not finding the Listitem object. I looped through the Elements contained in the control, and none of them is a listitem.

Can I assume that your product does not support DevExpress controls?

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Post by admin » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:27 pm

I think the ListItems will be generated after a drop down operation.
You should wait a little bit after clicking on the combobox.

Try the following modified code:

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Control newItemCombobox = form.FindControlName("icbNewItemRow");
if (newItemCombobox == null)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Cannot find icbNewItemRow");
    return 1;
}
Mouse.ClickControl(newItemCombobox);

Application.Sleep(200);

Element listItem = newItemCombobox.Element.FindChild(Role.ListItem, "Top");
if (listItem == null)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Cannot find listItem");
    return 1;
}
Mouse.ClickElement(listItem);
Which DevExpress version do you use? I made the tests with the v7.1.
Can I assume that your product does not support DevExpress controls?
Ranorex's Element approach works with almost every custom controls(e.g. DevExpress).

If not please send us a simple application.

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Post by issamq » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:08 am

And to email address to email the sample app to?

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Post by admin » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:50 am

Please send the sample app to: gherget(at) ranorex.com

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