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Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:59 pm

The test shown below, validates the title of the "link with title" on the http://www.ranorex.com/web-testing-examples/ web page.

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The XPath for the link title is:

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/tooltip[@text='link title']
The test runs fine and passes in IE, Chrome and Safari. However, it fails in Firefox. How can I get it to run successfully in Firefox?

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by krstcs » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:24 pm

What error are you getting on FF? Without that it's hard to know what is happening.

I would suggest that you not use the @text attribute for both the XPath and the validation of the text. If you have the the @text='link title' attribute in your XPath, Ranorex will not find the item if the text is different, so you could just use the Validate.Exists() method. Since @text can change, you should try using a different attribute to ID the element, if there is one.

My guess is that FF has something different for the XPath, and that you are getting a timeout because Ranorex can't find the element. Try using Spy to check the path on FF vs Chrome or IE and see what is different.


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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks krstcs.

The error for the Firefox test run is as follows;
Attribute 'Text' of element for item 'Z_Ranorex_Web_Testing_ExampleRepository.LinkTitle.Self' does not match the specified value (Failed to find item 'Z_Ranorex_Web_Testing_ExampleRepository.LinkTitle.Self'. No element found for path '/tooltip[@text='link title']' within 30s.).
I'm using Ranorex V 5.2.020272, Windows 7 and Firefox 33.1.1.

I tried recording the test again, this time on Firefox, using the "T" hotkey to validate the link title / tooltip. The validation step doesn't record, it's as if Ranorex can't see tool tips in Firefox? Hence, I'm not sure how to get the XPath for the link title in Firefox.

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Support Team » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:21 pm

Hello Fergal,

The RXPaths of the tooltips are not the same within the mentioned browsers. The tooltip from an element in Chrome can be found as a child from the Host-element, whereas the tooltip from an element within Firefox is a child of the Firefox form element
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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:03 pm

Thanks Robert,

How can I create a cross-browser test that will validate the text of that tooltip, in all four browsers (IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox)?

I have a test that will work in all the browsers, except Firefox.

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by krstcs » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:58 pm

Create two repo items, one for FF, the other for the rest.

In user code, do an if-then-else:

if (browser==FF) check the ff tooltip repo item...
else check the main tooltip item

EDIT: The easiest way to do it is to drop BOTH validations into the same recording module, one after the other. Select both lines and right-click. Select "Merge to User-code". Double-click the new "User-code" line and it will open up the editor. Just wrap the two actions (2 lines each) with the if and else, making sure to have the logic correct.
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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:42 am

Thanks very much krstcs, that's very helpful.
krstcs wrote:Create two repo items, one for FF....
How do I create the repo item for Firefox, given that I can't seem to get Spy to identify the tooltip? Or to put my question another way...

Support Team wrote:...Image
What would the XPath be for that?

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Support Team » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:36 am

Hello Fergal,

Please use following path:

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/tooltip[@text='link title']
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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:21 am

Thanks Robert, I've been trying that but get the error below:
Element for item 'Tooltip_in_Firefox' does not exist (Failed to find item 'Z_Ranorex_Web_Testing_ExampleRepository.Tooltip_in_Firefox'. No element found for path '/tooltip[@text='link title']' within 30s.).
My test looks like this:
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The test doesn't work when I use either the Tooltip_in_Firefox or Copy_of_Tooltip_in_Firefox repository items.

Do you know what I'm doing wrong?

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Support Team » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:28 am

Hello Fergal,

Yes, the Firefox tooltip is recognized as a child from the Firefox form elment:
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Therefore, the RxPath is the following:

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/form[@title='YourTitle']/tooltip[@accessiblename='link title']
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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:06 am

Thank you Robert, the XPath below is working perfectly for me. I will try to get the conditional working now.

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/form/tooltip[@accessiblename='link title' and @visible='True']
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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:48 pm

krstcs wrote:Create two repo items, one for FF, the other for the rest.

In user code, do an if-then-else:

if (browser==FF) check the ff tooltip repo item...
else check the main tooltip item

EDIT: The easiest way to do it is to drop BOTH validations into the same recording module, one after the other. Select both lines and right-click. Select "Merge to User-code". Double-click the new "User-code" line and it will open up the editor. Just wrap the two actions (2 lines each) with the if and else, making sure to have the logic correct.
I've done all of that and have a method in the code module that looks like this;

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 public void MergedUserCodeMethod()
        {
        	Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info, "Validation", "Validating Exists on item 'Tooltip_in_Firefox'.", repo.Tooltip_in_FirefoxInfo);
            Validate.Exists(repo.Tooltip_in_FirefoxInfo);
        	Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info, "Validation", "Validating AttributeEqual (Visible='True') on item 'LinkTitle'.", repo.LinkTitle.SelfInfo);
            Validate.Attribute(repo.LinkTitle.SelfInfo, "Visible", "True");          
        }
How do I get the if else to work? I have been trying variations such as the following, but can't get them to work.

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if(browser == Firefox) {
        	Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info, "Validation", "Validating Exists on item 'Tooltip_in_Firefox'.", repo.Tooltip_in_FirefoxInfo);
            Validate.Exists(repo.Tooltip_in_FirefoxInfo);
        	} else {
        	Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info, "Validation", "Validating AttributeEqual (Visible='True') on item 'LinkTitle'.", repo.LinkTitle.SelfInfo);
            Validate.Attribute(repo.LinkTitle.SelfInfo, "Visible", "True");
        	}
if(Browser == Firefox)

if($var_Browser == Firefox) // I have a variable for Browser names, called $var_Browser.

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by krstcs » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:59 pm

The browser name is stored as a string, so you have to work with it as a string... "Firefox".

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if (browser == "Firefox") {
  //do stuff for FF here
} else {
  //do stuff for everything else here
}
Edit to Add: Also, you shouldn't use '$' in variable names in .NET. This is just what Ranorex uses in its domain specific language to signify a user variable in the front-end.
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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by Fergal » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:25 pm

Thanks krstcs.
Also, you shouldn't use '$' in variable names in .NET. This is just what Ranorex uses in its domain specific language to signify a user variable in the front-end.
Yes, the "$" was added by Ranorex not by me.
The browser name is stored as a string, so you have to work with it as a string... "Firefox".
I've made that change, but my code, copied below, still isn't working. It seems to be an issue with the word "browser" in the if condition?

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if(browser == "Firefox") {
        		Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info, "Validation", "Validating Exists on item 'Tooltip_in_Firefox'.", repo.Tooltip_in_FirefoxInfo);
            	Validate.Exists(repo.Tooltip_in_FirefoxInfo);
        	} else {
        		Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info, "Validation", "Validating AttributeEqual (Visible='True') on item 'LinkTitle'.", repo.LinkTitle.SelfInfo);
            	Validate.Attribute(repo.LinkTitle.SelfInfo, "Visible", "True");
        	} // else

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Re: Validating Link Title in Firefox

Post by krstcs » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:07 pm

Without seeing all of your code I couldn't tell you what the problem is. You also haven't shown the error message.

My first guess would be that you haven't declared the variable "browser" or haven't assigned it the value from your test.

.NET doesn't know what "browser" means unless you tell it. It is a string, that contains the name of the browser being used by your DOM object, so you need to tell it that.

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string browser = repo.MyDomObject.Self.Browser;

if (browser == "Firefox") {...}

//or, the more efficient way, not instantiating an unnecessary object (string browser)...

if (repo.MyDomObject.Self.Browser == "Firefox") {...}
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