Win10 Most used icons

Technology specific object identification, supported applications, web technologies, and 3rd party controls.
SanMan
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:59 am

Win10 Most used icons

Post by SanMan » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:12 am

Hi,

what could be wrong when I record:

1. click Start (Win10)
2. Click Notepad (on Most used list)

When I try to run this, Notepad is not found.

Repository highlight Notepad item without opening the menu

User avatar
odklizec
Ranorex Guru
Ranorex Guru
Posts: 3937
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:54 am
Location: Zilina, Slovakia

Re: Win10 Most used icons

Post by odklizec » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:21 pm

Hi,

I'm afraid, there is not enough info in your post to provide a reasonable answer. Please add the following details:
- Ranorex version
- recorded xpath for the notepad icon
- exact error message you are getting

Have you compared recorded xpath with the actual one? My guess is that a part of the xpath is dynamic and changes with each opening of start menu? Eventually, it changes after adding new most used app to the list?
Pavel Kudrys
Ranorex explorer at Descartes Systems

Please add these details to your questions:
  • Ranorex Snapshot. Learn how to create one >here<
  • Ranorex xPath of problematic element(s)
  • Ranorex version
  • OS version
  • HW configuration

krstcs
Ranorex Guru
Posts: 2683
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:14 pm
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Re: Win10 Most used icons

Post by krstcs » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:38 pm

In addition to what Pavel said, can you also please explain what you are trying to do? Usually there is no need for Ranorex to interact with the Windows start menu/button or any shortcuts as Ranorex can run the application directly. Since you aren't testing Windows functionality (Microsoft doesn't use Ranorex), the steps you listed are likely out of scope for what you really want to test, so there really isn't a need to spend time on it.
Shortcuts usually aren't...

SanMan
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:59 am

Re: Win10 Most used icons

Post by SanMan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:47 am

Hi,

Ranorex version is 6.1.0

Yes, I can start the application other ways (e.g. Run command)

I just would like to check that start menu has the icon of AUT and it can be started by clicking it.

There was no problem doing this with Windows7 but it cannot be done with Windows10 ?

SanMan
Posts: 151
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:59 am

Re: Win10 Most used icons

Post by SanMan » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:35 am

Hi,

got it working...not sure why it did not work on first time :?