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Repository Item Properties

Each repository item (app folder, rooted folder, simple folder and item) held by a repository has a number of properties.

These properties can be altered by opening the properties tab which can be accessed by right-clicking the desired repository item and choosing 'Properties' in the context menu.

Opening the repository item's properties

Opening the repository item's properties



Repository item properties

Repository item properties



Within the properties tab the following properties are available:

Absolute Path The 'Absolute Path' represents the path to the repository item including the paths of all parent folders. This property is read-only.
Adapter Type With the 'Adapter Type' property the adapter type of the repository item can be changed. The best fitting adapter will be chosen by setting this property to default.
Effective Timeout The 'Effective Timeout' property represents the sum of the search timeouts for the specific repository item and all its parent folders. This property is read-only.
Comment Using the comment property, the repository item can be described textual.
Live Element The 'Live Element' represents the element specified by the repository item found in the live system as it is shown in Ranorex Spy.
Name The 'Name' property defines the name of the repository item.
Search Timeout The 'Search Timeout' property defines the amount of time an element will be searched for before an exception is thrown.
Use Ensure Visible The 'Use Ensure Visible' property specifies whether the repository item should be forced to become visible before automation or not.

Additionally to the properties mentioned in the table above, a rooted folder or an app folder has the following property:

Use Cache The 'Use Cache' property will either enable or disable caching for the specific folder. The chapter Repository Troubleshooting - Folder Caching will give more information about folder caching.