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Nikolayev's avatar
Nikolayev
Contributor
10 months ago

Error " Failed to enter text in the edit box, since it is read-only " when editing a WPF application

Hello SmartBear Community

 

Can you Help please

 

I Have a test that must change the name So'phie to Sophie  in this application :

 

The fields are fully editables and I can do it manualy  like this :

 

 

 

But when it is testcomplete I have this error :

 

We tryed severals thing with delay but it not OK

 

 

Can you Help please

 

Thanks 

 

Kinf Regards

 

Nicolas, Nikolayef

 

 

 

16 Replies

  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
    Champion Level 3

    Is this a desktop or web application? Are you using script or keyword test? Have you just tried with "Sophie"?

    • Nikolayev's avatar
      Nikolayev
      Contributor

      It is a keyword test 

      I type this

       

      TextBox SetText "Sophie" Enters the text 'Sophie' in the 'TextBox' text editor.

      • AlexKaras's avatar
        AlexKaras
        Champion Level 3

        Same Problem with a script

        Can you provide actual code that does not work?

        Also it might help if you provide test log for this piece of code.

         

  • AlexKaras's avatar
    AlexKaras
    Champion Level 3

    Hi,

     

    Can you provide a code snippet that you use to enter data in the field?

    I am just guessing that read-only control might become enabled when human user focuses it.

    For example, control.Keys("Sophie") might not work, but

    control.Click(); // this will, for example, replace read-only label with editable text-box

    parentControl.Keys("Sophie"); // control cannot be used as it was destroyed, but its parent might exist and can be used

    might appear to work.

     

    • Nikolayev's avatar
      Nikolayev
      Contributor

      Thank you for reply

      It is not a web app but desktop appl

      here are the steps : 

      Aliases.JANUA_UI_WPF.HwndSource_MainWindow.ClickItem
      Aliases.JANUA_UI_WPF.HwndSource_MainWindow.ClickItem.SetText"Sophie"

      Aliases.JANUA_UI_WPF.HwndSource_MainWindow.ClickItem.Keys"[Enter]"

  • I accept as a solution but it is a mistake, I don't know how to remove 

  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
    Champion Level 3

    Use the Object Spy tool to spy on First Name edit box and create a name mapping called Firstname. Then call the following code (JavaScript) to see if it works,

     

     

    Aliases.JANUA_UI_WPF.HwndSource_MainWindow.Firstname.SetText("Sophie")

     

     

    If the above does not work, then try to Record Script, to see how TestComplete has identified the object and the method used to enter "Sophie"

     

    The name mapping has to be correctly setup to identify the UI control, otherwise TestComplete will not  be able to find or interact with the UI control.

     

    To undo the accepted solution, click on the 3 dots and select un-accept solution or not the solution.

  • AlexKaras's avatar
    AlexKaras
    Champion Level 3

    Hi,

     

    I would replace .SetText() with .Keys().

    Does it help?

    If it does not help, could you provide actual code that does not work?

     

    P.S. I marked all replies as not solutions.

     

  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
    Champion Level 3

    Are you able to provide a screenshot of the Object Browser and the properties of that UI control? 

     

  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
    Champion Level 3

    Without entering any data in that control, can you take another screenshot with Advanced View - so that we can see all the properties being exposed by the control

     

    Like this for example, Object Browser and Properties

     

  • eykxas's avatar
    eykxas
    Frequent Contributor

    I don't know if it can help but sometimes, when TC can't set a text I use a little script of my own and doing it in a fully manual way.

     

    Click on the field then using this function :

     

    function super_typing_keyboard(value){
      var i = 0;
      var lt = value.length;
      
      for (;i < lt; i++){
        var chr = aqString.GetChar(value, i);
        var chrK = Win32API.VkKeyScan(aqString.GetChar(value, i));
        var lowByte = chrK & 255;
        var highByte = (chrK >>  8  ) & 255;
        
        // 1 Either SHIFT key is pressed.
        var shift = highByte & 1;
        // 2 Either CTRL key is pressed.
        var ctrl = highByte & 2;
        //4 Either ALT key is pressed.
        var alt = highByte & 4;
        
        if(shift){
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(VK_SHIFT, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(VK_SHIFT, 50);
        }else if(alt){
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(VK_MENU, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(VK_MENU, 50);
        }else if(ctrl){
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(VK_CONTROL, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(VK_CONTROL, 50);
        }else{
          LLPlayer.KeyDown(lowByte, 50);
          LLPlayer.KeyUp(lowByte, 50);
        }
      }
    }

     

     

  • rraghvani's avatar
    rraghvani
    Champion Level 3

    There's a WPF demo application that TestComplete have provided, and the following code works

    Seems like you have to use Click(), followed by the Keys() method.

     

    SetText() method did not seem to work for me - also, I don't have the Desktop module license installed