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jsc's avatar
Regular Contributor
12 years ago

WaitProperty method always waiting auto-timeout instead of wait time parameter

Hi all,

upon login in into my application, I have to wait in the scripts until a specific field exists.

I use the following code:

MyObject.WaitProperty("Exists", true, 5000);

The problem is, that no matter what timeout time I enter, waiting time is always 10 seconds as defined as auto-timeout in the project.

Am I using this function incorrectly? What do I have to change to make the application wait 2 min or so?

Kind regards,


4 Replies

  • jsc's avatar
    Regular Contributor
    Hi Tanya,

    i tried different ways, but neither was satisfying.

    The best until now was like this:

    var DBFieldExists = false;

    var i = 1000;

    while ((DBFieldExists == false) && (i>0))


      if (Aliases.FContainerFormLogin.TWCAxSession.PanelBody.cbDatabaseInstance.Exists == true)

        DBFieldExists = true;



      delay(500, "waiting until database field exists...");


    When I run this with TestExecute I get an error posted to the log for every loop if "Aliases.FContainerFormLogin.TWCAxSession.PanelBody.cbDatabaseInstance.Exists == true" fails!

    I think it is wrong to write an error to the log when I am checking if the object exists and it does not exist.

    What can I do?


  • TanyaYatskovska's avatar
    SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

    Hi Joachim,


    As you are using Name Mapping in your test, you need to use the WaitAliasChild method to get the object that is appearing when executing a test. Here is the example:

    if (Aliases.FContainerFormLogin.TWCAxSession.PanelBody.WaitAliasChild("cbDatabaseInstance", 3000).Exists)


      //the cbDatabaseInstance object is available for testing



  • jsc's avatar
    Regular Contributor
    Thanks a lot.

    I got another solution but this was not as good as yours!