I have a test which demonstrates a situation that I have intermittently. A test will fail (sometimes) because, seemingly, while a click is reporting in the log as happening, its underlying event is not fired. Or something. In the attached log, you see a top meny is "clicked". It is supposed to expose another menu. But that other menu, where you see a click on empty space, is not present.
Has anyone every encountered this? Thanks
Yes, all of us, a lot!
TestComplete will execute your test steps as quickly as it can, according to the project settings. Sometimes it can get ahead of your app and be trying to click on something that isn't there yet. This can happen when you are first working on a test, or when you move a test to a different machine, or the network is slow, or...
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Thanks. I am well versed in wait strategies. The issue is not that the wait for the object is inadequate, but that the click that preceeds is not firing the event that causes the desired object to be shown as evidenced by the attached log. No matter how long I wait before the second click, the object is not visible.
Nevermind. The thing that is being clicked on is not he desired object. I have more research to do. Thanks
Just an observation. The click event before the error is clicking at an x,y coordinate, which may or may not have the button present at the time of the click. Would inserting a HoverMouse be appropriate here ?
Thanks for your observation. There are no coordinates in the code that does the click. The original symptom I reported is not the actual one. I was wrong. The space that is being clicked is no where near the object I am desiring to click at the error location. I do believe I found a loverly defect in our application. The item that is supposed to be clicked is not being drawn, but the rest of the menu to the left of a cerain point is. Anyway, the symptom is not what I first reported and more research is required.
Thanks for your post!
@vthomeschoolmom Would it be wrong to Kudo the last post ?
You get kudos for saying it in public. Most posters would have just disappeared.