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Script works, setting breakpoint complains about unable to find the object

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Script works, setting breakpoint complains about unable to find the object

When I execute the script without a breakpoint, the script completes successfully. However, if I set a breakpoint after the flex/flash log in screen, click on locals in debug to view the variables, nothing happens and after a while I get 'Unable to find the object that match the "userLoginPanel" item' popup wizard. When I click on the popup cancel or retry buttons, TC is unresponsive for a long time and I have to kill it.

If I don't click on locals to view the variables, I can step through the code.


TC version 12.10.602 running in windows 10 hyper-v. I'm using firefox version 60.1 with flash 29.


I have verified that righ click>Show in Object Browser from Aliases tree works.


Thanks for the support,


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I suggest you contact Support directly with your question.  Here's the link:

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It is my understanding that Locals pane implements a kind of 'lazy evaluation' in order to speed things up.

I.e., when test script stops on a breakpoint with Locals pane visible, TestComplete starts evaluation of all local variables to get their values. If a variable references some UI element, TestComplete tries to get a reference to it and, if the object does not exist, then TestComplete tries to re-evaluate it (via search through the UI objects hierarchy, which is time consuming, but this is your case).

I would recommend to not keep Locals pane visible unless you need it and hide it (switch to some other pane) before resuming script execution.


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Just have to use the old style of debugging -- print statements. 😞

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