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context menu strip - select by item

ricardo
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context menu strip - select by item

I'm using Testcomplete in Version 8.0.290.7 since a few days. I'm mainly using keyword tests to test our GUI.

Therefore I have to simulate some clicks on context menus (concrete: clicks on context menu strips). If I record the test these clicks are recorded by the mousepointer position relative to the menu base point.

I would like to record them by the item name instead (for example: "Rename" instead of "10, 33") because the simple position would lead to a lot of errors in the case that our developers change positions or add new items to these menus?



Is this possible?



regards,

ricardo
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RE: context menu strip - select by item


Hi Ricardo,





TestComplete has extended support for the standard context menu script and records actions with menu items using their captions by default. You can find more information in the StripPopupMenu Property help topic. To find out why this functionality does not work in your case, please provide us with more information:





1. Record a script test with the problematic menu and post this script here.





2. Let me know the exact value of the ClrFullClassName property of the context menu control. You can find the control and check its properties in the Object Browser panel.





3. Let me know exactly when the context menu control is created and bound to a GUI object in your application: when this GUI object is created or when it is right-clicked.
ricardo
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RE: context menu strip - select by item

Hallo David,



thanks for your help.



This is an example like it works at the moment.



Sub StripMenu()

  'Clicks the '|Solution  (stripMenu)|stripMenu|Basic' item of the 'ProjectOverviewTreeView' tree with the right mouse button.

  Call Aliases.nxtSTUDIO.DefaultWorkbench1.ToolStripContainer.ToolStripContentPanel.Panel.DockPanel.DockWindow2.DockPane.PadContentWrapper.Panel.ProjectOverviewTreeView.ClickItemR("|Solution  (stripMenu)|stripMenu|Basic")



  'Clicks at point (26, 17) of the 'ContextMenuStrip' object.

  Call Aliases.nxtSTUDIO.ContextMenuStrip.Click(26, 17)



  'Moves the mouse cursor to the menu item specified and then simulates a single click.

  Call Aliases.nxtSTUDIO.DefaultWorkbench1.StripMainMenu.Click("File|New|Solution...")

End Sub



Statement 2 is a problem in our tests because it click by coordinates. If a developer adds a new Item to the Menu, I will have to adapt all the tests.

What I'm searching for is a Method at the ContextStripMenu like in Statement 3, where I can choose the Item by a String.



(There is no problem by selecting the mentioned context menu.)

RE: context menu strip - select by item

Hi Ricardo,


Thanks for information. However, could you please also tell
me about the value of the ClrFullClassName property and a way in which the
problematic menu object is created?

ricardo
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RE: context menu strip - select by item

This mentioned property value is



System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip



I hope this is the information you're searching for.



Thanks, Ricardo

RE: context menu strip - select by item


Hi Ricardo,





In this case, the latest possible cause of the problem I can imagine at the moment is that the menu object is created dynamically when the right mouse button is clicked, but not when the form is opened. Is this right?
ricardo
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RE: context menu strip - select by item

Yes this is possible ...Are there any solutions in this case?

RE: context menu strip - select by item


Hi Ricardo,





It would be perfect if you described exactly how the menu control is bound to objects in your application so we can think about supporting this in the future.





In the meantime, you can use a custom script for selecting an item from the context menu:

...

  'Clicks the '|Solution  (stripMenu)|stripMenu|Basic' item of the 'ProjectOverviewTreeView' tree with the right mouse button.

  Call Aliases.nxtSTUDIO.DefaultWorkbench1.ToolStripContainer.ToolStripContentPanel.Panel.DockPanel.DockWindow2.DockPane.PadContentWrapper.Panel.ProjectOverviewTreeView.ClickItemR("|Solution  (stripMenu)|stripMenu|Basic")





  'Clicks at point (26, 17) of the 'ContextMenuStrip' object.

  Call ClickMenuItem(Aliases.nxtSTUDIO.ContextMenuStrip, "Rename")

...





Function ClickMenuItem(menu, path)

  Dim i, items, item, found, x, y, point

  

  items = Split(path, "|")

  

  ' Find the menu item to click

  found = False

  For i = 0 To menu.Items.Count - 1

    Set item = menu.Items.Item(i)

    If item.Text.OleValue = items(0) Then

      found = true

      Exit For

    End If

  Next

  If Not found Then

    Log.Error "The '" & items(0) & "' menu item is not found"

    ClickMenuItem = False

    Exit Function

  End If

  

  ' Calculate the menu item's screen coordinates and click

  Set point = menu.PointToScreen(item.Bounds.Location)

  x = point.X + item.Bounds.Width / 2

  y = point.Y + item.Bounds.Height / 2

  Call Sys.Desktop.MouseDown(VK_LBUTTON, x, y)

  Call Sys.Desktop.MouseUp(VK_LBUTTON, x, y)

  Delay 250

  

  ' Proceed to the next item in the path

  If UBound(items) > 0 Then

    ReDim newPath(UBound(items) - 1)

    For i = 0 To UBound(newPath)

      newPath(i) = items(i + 1)

    Next      

    If Not ClickMenuItem(item.DropDown, Join(newPath, "|")) Then

      ClickMenuItem = False

      Exit Function

    End If

  End If

    

  ClickMenuItem = True

End Function
kandy1984
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Re: context menu strip - select by item

Hi 

 

 

 

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