Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Adding a UI Control to a UIMap Without adding a UI action

Whether you are working with one or many UIMaps the best way to add a UI Control to a UI Control Map , without adding a UI Action, is to right click on the UIMap to which you want to add the control and select

Edit With Coded UI Test Builder”.
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This will open the Coded UI Test Builder

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Be sure that the application under test is running.

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Once the application under test is running, click and drag the bull’s-eye to the desired control. The selected control will be identified by a blue border.

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Releasing the left mouse button over the desired control will bring up a new window containing information about the control.
Clicking on the “UI Control Map” tab to the left of this new window will give you more options.
Amongst the options presented to you, is a button that allows you to add the control to your
UI Control Map without adding a new UI Action to the UIMap.
Click on the first icon:
Add control to UI Control Map


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Once the control is added the checkmark located next to the control will become black. To save this control to the UI Control Map click on the 4th icon located in the Coded UI Test Builder “Generate Code”
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imageThe last step, clicking “Generate” will generate the elements required to include the newly mapped control in the UIMap.
The UI Control will available from code once the project gets built.