Unable to find controls using Recorder Utility

Aug 7, 2009 at 5:46 AM
Edited Aug 11, 2009 at 9:41 AM

I'm trying to detect controls using recorder utility, but I can't find them. The recorder utility stops working when I click on click on application on left panel(Desktop Application). And recorder process needs to be terminate as it in Hang state.

Details of Application:

Platform: .NET

Technology in which Application is developed: WPF

Type of Application: Windows

 

After few minutes(i.e. after click on Application), white.log file contains a warning. I am using Project White v0.18(Recorder Utility). Please find the white.log below:

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white.log:

[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using BusyTimeout=50000 for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using WaitBasedOnHourGlass=true for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using LogActions=False for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using WorkSessionLocation=. for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using UIAutomationZeroWindowBugTimeout=5000 for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using PopupTimeout=5000 for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using TooltipWaitTime=0 for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using SuggestionListTimeout=3000 for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using DefaultDateFormat=Month,Day,Year for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using DragStepCount=1 for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:25:41,645][INFO ] Using InProc=False for White/Core
[2009-08-05 16:26:26,510][WARN ] Window with title: MyWindow | My Applications | UITool whose dimensions are: -4,-4,1288,1002, is not contained completely on the desktop 0,0,1280,1024.
UI actions on window needing mouse would not work in area not falling under the desktop

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Can anyone reply why I am unable to find controls using Recorder Utility? Did anyone meet the same problem? Any solutions?

Due to this problem, I am unable to automate application.

Any help will be appreciated.

 

Coordinator
Aug 17, 2009 at 2:49 AM

Recorder is only in alpha and is not something which really works for everything

Aug 18, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Can you please explain in detail(only in alpha)? I am new in Automation.

Coordinator
Aug 18, 2009 at 6:02 PM

in other words recorder doesn't work for for all scenarios, its still work in progress

Aug 31, 2009 at 5:49 AM
Edited Aug 31, 2009 at 5:50 AM

Can you please explain the warning:(This warning is generated in white.log file when I run white.recoder.exe executable, to detect controls of my application)?

Warning:

Window with title: MyWindow | My Applications | UITool whose dimensions are: -4,-4,1288,1002, is not contained completely on the desktop 0,0,1280,1024.
UI actions on window needing mouse would not work in area not falling under the desktop

Waiting for your reply.

Coordinator
Sep 4, 2009 at 4:01 AM

as explained it is just a warning which is indicating that any action performed on the area which doesn't fall in the visible area of desktop would not get recorded