Object Model Reference for GUI Testing > ActiveX > Click Method

AcxCalendar Object

Description

An ActiveX calendar object.

IMPORTANT

When you create a standard checkpoint for a Calendar control, the Date and Time properties are not selected by default.

Operations

The sections below list the built-in methods and properties that you can use as operations for the AcxCalendar object.

Note: You can also view a list and descriptions of the AcxCalendar description properties, for use in object repository descriptions, programmatic descriptions, checkpoint and output value steps, and as argument values for the GetTOProperty and GetROProperty methods.

Methods

Common Method CaptureBitmap Saves a screen capture of the object as a .png or .bmp image using the specified file name.
Common Method Check Checks whether the actual value of an item matches the expected value.
Common Method CheckProperty Checks whether the actual value of the specified object property matches the specified expected value within the specified timeout.
Common Method ChildObjects Returns the collection of child objects contained within the object.
Method Click Clicks an ActiveX object.
Method DblClick Double-clicks an ActiveX object.
Method Drag Performs the 'drag' part of a drag and drop operation.
Method Drop Performs the 'drop' part of a drag and drop operation.
Method FireEvent Simulates an event on the ActiveX object.
Common Method GetROProperty Returns the current value of the description properties from the object in the application.
Method GetTextLocation Checks whether the specified text string is contained in the specified window area.
Common Method GetTOProperties Returns the collection of properties and values used to identify the object.
Common Method GetTOProperty Returns the value of the specified description properties from the test object description.
Method GetVisibleText Returns the text from the specified area.
Method MakeVisible Scrolls an ActiveX object into view if it is not visible in the window.
Method MouseMove Moves the mouse pointer to the designated position inside the ActiveX object.
Common Method Output Retrieves the current value of an item and stores it in a specified location.
Common Method RefreshObject Instructs UFT to re-identify the object in the application the next time a step refers to this object.
Method SetDate Sets the date of the ActiveX calendar.
Method SetDateRange Sets the date range of the ActiveX calendar.
Method SetTime Sets the time of the ActiveX calendar.
Common Method SetTOProperty Sets the value of the specified description properties in the test object description.
Common Method ToString Returns a string that represents the test object.
Method Type Types the specified string in the ActiveX object.
Common Method WaitProperty Waits until the specified object property achieves the specified value or exceeds the specified timeout before continuing to the next step.

Properties

Common Property Exist Checks whether the object currently exists in the open application.
Common Property Object Accesses the native methods and properties of the ActiveX object.

 

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Click Method

Description

Clicks an ActiveX object.

Syntax

object.Click [X], [Y], [BUTTON]

Arguments

Parameter Description
X Optional. An integer value.
The x-coordinate of the click. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object. 
The default value is the center of the object.
Default value = -9999
Y Optional. An integer value.

The y-coordinate of the click. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.The default value is the center of the object.


Tip: You can enter micNoCoordinate (-9999) for the x and y argument values if you want to enter a value for the button argument without specifying x- and y- coordinates for the click. micNoCoordinate indicates the center of the object.


Default value = -9999
BUTTON Optional. A predefined constant or number.
The mouse button used to click the object.
Default value = micLeftBtn

Return Type

None

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DblClick Method

Description

Double-clicks an ActiveX object.

Syntax

object.DblClick X, Y, [BUTTON]

Arguments

Parameter Description
X Required. An integer value.
The x-coordinate of the double-click. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.
Y Required. An integer value.
The y-coordinate of the double-click. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.
BUTTON Optional. A predefined constant or number.
The mouse button used to double-click the object.
Default value = micLeftBtn

Return Type

None

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Drag Method

Description

Performs the 'drag' part of a drag and drop operation.

Syntax

object.Drag X, Y, [BUTTON]

Arguments

Parameter Description
X Required. An integer value.
The x-coordinate within the object from which the object is dragged. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.
Y Required. An integer value.
The y-coordinate within the object from which the object is dragged. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.
BUTTON Optional. A predefined constant or number.
The mouse button used to drag the object.
Default value = micLeftBtn

Return Type

None

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Drop Method

Description

Performs the 'drop' part of a drag and drop operation.

Syntax

object.Drop X, Y, [BUTTON]

Arguments

Parameter Description
X Required. An integer value.
The x-coordinate of the object onto which the object is dropped. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.
Y Required. An integer value.
The y-coordinate of the object onto which the object is dropped. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.
BUTTON Optional. A predefined constant or number.
The button is released in order to drop the object.
Default value = micLeftBtn

Return Type

None

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FireEvent Method

Description

Simulates an event on the ActiveX object.

Syntax

object.FireEvent EventName

Arguments

Parameter Description
EventName Required. A Variant.
The name of the event to simulate. The list of possible events depends on the object.
Required. None
Zero or more arguments of the event. The list of arguments depends on the EventName.

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

The event is sent to the container of the ActiveX object and does not affect the ActiveX object itself. For example, simulating a click event does not actually perform the click.

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GetTextLocation Method

Description

Checks whether the specified text string is contained in the specified window area.

Syntax

object.GetTextLocation (TextToFind, Left, Top, Right, Bottom, [MatchWholeWordOnly])

Arguments

Parameter Description
TextToFind Required. A String value.
The text string you want to locate.
Left Required. A Variant.
The left coordinate of the search area within the window or screen.
Top Required. A Variant.
The top coordinate of the search area within the window or screen.
Right Required. A Variant.
The right coordinate of the search area within the window or screen.
Bottom Required. A Variant.
The bottom coordinate of the search area within the window or screen.

Note: Set the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom coordinates to -1 to search for the text string within the object's entire window.

MatchWholeWordOnly Optional. A Boolean value.
If True, the method searches for occurrences that are whole words only and not part of a larger word. If False, the method does not restrict the results to occurrences that are whole words only.
Default value = True

Default value = True

Return Type

A Boolean value.

This method returns the coordinates of the rectangle containing the first instance of the text into the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom arguments if the text is found.

IMPORTANT

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GetVisibleText Method

Description

Returns the text from the specified area.

Syntax

object.GetVisibleText ([Left], [Top], [Right], [Bottom])

Arguments

Parameter Description
Left Optional. A long integer value.
The left coordinate of the search area within the object's window.
Default value = -1
Top Optional. A long integer value.
The top coordinate of the search area the object's window.
Default value = -1
Right Optional. A long integer value.
The right coordinate of the search area within the object's window.
Default value = -1
Bottom Optional. A long integer value.
The bottom coordinate of the search area a within the object's window.

Note: If the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom arguments are not specified, the method returns all of the text within the visible part of the specified object.
Default value = -1

Return Type

A String value.

IMPORTANT

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MakeVisible Method

Description

Scrolls an ActiveX object into view if it is not visible in the window.

Syntax

object.MakeVisible

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

This method is supported only when working with ActiveX controls inside a Web browser.

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MouseMove Method

Description

Moves the mouse pointer to the designated position inside the ActiveX object.

Syntax

object.MouseMove X, Y

Arguments

Parameter Description
X Required. An integer value.
The x-coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the upper left corner of the object.
Y Required. An integer value.
The y-coordinate of the mouse pointer, relative to the upper left corner of the object.

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

The MouseMove method may behave unexpectedly in a VMware environment.

Workaround: Add the following line to the VMware configuration file (<VM name>.vmx): vmmouse.present = "FALSE"
For more information, refer to the VMware support article, number 1691 - "Unexpected Cursor Behavior in Windows Virtual Machine with "Snap To" Mouse Control Panel Option Enabled", at: http://www.vmware.com/support/kb/enduser/std_alp.php.

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SetDate Method

Description

Sets the date of the ActiveX calendar.

Syntax

object.SetDate (Date)

Arguments

Parameter Description
Date Required. A Variant.
The date to be set for the calendar. The date can be one of the following:

  • A string in the format d-MMM-yyyy, where d is the one- or two-digit day, MMM is the three-character month abbreviation, and yyyy is the full four-digit year.
  • A VBScript date function, for example, Now, IsDate, CDate, or Date. For example:
    SetDate Date ' Selects the current date (today) in a calendar SetDate Now ' Selects the current date (today) in a calendar
    SetDate CDate("October 19, 1962") ' Selects 19-Oct-1962

    For more information on VBScript date functions, refer to the Microsoft VBScript documentation in Help > Unified Functional Testing Help > VBScript Reference.

Return Type

None.

IMPORTANT

This method is only supported for Date and Time Picker controls in date mode.

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SetDateRange Method

Description

Sets the date range of the ActiveX calendar.

Syntax

object.SetDateRange (DateRange)

Arguments

Parameter Description
DateRange Required. A String value.
The start date and end date of the date range to be set for the calendar in the format "[StartDate - EndDate]"
The two dates must each be in the format d-MMM-yyyy, where d is the one- or two-digit day, MMM is the three-character month abbreviation, and yyyy is the full four-digit year.
 
Tip: You cannot use VBScript date functions directly as the argument value, but you can use a VBScript date function in the expression that composes the data range. For example, "[1-May-2005 - "&date&"]" composes a date range from 1-May 2005 to today.

Return Type

None.

IMPORTANT

This method is only supported for Month Calendar controls in multi-selection mode.

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SetTime Method

Description

Sets the time of the ActiveX calendar.

Syntax

object.SetTime (Time)

Arguments

Parameter Description
Time Required. A Variant.
The time to be set for the calendar.
The time must be in the format hh-mm-ss, where hh is the two-digit hour in 24-hour format, mm is the two-digit minute, and ss is the two-digit second. Single-digit values are preceded by a zero.

Return Type

None.

IMPORTANT

This method is only supported for Date and Time Picker controls in time mode.

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Type Method

Description

Types the specified string in the ActiveX object.

Syntax

object.Type KeyboardInput

Arguments

Parameter Description
KeyboardInput Required. A String value.
The text string and/or constants representing non-alphanumeric keys. The following constants are available:
Constant
Action
micCtrlDwn
Presses the Ctrl key.
micCtrlUp
Releases the Ctrl key.
micLCtrlDwn
Presses the left Ctrl key.
micLCtrlUp
Releases the left Ctrl key.
micRCtrlDwn
Presses the right Ctrl key.
micRCtrlUp
Releases the right Ctrl key.
micAltDwn
Presses the Alt key.
micAltUp
Releases the Alt key.
micLAltDwn
Presses the left Alt key.
micLAltUp
Releases the left Alt key.
micRAltDwn
Presses the right Alt key.
micRAltUp
Releases the right Alt key.
micShiftDwn
Presses the Shift key.
micShiftUp
Releases the Shift key.
micLShiftDwn
Presses the left Shift key.
micLShiftUp
Releases the left Shift key.
micRShiftDwn
Presses the right Shift key.
micRShiftUp
Releases the right Shift key.
micIns
Presses the Insert key.
micDel
Presses the Delete key.
micHome
Presses the Home key.
micEnd
Presses the End key.
micPgUp
Presses the Page Up key.
micPgDwn
Presses the Page Down key.
micUp
Presses the Up arrow key.
micDwn
Presses the Down arrow key.
micLeft
Presses the Left arrow key.
micRight
Presses the Right arrow key.
micEsc
Presses the Esc key.
micBack
Presses the Backspace key.
micReturn
Presses the Return key.
micTab
Presses the Tab key.
micBreak
Presses the Break key.
micPause
Presses the Pause key.
micPrintScr
Presses the Print Screen key.
micWinLogoDwn
Presses the Windows Logo key.
micWinLogoUp
Releases the Windows Logo key.
micLWinLogoDwn
Presses the left Windows Logo key.
micLWinLogoUp
Releases the left Windows Logo key.
micRWinLogoDwn
Presses the right Windows Logo key.
micRWinLogoUp
Releases the right Windows Logo key.
micAppKey
Presses the Application key.
micF1
Presses the F1 key.
micF2
Presses the F2 key.
micF3
Presses the F3 key.
micF4
Presses the F4 key.
micF5
Presses the F5 key.
micF6
Presses the F6 key.
micF7
Presses the F7 key.
micF8
Presses the F8 key.
micF9
Presses the F9 key.
micF10
Presses the F10 key.
micF11
Presses the F11 key.
micF12
Presses the F12 key.
micNumLockOn
Turns on the Num Lock.
micCapsLockOn
Turns on the Caps Lock.
micScrollOn
Turns on the Scroll Lock.
micNumLockOff
Turns off the Num Lock.
micCapsLockOff
Turns off the Caps Lock.
micScrollOff
Turns off the Scroll Lock.

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

Although the Type method is supported for most objects, if you enter a Type statement for an object in which a user cannot enter text, the method has no visual effect.

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