Object Model Reference for GUI Testing > ActiveX > Click Method

AcxEdit Object

Description

An ActiveX edit box.

Operations

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

Note: You can also view a list and descriptions of the AcxEdit 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 Set Sets the value of the edit box.
Method SetCaretPos Places the cursor at the specified column in the edit box.
Method SetSecure Sets the encrypted value of the edit box.
Method SetSelection Selects the specified text in the edit box.
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.
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

Example


 

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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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Set Method

Description

Sets the value of the edit box.

Syntax

object.Set Text

Arguments

Parameter Description
Text Required. A String value.
The text to be entered in the edit field.

Return Type

None

Example


 

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SetCaretPos Method

Description

Places the cursor at the specified column in the edit box.

Syntax

object.SetCaretPos Column

Arguments

Parameter Description
Column Required. An integer value.
The zero-based column position (in characters) at which the insertion point is placed.

Return Type

None

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SetSecure Method

Description

Sets the encrypted value of the edit box.

Syntax

object.SetSecure Text

Arguments

Parameter Description
Text Required. A String value.
The encrypted text to be entered in the edit field.

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

The SetSecure method is recorded when a password or other secure text is entered. The text is encrypted while recording and decrypted during the test run. While the SetSecure method enables you to hide passwords on the screen when running a test, it is not intended to be a secure way to protect password information.

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SetSelection Method

Description

Selects the specified text in the edit box.

Syntax

object.SetSelection ColumnFrom, ColumnTo

Arguments

Parameter Description
ColumnFrom Required. An integer value.
The column at which the selection starts (in characters).
ColumnTo Required. An integer value.
The column at which the selection ends (in characters).

Return Type

None

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