Object Model Reference for GUI Testing > PowerBuilder > ActivateCell Method

PbDataWindow Object

Description

A PowerBuilder DataWindow control.

IMPORTANT

Active Screen operations are not supported for child objects of the PbDataWindow object.

Operations

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

Note: You can also view a list and descriptions of the PbDataWindow 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

Method ActivateCell Activates (double-clicks) the specified cell in the table.
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 the object.
Method DblClick Double-clicks the 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 GetCellData Retrieves the contents of the specified cell.
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 MouseMove Moves the mouse pointer to the designated position inside the 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 SelectCell Selects (clicks) the specified cell in the table.
Method SelectRow Selects (clicks) the specified row in the table.
Method SetCellData Sets the contents of a cell to the specified text.
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 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

Property ColumnCount The number of columns in the table.
Property Describe The values of properties of a DataWindow control and of controls it contains.
Common Property Exist Checks whether the object currently exists in the open application.
Property RowCount The number of rows in the table.

 

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ActivateCell Method

Description

Activates (double-clicks) the specified cell in the table.

Syntax

object.ActivateCell Row, Column

Arguments

Parameter Description
Row Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "key_column=value" Indicates the row containing the specified value within the column defined as the key column in the database. This is the format used when recording, when a key column is defined.
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes) This is the format used when recording, when a key column is not defined.
  • n (1-based, no quotes)
Column Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "column name"  The column header name. This is the format used when recording.
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes)
  • n (1-based, no quotes)

Return Type

None

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Click Method

Description

Clicks the 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 the 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 window 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 window 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 mouse button that is released to drop the object.
Default value = micLeftBtn

Return Type

None

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GetCellData Method

Description

Retrieves the contents of the specified cell.

Syntax

object.GetCellData (Row, Column)

Arguments

Parameter Description
Row Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "key_column=value" Indicates the row containing the specified value within the column defined as the key column in the database. This is the format used when recording, when a key column is defined.
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes) This is the format used when recording, when a key column is not defined.
  • n (1-based, no quotes)
Column Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "column name"  The column header name. (This is the format used when recording)
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes)
  • n (1-based, no quotes)

Return Type

A String value.

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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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MouseMove Method

Description

Moves the mouse pointer to the designated position inside the 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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SelectCell Method

Description

Selects (clicks) the specified cell in the table.

Syntax

object.SelectCell Row, Column

Arguments

Parameter Description
Row Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "key_column=value" Indicates the row containing the specified value within the column defined as the key column in the database. This is the format used when recording, when a key column is defined.
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes) This is the format used when recording, when a key column is not defined.
  • n (1-based, no quotes)
Column Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "column name"  The column header name. (This is the format used when recording)
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes)
  • n (1-based, no quotes)

Return Type

None

Example


 

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SelectRow Method

Description

Selects (clicks) the specified row in the table.

Syntax

object.SelectRow Row

Arguments

Parameter Description
Row Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "key_column=value" Indicates the row containing the specified value within the column defined as the key column in the database. This is the format used when recording, when a key column is defined.
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes) This is the format used when recording, when a key column is not defined.
  • n (1-based, no quotes)

Return Type

None

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SetCellData Method

Description

Sets the contents of a cell to the specified text.

Syntax

object.SetCellData Row, Column, Data

Arguments

Parameter Description
Row Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "key_column=value" Indicates the row containing the specified value within the column defined as the key column in the database. This is the format used when recording, when a key column is defined.
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes) This is the format used when recording, when a key column is not defined.
  • n (1-based, no quotes)
Column Required. A Variant.
The row containing the cell you want to activate. The row can be represented in any of the following formats:

  • "column name"  The column header name. (This is the format used when recording)
  • "#n" (1-based, with quotes)
  • n (1-based, no quotes)
Data Required. A String value.
The contents to be entered into the specified cell.

Return Type

None

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Type Method

Description

Types the specified string in the 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.
micPbLogoDwn
Presses the Windows Logo key.
micPbLogoUp
Releases the Windows Logo key.
micLPbLogoDwn
Presses the left Windows Logo key.
micLPbLogoUp
Releases the left Windows Logo key.
micRPbLogoDwn
Presses the right Windows Logo key.
micRPbLogoUp
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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ColumnCount Property

Description

The number of columns in the table.

Syntax

object.ColumnCount

Value Type

An integer value.

Property type

Read-only property


 

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Describe Property

Description

The values of properties of a DataWindow control and of controls it contains.

Syntax

object.Describe (PropertyList)

Arguments

Parameter Description
PropertyList Required. A String value.

A list of properties or Evaluate functions separated by spaces.

Using an Evaluate function enables you to evaluate DataWindow expressions within a script using data in the DataWindow.

For more information, see the SyBase PowerBuilder documentation, available on the SyBase Web site.

Value Type

A String value.

Describe returns a string with a value for each property or Evaluate function in the PropertyList. Each value in the string is separated by a newline character.

Describe returns an exclamation point enclosed in quotation marks for invalid items in the PropertyList and ignores the rest of the items in the PropertyList.

Describe returns a question mark enclosed in quotation marks for properties that have no value.

Property type

Read-only property

IMPORTANT

For more information, see the SyBase PowerBuilder documentation, available on the SyBase Web site.

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RowCount Property

Description

The number of rows in the table.

Syntax

object.RowCount

Value Type

A long integer value.

Property type

Read-only property


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