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VbComboBox description properties

Object description properties can be used in the object repository description, in programmatic descriptions, in checkpoint and output value steps, and as argument values for the GetTOProperty and GetROProperty methods.

The VbComboBox test object supports the description properties listed in the table below.

For a list of the object's native properties and methods see:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vb98/html/vbobjComboBox.asp

Property Name

Description

abs_x

The object's absolute x-coordinate (left) relative to the screen (in pixels). 0,0 is always the top-left corner of the (primary) monitor.

Note: If you are working with multiple monitors, the coordinate in the secondary monitor is relative to the primary monitor.

For example, given a resolution of 1280 x 1024 in the primary monitor, if the secondary monitor is positioned to the right of the primary monitor, the x-coordinate is 1280 or greater. If the secondary monitor is placed to the left of the primary monitor, the x-coordinate is negative.

abs_y

The object's absolute y-coordinate (top) relative to the screen (in pixels). 0,0 is always the top-left corner of the (primary) monitor.

Note: If you are working with multiple monitors, the coordinate in the secondary monitor is relative to the primary monitor.

For example, given a resolution of 1280x1024 in the primary monitor, if the secondary monitor is positioned below the primary monitor, the y-coordinate is 1024 or greater. If the secondary monitor is placed above the primary monitor, the y-coordinate is negative.

all items

The list of all items in the control (separated by a new line character).

BackColor

The background color of an object.

Class Name

The object's class.

enabled

Indicates whether the object is enabled.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False

focused

Indicates whether the object has the focus.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False

FontBold

Indicates whether the font style is bold.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False (Default)

FontItalic

Indicates whether the font style is italic.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False (Default)

FontName

The font used to display text in the control.

FontSize

The size (in points) of the font used for text displayed in the control.

FontStrikethru

Indicates whether the font style is strikethrough.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False (Default)

FontUnderline

Indicates whether the font style is underlined.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False (Default)

ForeColor

The color of the object's text.

height

The object's height (in pixels).

hWnd

The handle of the run-time object's window.

index

The ordinal identifier that UFT assigns to the object to indicate the order in which the object appears in the code relative to other objects with an otherwise identical description. This property cannot be used with GetROProperty.

Values begin with 0.

IntegralHeight

Indicates whether the control resizes itself to display partial items.

Possible values:                     
    True (Default)
    False

items count

The number of items contained in the object.

left

The distance between the internal left edge of an object and the left edge of its container.

ListCount

The number of items in the list portion of the control.

ListIndex

The index of the currently selected item in the control.

location

The ordinal identifier that UFT assigns to the object to indicate where the object appears within the window, frame, or dialog box. Values are assigned from top to bottom, and left to right. This property cannot be used with GetROProperty.

Values begin with 0.

locked

Indicates whether the control can be edited.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False (Default)

name

The object's name.

NativeClass

The object's window class name.

NewIndex

The index of the item most recently added to a control.

RegExpWndClass

The permanent part of the MFC window class.

RegExpWndTitle

The constant part of the window title.

selection

The selected item text.

SelLength

The number of characters selected.

SelStart

The starting point of the selected text; indicates the position of the insertion point if no text is selected.

SelText

The string containing the currently selected text; consists of a zero-length string ("") if no characters are selected.

sorted

Indicates whether the elements of a control are automatically sorted alphabetically.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False (Default)

style

Indicates the display type and behavior of the control.

Possible values:                 

0 (vbComboDropDown): Dropdown combo box.

1 (vbComboSimple): Simple combo box.

2 (vbComboDrop-DownList): Dropdown list.

TabIndex

The tab order of the object within its parent form.

TabStop

Indicates whether a user can use the Tab key to give the focus to the object.

Possible values:                     
    True (Default)
    False

Tag

An expression that stores any extra data needed for your program. This property is generally used to identify objects.

TestObjGenType

The object's generic type, for example, text box, list box, or table.

TestObjName

The object's name as it appears in the object repository. This property cannot be used with programmatic descriptions or as a description property for the ChildObjects method.

If the object is not found in the object repository, the TestObjName is defined as follows:

  • If the object is found in the application, UFT uses the value of the property it normally uses when adding this object to the object repository, surrounded by [ ].

  • If the object is not found in the application, UFT uses the value of the object's Class Name property, surrounded by [ ].

text

The text displayed in the edit control portion of the combo box.

ToolTipText

The text displayed when the mouse pauses over the control.

top

The distance between the internal top edge of an object and the top edge of its container.

TopIndex

The item that is displayed in the topmost position of the control.

vbname

The object's name as set by the developer.

vbname path

The full hierarchy of vbname with all parent objects.

visible

Indicates whether the object is visible.

Possible values:                     
    True
    False

visual relations

Represents the test object's visual relations identifier.

Use this property in GetTOProperty and SetTOProperty steps to return or apply a VisualRelationsCollection object for a test object. The VisualRelationsCollection object enables you to retrieve or replace the visual relation identifier settings of a test object during a run session.

Syntax:

SetVRIColl = TestObject.GetTOProperty("visual relations")

TestObject.SetTOProperty "visual relations", VRIColl

For details, see VisualRelationsCollection Object in the Utility section of the HPE UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

Note: This property is not listed in the Object Spy. It is not retrieved when you use the GetTOProperties method. It cannot be used in the Object Identification dialog box, the description area of the object repository, checkpoint or output value steps, and so on.

width

The object's width (in pixels).

window id

The object's window identifier.

x

The object's x-coordinate (left) relative to the parent window (in pixels).

y

The object's y-coordinate (top) relative to the parent window (in pixels).

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