Known Issues- .NET Web Forms

This section describes troubleshooting and limitations for the .NET Web Forms Add-in.

Issues with specific test objects and test object methods
  • .NET Web Forms objects are supported only on Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • WbfTreeView, WbfToolbar, and WbfTabStrip objects are not properly recognized in the Active Screen. Therefore:

    • You cannot insert checkpoint or output value steps for these objects from the Active Screen.

    • If you select to insert checkpoints for these objects from the Keyword View or Editor while in edit mode, the expected values of these objects may be incorrect.

    Workaround: Insert checkpoint or output value steps on these objects during a recording session or remove the Active Screen for the relevant step and then insert a checkpoint from the Keyword View or Editor with your application open to the proper location, so that the values will be retrieved from the application.

  • Tests on WbfTreeView test objects that contain special characters may not run as expected.

    Workaround: To run a test on a WbfTreeView item that contains special characters, use the #index format.

  • WbfTreeView, WbfToolbar, and WbfTabStrip test objects are not supported for browser control applications.

  • Active Screen operations are not supported for WbfTreeView, WbfToolbar, and WbfTabStrip objects.

  • Performing a Select or Expand operation on a WbfTreeView object that causes page navigation may fail due to a synchronization problem.

    Workaround: Try running the test on the WbfTreeView object step-by-step. For example, change:

    WbfTreeView.Select "item1;item2;item3;"

    to:

    WbfTreeView.Expand "item1
    WbfTreeView.Expand "item1;item2"
    WbfTreeView.Select "item1;item2;item3;"
  • Working on a .NET Web Forms application that has calendars with more than one unified style is not fully supported.

  • All operations on grouping areas in WbfUltraGrid objects (InfragisticsUltraWebGrid) are not recorded.

Unsupported description properties
  • xpath and css properties are not supported for .NET Web Forms test objects or for other Web-based test objects that have .NET Web Forms parent test objects.

  • The value of the Selected Date and Selected Range description properties is always none for WbfCalendar objects in selection mode none.

  • Operations performed in a rapid sequence on WbfUltraGrid objects may not be recorded.

    Workaround: Try to limit the recording to 1-2 operations per second.

    WbfUltraGrid column names are comprised of the inner HTML of the column header, and therefore may include extraneous information.

  • WbfUltraGrid may fail to sort columns in a descending order when the column is not already sorted.

    Workaround: Split the Sort call into two calls—first sort in ascending order, then sort in descending order. For example, change:

    WbfUltraGrid("UltraWebGrid1").Sort "Model","Descending" 

    to:

    WbfUltraGrid("UltraWebGrid1").Sort "Model","Ascending"
    WbfUltraGrid("UltraWebGrid1").Sort "Model","Descending" 
Object recognition issues
  • UFT may recognize some Web Forms grids as WebTables instead of WbfGrid test objects.

    Workaround: Do one of the following:

    • Modify the Web forms control so that it meets one of the following conditions:

      • The class attribute contains the string DataGrid.

      • The id attribute contains at least one of the strings DataGrid or GridView.

    • Modify the rules that UFT uses to determine when to identify a Web Forms table control as a DataGrid or GridView (and learn it as a WbfGrid test object).

      These rules are defined in:<UFT installation folder>\dat\WebFormsConfiguration.xml.

      The file contains comments that describe its format and explain how to use it.

  • WbfTreeView, WbfToolbar, and WbfTabStrip objects are not properly recognized in the Active Screen. Therefore:

    • You cannot insert checkpoint or output value steps for these objects from the Active Screen.

    • If you select to insert checkpoints for these objects from the Keyword View or Editor while in edit mode, the expected values of these objects may be incorrect.

    Workaround: Insert checkpoint or output value steps on these objects during a recording session or remove the Active Screen for the relevant step and then insert a checkpoint from the Keyword View or Editor with your application open to the proper location, so that the values will be retrieved from the application.

Checkpoints and Output Values
  • Text checkpoints are not supported for WbfTreeView, WbfToolbar, and WbfTabStrip objects.

  • The Active Screen image for a WbfCalendar object is always saved before navigation. For example, if you click a NextMonth link, the Active Screen displays the current month. Therefore, if you create a checkpoint from the Active Screen and insert it after the Calendar.ShowNextMonth line, the checkpoint will fail.

    Workaround: Do one of the following:

    • Insert checkpoints on calendar objects while recording.

    • While editing your test, edit the expected value for the checkpoint or insert the checkpoint before the current step.

  • Table checkpoints are supported for WbfUltraGrid objects only while recording.

  • When using the WbfUltraGrid.RowCount and WbfUltraGrid.ColumnCount methods or performing a table checkpoint on a grid that also contains additional grid controls inside it, UFT retrieves the rows or columns only for the outermost table. Note that the rows property and RowCount method count only the non-grouping rows.