[LDTP-Dev] Plz Clarify the LDTP commands
sprabhu at novell.com
Tue Oct 4 07:49:09 PDT 2005
Thanks for the reply. Plz find my reply below within the tags
Thanks & Regards,
>>> jpremkumar <jpremkumar at novell.com> 10/04/05 3:20 PM >>>
I have addressed the following queries put forth by you. Correct me if I
am wrong or if I am missing something.
> 1. In the Table functions doe we have a clickcell() which performs a
> click on the particular cell. This would help in case a table with
> having radio buttons or check boxes is present in Application Under
Currently, LDTP does not support 'click' mouse event on table
cells. But for the scenarios that you have mentioned like handling cells
with radio button or check boxes, we have checkrow and uncheckrow APIs.
Please refer this page http://gnomebangalore.org/ldtp/index.php/Checkrow
for more info on this.
<Saravana> I too believe this will satisfy my scenario <Saravana>
> 2. Can I perform a double click, right click on any component or
Currently, we support only double click event. For information on
this please refer
http://gnomebangalore.org/ldtp/index.php/Doubleclick. We are planning to
mouse related events also in the near future.
<Saravana> Thats' great <Saravana>
> 3. I can find functions like guiexists() and windowexists(), but I
> learnt as per the explanation provided that they both serve the same
> purpose. Can I get the clarification, if this is intended to be so?
> is there any other functions where I can check if the given component
> the given window exists? (some thing like this to check if "BtnOk"
> button is present in the "DlgSaveWindow")
In this case, guiexists API is suggested mostly as this makes use
Accessibility. I am not sure about windowexists API. Anybody else can
in and provide us the clear difference ?.
There is no function available to check whether a given component
is available or not. But if the patch submitted for bug 317797 is
accepted, the getcomponentlist API in that patch can be used to get the
entire list of components in that window and we can check if a
particular component is available in the obtained list.
<Saravana> I believe it would be tedious for the user to navigate
through the list returned by getcomponentlist each time if s/he wants to
check if a perticular UI exists <Saravana>
> 4. Can I get the total number of coloumns in the specified table?
> thing like getcolcount() )
Looking at the API getrowcount one gets the feeling that
is also meaningful. May be we can provide them in the future. Nagappan,
any thoughts on this?
> 5. I learnt that typekey() will help me to key in the inputs to the
> components in the application. How do I shift the current focus to a
> particular component in the application? In WRAFS we have something
> T, WINDOW, COMPONENT, INPUTKEYS, "Some Text to Input". This will set
> the current focus to the specified COMPONENT in the given WINDOW and
> then key in the given text. Is there a function similar to this in
> LDTP? Incase No, Can we have some thing like this so that the user
> not set the focus to the component explicitly before keying in the
> input, as the default action before keying in is to set the focus on
> desired component. Does grabfocus() serves this purpose?
I think grabfocus() will serve the purpose but with the
limitation that the window should be in focus. We are working on this,
to provide an API to set the focus to a particular window. If anybody is
interested in contributing in this, you are most welcome.
<Saravana>Will activatewin() followed by grabfocus() will suffice this
for time being, we can add an API which will inturn call these two
functions and then typekey() <Saravana>
> 6. Can I maximize, minimize, restore the specified window?
Currently we dont have APIs to address these, but this is
certainly in the todo list. I think Nirmal is working on this. May be he
can help us here.
> 7. Can I launch the web browser and also sepecify the url ( zsome
> StartWebBrowser("http://forge.novell.com", "mozilla") )?
Currently, no such API is available. But I dont think it is
necessary as LDTP is mainly for firing user interface events like select
menu, set value of text etc., I dont think an API like this will be that
<Saravana> Yep understood. We can still launch the browser with the
sepecified URL using teh launchapp("mozilla www.novell.com"') <Saravana>
> . In selectindex ('dlgName', 'cmbName', <index>) in ComboBoxFunctions.
> Is the index o-based or 1-based?
It is 0-based. But the current implementation seems to have some
We have to fix it.
<Saravana> Can we document that this function takes index as 0-based
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