[IronPython] UI Automation: Wrong values for ControlType, AutomationElementID and more. IronPython 2.6.1

Lukas Cenovsky cenovsky at bakalari.cz
Fri Jun 18 02:08:07 PDT 2010


Just an idea - create a proxy in C# that calls 
TreeWalker.ControlViewWalker.GetFirstChild and other methods for you and 
return you the results. Maybe it will work. The similar way I created 
the C# proxy to access Win32API functions 
(http://gui-at.blogspot.com/2008/07/simulate-users-input.html)

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-- Lukás(


yngipy hernan wrote:
> I have been playing around UI Automation and IronPython for several 
> days now. My impression is that they don't play each other well. Or 
> maybe I missed something.
>
> I am trying to dig deeper to understand why.....
>
> Probably this issue is not fixed 
> yet? http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shrib/archive/2008/03/24/ironpython-cannot-call-automationelement-fromhandle.aspx
>
>
> On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 3:32 AM, Stanger, Wolfram 
> <Wolfram.Stanger at kratzer-automation.com 
> <mailto:Wolfram.Stanger at kratzer-automation.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hello to all,
>      
>     over many years I have forced to implement a test automation
>     scenerie in our company.
>     Now they will do it and - who hat thougth that - I've got the job!
>     And I had to bring the job to success!
>      
>     My Environment:
>     ------------------------
>     I've succesfully presented a test automation solution only build
>     from Internet-Software. It includes:
>      
>     Keyword-Driven Tables in HTML (done with Winword)
>                                       !
>                                Python 2.6
>                                       !
>                           Robot-Framework
>                            !                      !
>                  ApplTestlib.py    SeleniumLibrary
>                           !                         !
>                   pyWinAuto       WEB-AppToTest
>                           !
>              WIN32-AppToTest
>      
>     Later we will embed the solution in a QAtrac process.
>      
>     Now it's time to test automate GUIs build from Windows-Forms and
>     WPF too.
>      
>     First I switched Python 2.6 to IronPython 2.6[and 2.6.1 RC1] and
>     got only one, but 'very magic', bug in Robot-Framework when
>     creating the HTML-Report-File.
>     Second I'm switched the pyWinAuto-Layer to Miscrosoft UI
>     Automation (.NET >= 3.0) to support all GUI-Frameworks (WIN32,
>     WINFORMS and WPF)
>      
>     I. In IronPython all UI Automation values ControlTypePropertys
>     (w/o the window itself) where Type 'panel'.  Other values are also
>     not the same as you can see
>     with UISpy or UIA Verify (Tool from Codeplex 'white'-Project). The
>     AutomationIDs has the values from NativeWindowHandles (unique
>     - but never the same from run to run!).
>     Only the NamePropertys are OK but often empty (when control has no
>     text content yet).
>      
>     II. All Controls in the window title (titlebar, menubar,
>     menuitems, and min-, max- and close-Button) where completely
>     hidden in Automation-Tree (I've tested with Raw-, Control- and
>     ContentViews)! These eight controls are from IronPython-UI
>     Automation not reachable. This may be a consequence from point I.
>     above.
>      
>     In this situation it's unpossible for me to identify Controls in
>     the application to automate!
>      
>     I have found, I run in exactly the same problems witch where
>     reported from Jozef in November 2009:
>     http://lists.ironpython.com/pipermail/users-ironpython.com/2009-November/011583.html
>      
>     and heself stated a own solution in
>     http://lists.ironpython.com/pipermail/users-ironpython.com/2009-November/011630.html
>      
>     The solution reads:
>      
>     'Thanks for your response.
>     Solution to my problem is to first instantiate AutomationElement
>     from dll, not from IronPython.
>     Then all subsequent AutomationElement retrieved from IronPython
>     looks ok.'
>      
>     About 30 years I have programmed in ANSI-C (Same SW on
>     Windows,VMS, Linux, etc.) but now being a newbie to C#, .NET and

>     Python.
>      
>     Therefore I should have an (syntax-)example for the expression:
>         'to first instantiate AutomationElement from dll'
>      
>     Witch DLL (Own written, .NET-DLL. ??)
>     How to instantiate in C#?
>     How to transport the AutomationElement to IronPython?
>      
>     The best will be if jozef.a... will give me some example lines of
>     code from his solution in nov 2009 in C# and/or Python. Thanks.
>      
>     Greetings
>     Wolfram
>
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