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

yngipy hernan yngipy at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 21:50:40 PDT 2010


This is what I am doing currently. But I wished I can do all the fun in
IronPython without using C#.

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 4:08 AM, Lukas Cenovsky <cenovsky at bakalari.cz>wrote:

>  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)
>
> --
> -- Lukáš
>
>
> 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> 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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