accelQ utilizes AutoIT software (https://www.autoitscript.com) for Windows UI automation. All the supported Windows UI commands from action logic editor expect a Selector in the AutoIt format. You can determine this syntax using AutoIt Window Info Tool available from AutoIT.
Au3Info allows you to get information from a specified window that can be used to effectively automate it. Information that can be obtained includes:
- Window titles
- Text on the window (visible and hidden)
- Window size and position
- Details of the Control underneath the mouse pointer
- Contents of the status bar
- Position of the mouse pointer
- Color of the pixels underneath the mouse pointer
Before proceeding with the examples here,
download and install AutoIt on to your desktop from the following link.
Open AutoIt Window Info Tool by typing "Au3Info" in Windows Run app
Using the Finder Tool to spy on element properties
To find selector, drag the finder tool onto the desired Windows GUI element. Example below shows how you can find Selector for File Name control in Windows File Explorer.
Note the generated Properties in the Window Info Tool and use them as selectors for interacting with Window-GUI elements. For example, for the selector information below, formulate the selector string as below to be used in accelQ logic editor command:
Using Element Properties in accelQ
Once you determine which property you want to use for element identification, just pass its value in double quotes to the appropriate command (example below). Note that you do not need to specify the name of the property.