Feature Availability: ACCELQ Release 5.0
Subscription: Enterprise Edition
ACCELQ supports full-blown desktop UI (Windows) Automation using native element identification. Several commands are available to interact and verify Windows-based UI controls.
Typical Windows automation logic involves defining Element properties (selectors) and then invoking commands on these elements. You can combine the logic for Windows automation in any test, including a Mobile or Web automation flow.
Defining Windows Elements
Windows elements allow automated interaction with Microsoft Windows UI screen elements. You can create these elements from the Element Repository of relevant Context.
ACCELQ broadly classifies the Windows elements into 2 types:
- A parent-level window such as a modal or a windows screen, called Window.
- An element contained inside a Window, called a Window Element. These elements include input fields, dropdowns, buttons, labels, etc. There is no further granular classification based on element types.
Creating Windows Element
Click on the "ellipsis" icon in the top right corner of the Element Repository listing.
Choose "New Windows Element". Element definition dialog opens.
Provide a meaningful name for the Element.
Define the selector using a set of attribute/value pairs. You can find appropriate properties for element identification using ACCELQ's Element Inspector. Here is a detailed article about Element Inspector.