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Leahy's avatar
Leahy
Contributor
5 years ago

Application calls a batch file which produces a Message box which cant be clicked.

The application that I am testing runs on a server.  One of the functions of this app calls a batch file which produces a message box informing me the batch file has completed.

 

I cannot get testcomplete to see this message box,  If I use the object spy it focuses on every other window on the screen but will not see this message.  If I put the spy on the icon on the botton tray it gives:

 

Aliases.explorer.wndShell_TrayWnd.ReBarWindow32.MSTaskSwWClass.MSTaskListWClass.UIAObject("QS_MSG_ENDED_1_running_window")

 

The message box has and "OK" button I need to click.

 

  • Hi,

     

    Try to start TestComplete 'As Administrator' and see if it helps.

     

5 Replies

  • AlexKaras's avatar
    AlexKaras
    Champion Level 3

    Hi,

     

    Try to start TestComplete 'As Administrator' and see if it helps.

     

    • Leahy's avatar
      Leahy
      Contributor

      Hi Alex,

       

      Thanks for the reply, running as administrator works, it sees the message box but it does not see the "OK" button.  I just used the ".close()" function and it closes....

       

      Thanks again,

      Lee

      • AlexKaras's avatar
        AlexKaras
        Champion Level 3

        Hi Lee,

         

        > it sees the message box but it does not see the "OK" button.

        It may be because of the IDE/language used to create this message box.

        Assuming that we are talking about desktop applications: Usually, all windows are generated via system calls and are registered in the system as window of certain class. Such windows are always visible to TestComplete and other tools like Spy++ from Visual Studio.

        On the contrary, buttons may be created as windowed objects (C\C++) or windowless (Delphi, if I am not mistaken). In the latter case TestComplete requires debug information in order to be able to access such windowless objects.

         

        Anyway, it's good to hear that the problem is solved.

         

  • Marsha_R's avatar
    Marsha_R
    Champion Level 3

    Try using the Record feature to do this part of your test manually and see if TestComplete records anything besides screen coordinates for your box.

    • Leahy's avatar
      Leahy
      Contributor

      Hi Marsha,

       

      Thanks for the reply, but I have been recording, coordinates do not come up. I tried Alex suggestion to run as administrator and it works.

       

      Lee