Relevant for: GUI actions, scripted GUI components, and function libraries
You can use the ChildObjects method to retrieve all objects located inside a specified parent object, or only those child objects that fit a certain programmatic description. To retrieve this subset of child objects, you first create a description object, and then you add the set of properties and values that you want your child object collection to match using the Description object.
Note: You must use the Description object to create the programmatic description for the ChildObjects description argument. You cannot enter the programmatic description directly into the argument using the property:=value syntax.
After you build a description in your description object, use the following syntax to retrieve child objects that match the description:
The statements below instruct UFT to select all of the check boxes on the Itinerary Web page:
Set MyDescription = Description.Create() MyDescription("html tag").Value = "INPUT" MyDescription("type").Value = "checkbox" Set Checkboxes = Browser("Itinerary").Page("Itinerary").ChildObjects(MyDescription) NoOfChildObjs = Checkboxes.Count For Counter=0 to NoOfChildObjs-1 Checkboxes(Counter).Set "ON" Next
In the run results, square brackets around a test object name indicate that the test object was created dynamically during the run session using the ChildObjects method or a programmatic description.
To learn more, see Programmatic descriptions.