AITextObject Object

Description

An internal object used to perform operations on text identified by AI in web or mobile applications.

IMPORTANT

AI objects are supported in UFT One only when:

  • The UFT One Web Add-in or Mobile Add-in are installed and loaded.
  • The UFT One AI Features are installed and AI is enabled in the UFT One options. For details, see the UFT One Help Center.

To retrieve an AITextObject object, use the AIUtil.FindText or AIUtil.FindTextBlock property.

Operations

The sections below list the built-in methods and properties that you can use as operations for the AITextObject object.

Methods

Method CheckExists

A checkpoint that checks whether the object currently exists in the set context.

Method ClickClicks the text.
Method GetText

Retrieves the object’s text.

Method GetValueRetrieves the object’s value.
Method HighlightHighlights the text in the application.
Method Hover

Holds the cursor over the text.

Method Type

Types the specified string in an input or edit box identified as text.

Method TypeSecure

Types the specified encoded string in an input or edit box identified as text.

Properties

Common Property ExistChecks whether the object currently exists in the set context.

 

CheckExists Method

Description

A checkpoint that checks whether the object currently exists in the set context.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).CheckExists expected

Arguments

ParameterDescription
expected

A Boolean value. Specifies whether this checkpoint expects the object to exist.

Possible values: 

true. The checkpoint passes if the object is found within the set context before the timeout expires.

false. The checkpoint passes if the object is not found by the time the timeout expires.

Remarks

  • This method uses the timeout defined in the Object Synchronization Timeout option in the Run pane of the Test Settings dialog box.

  • UFT One directly performs this method without verifying object identification even if you enable it in Options > GUI Testing > AI or use the AIUtil.RunSettings.VerifyIdentification.Enable step.

Return Type

A Boolean value.

Returns TRUE if the checkpoint passes, otherwise FALSE.

A TRUE return value reports a Passed step to the run results; a FALSE return value reports a Failed step to the run results.

Example

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Click Method

Description

Clicks the text.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).Click [x], [y]

Arguments

ParameterDescription
x Optional. An integer value.
The x-coordinate of the click. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.  The default value is the middle of the object (-9999).
y Optional. An integer value.
The y-coordinate of the click. Note that the specified coordinates are relative to the upper left corner of the object.  The default value is the middle of the object (-9999).

Return Type

None

Example

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GetText Method

Description

Retrieves the object’s text.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).GetText

Return Type

String

Example

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GetValue Method

Description

Retrieves the object’s value.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).GetValue

Return Type

String

Example

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Highlight Method

Description

Highlights the text in the application.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).Highlight

Return Type

None

Example

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Hover Method

Description

Holds the cursor over the text.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).Hover [duration]

Arguments

ParameterDescription
duration

Optional. An Integer value.

The time period (in whole seconds) to hold the cursor over the object.

Default: 2 seconds.

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

This method is supported only on Web applications running in a Web browser on a Desktop computer and not on mobile devices.

Before a Hover step, use the AIUtil.IsMobileContext to make sure the current AI context is a desktop web browser.

Designing your test this way makes it easier to use the same test for your web application on various platforms.

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Type Method

Description

Types the specified string in an input or edit box identified as text.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).Type  [text]

Arguments

ParameterDescription
text Required. A String value.
The string to type.

Return Type

None

Example

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TypeSecure Method

Description

Types the specified encoded string in an input or edit box identified as text.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).TypeSecure  [text]

Arguments

ParameterDescription
text Required. A String value.
The encoded string to type.

Return Type

None

IMPORTANT

To find the encoded value to use as the argument for the TypeSecure method, use the Password Encoder utility (Start > All Programs > Micro Focus > Password Encoder) or parameterize the argument and use the Data Table encryption option (right-click each unencrypted value in the password column and choose Data > Encrypt). For more information, see the UFT One Help Center.

Note: While the TypeSecure method enables you to hide passwords on the screen when running a test, it is not intended to be a secure way to protect password information.

Example

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Exist Property

Description

Checks whether the object currently exists in the set context.

Syntax

AIUtil.FindText(text, [locator], [locatorData]).Exist([TimeOut])

Arguments

ParameterDescription
TimeOut

Optional. An unsigned long integer value.

The length of time (in seconds) to search for the object before returning a True or False value.

  • If a timeout value is specified, UFT One waits until it finds the object or until the timeout is reached.

  • If no value is specified, the value specified in the Test Settings dialog box for the Object Synchronization Timeout is used for tests. For business components, the pre-defined value of 20 seconds is used.

Note: A value of 0 is not supported for Mobile test objects.

For more information on the Object Synchronization Timeout, see the UFT One Help Center.

Remarks

  • The Exist property can only be used in statements that use its return value. For example, assignment, print, and if statements.

  • UFT One directly performs this method without verifying object identification even if you enable it in Options > GUI Testing > AI or use the AIUtil.RunSettings.VerifyIdentification.Enable step.

Return Type

A Boolean value

Example

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