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_util.GetBrowserType Method

Returns the name of the browser that is currently running the control.


public function GetBrowserType() : String;

Return Value

A string value. Possible values: 

  • Mozilla Firefox 
  • internet explorer
  • Chrome

Note: These strings are defined as QtpConstants.FireFox, QtpConstants.IE, and QtpConstants.Chrome in the common.js file.


The JavaScript excerpt below is from a function that performs the Select test object operation on a custom menu control. It uses the mouseover event to perform the selection. However, when running on Mozilla Firefox, it also has to send a click event.

   if (_util.GetBrowserType() == QtpConstants.FireFox)
   menuItem = item;
   _util.Report(micDone, "Select", toSafeArray(new Array(Path)), "Selected " + Path);