Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Perform action on web application using White framework

Using this user would be able to transfer control from WaTiN framework to White Framework to perform action on target web site which is not provided by WaTin.
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Before explain this Article/tips I assume that reader is well aware with WaTiN and White Framework (refer below link to get roll your eyes with WaTin and White framework).

Being automation engineering sometimes while automating web application we have to passes the browser control from one framework to another framework to perform some additional action/task on target application.

Okay so let's talk about some real time scenario.

To automate web application I highly concentrated on WaTin framework, as I'm good in that.But sometimes I have to pass browser control from WaTin to White (framework for Windows application) to get focus of open browser or to bring the Browser on User Focus and/or user wants to Click at some particular coordination of browser for that the white framework is much comfortable doing this.

• To know more about White you can refer my link posted on this site
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• And to know more about WaTin framework you can refer below link.

okay so now come to the coding part,To achieve this below is the piece of code doing the same?.

I have commented each lines of the code to get clear picture about logic of the code written. And I think rest of things is self-explanatory.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using WatiN.Core;
using WatiN.Core.Logging;
using WatiN.Core.Native.Windows;
using White.Core;
using White.Core.UIItems;
///Pass the Browser control from Watin to White

class BrowserFocus
//Instance of Internet explorer using watin
readonly IE _browser = new IE();
/// Method to open browser using watin

public void AutomationUsingWaTin()
//open browser
//call white method to pass control from watin to white

/// Perform Operation on Web application using White, by passing control from WaTin To White

private void PerformActionUsingWhite()
//Get the application from watin using processId
var app = White.Core.Application.Attach(_browser.ProcessID);
//get the open browser by watin for white
var windows = app.GetWindows();
White.Core.UIItems.WindowItems.Window window;
//check whether its having browser control or not
if (windows.Count == 1)
window = windows[0];
{//get the browser control using desktop instance
window = White.Core.Desktop.Instance.Windows().Find(w => w.Title.Contains(_browser.Title));
//bring the focus on Browser using white
//Coordination of point where we want to perform right click
var point = new System.Windows.Point(400, 500);
//Right click on the browser using white.
catch (Exception ex)
// This happens when one of the open windows doea not respond.
// Logger.TraceException("White caused an exception", ex);

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