I need to access an object with Watir through the name without knowing what kind of object is. For example the control could be a button or a link and I would like to do something like: require 'watir' include Watir ie=IE.new ie.goto("file://c:/temp2.htm") ie.object(:name,"imp1").click() Is there any way???? Thank you in advance.
on 2009-01-13 13:28
on 2009-01-14 16:45
Okay. I did something like this. Downside of this implementation is that it iterates through all elements before finding the correct one. So if you'd search for text_field, then first it would search for a button, then for a link and just after that text_field. You can of course change the sequence to be something else and to include some other elements. Also, please bear in mind, that first element, which exist with these attributes will be returned. I'd suggest to use b.text_field(:blah, blah) instead of .element in the future anyway, but I'll provide here one working example: require 'watir' class Watir::IE # monkey-patch Watir's IE class def element *args arg1, arg2 = args # this is needed so hashes would work as input paremeters as with regular Watir elements = [:button, :link, :text_field] # Watir elements which will be searched elements.each do |el| # iterate over each element element = self.send(el, arg1, arg2) return element if element.exists? # return element if it exists on page end nil # return nil if element was not found end end b = Watir::IE.new b.goto "http://www.google.com" google_text_field = b.element(:name, "q") # access text_field with two parameters google_button = b.element(:name, "btnG") # access it with two parameters p google_text_field.class # outputs Watir::TextField p google_button.class # outputs Watir::Button google_text_field.value = "ruby" # type "ruby" into search string text field google_button.click # and click search puts b.text.include?("Ruby P.ming Language") # outputs true # this only works with Watir 1.6.x+ versions puts b.element(:text => "Ruby P.ming Language", :index => 1).href # multiple attributes, e.g. first link with specified text Best regards, Jarmo Mario R. wrote: > I need to access an object with Watir through the name without knowing > what kind of object is. > For example the control could be a button or a link and
on 2009-01-14 18:07
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