Picture Method (Mobile Objects)

Applies to TestComplete 15.0, last modified on October 22, 2021
The information below concerns legacy mobile tests that work with mobile devices connected to the local computer. For new mobile tests, we recommend using the newer cloud-compatible approach.

Description

The Mobile.Device.Desktop.Picture method captures a screenshot of the mobile device’s desktop or of a specific screen area. The method returns a Picture object containing the captured image.

Declaration

ProgObj.Picture(ClientX, ClientY, Width, Height)

ProgObj An expression, variable or parameter that specifies a reference to one of the objects listed in the Applies To section
ClientX [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: 0   
ClientY [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: 0   
Width [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: -1   
Height [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: -1   
Result A Picture object

Applies To

The method is applied to the following objects:

Parameters

The method has the following parameters:

ClientX

The horizontal (X) coordinate of the left edge of the screen area to capture. 0 (default) means the left edge of the screen.

ClientY

The vertical (Y) coordinate of the top edge of the screen area to capture. 0 (default) means the top of the screen.

Width

The width (in pixels) of the screenshot to capture. -1 (default) means the width to the right edge of the screen.

Height

The height (in pixels) of the screenshot to capture. -1 (default) means the height to the bottom of the screen.

Result Value

A Picture object containing the captured image.

Remarks

You can post the captured image to the test log to see the application state at some moment, or you can send the image to your colleague to demonstrate an issue.

TestComplete uses lossy compression for captured images, so they cannot be used for image-based testing or for image comparison.

Example

The following example captures a screenshot of the connected mobile device and posts it to the test log.

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  var screenshot = Mobile.Device("MyDevice").Desktop.Picture();
  Log.Picture(screenshot, "Mobile device screen");
}

Python

def Test():
  screenshot = Mobile.Device("MyDevice").Desktop.Picture()
  Log.Picture(screenshot, "Mobile device screen")

VBScript

Sub Test
  Dim screenshot
  Set screenshot = Mobile.Device("MyDevice").Desktop.Picture
  Log.Picture screenshot, "Mobile device screen"
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test;
var screenshot;
begin
  screenshot := Mobile.Device('MyDevice').Desktop.Picture;
  Log.Picture(screenshot, 'Mobile device screen');
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  var screenshot = Mobile["Device"]("MyDevice")["Desktop"]["Picture"]();
  Log["Picture"](screenshot, "Mobile device screen");
}

See Also

Testing iOS Applications (Legacy)
Testing Android Applications (Legacy)
Picture Object
AndroidDesktop Object
iOSDesktop Object

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