Use this method to obtain a scripting interface to the specified child object, whose methods and properties are exposed by the UI Automation Support plugin. The resulting object contains both methods and properties exposed by the plugin and well as methods and properties provided by TestComplete.
|TestObj||A variable, parameter or expression that specifies a reference to one of the objects listed in the Applies To section|
The method is applied to the following objects:
To view this method in the Object Browser panel and in other panels and dialogs, activate the Advanced view mode.
The method has the following parameters:
The name of the desired object. To obtain the object's name, use the
UIAObject method returns an object that provides a scripting interface to a child object, whose methods and properties are exposed through the UI Automation Support plugin. If TestComplete cannot access the specified object (for example, this object does not exist),
UIAObject returns an empty stub object. To determine whether the method returns a valid object, use the
Exists property of the resultant object. If this property returns False, then the returned object is a stub object and the call to
UIAObject was not successful.
You can only use the
UIAObject method to address child objects if the UI Automation Support plugin exposes a
Name property for the child object and this object is a valid script identifier. If the name is not a valid identifier (for instance, if it contains spaces), TestComplete makes it a valid name by replacing unallowed symbols with underscore. However, sometimes even this replacement cannot make the name a valid identifier. So, if the plugin does not expose the
Name property or if the name cannot be converted to a valid identifier, TestComplete uses the
Window method to address the object.
The returned object contains both methods and properties exposed by the UI Automation Support plugin and methods, properties and actions provided by TestComplete. The resulting object may hold two or more methods and properties having the same name. To avoid naming conflicts, TestComplete places the methods and properties exposed by the plugin to the NativeUIAObject namespace.
UIAObject method is available only if the UI Automation Support plugin is installed. Otherwise, the method is absent in the method list of the
To view an example that demonstrates how to use the
UIAObject method, see Addressing Objects of Out-of-Browser Silverlight Applications.