The Highlight feature of the Interface Viewer might be
considered the flip side of the point-to-identify coin. Whereas
point-to-identify allows you to start with a known control or
window on an application and find its node in the UI explorer panel,
Highlight allows you to start from a node in the tree and locate
the physical object it represents.
In the UI Explorer panel, select the node that you are
To highlight a control, do one of the following:
- Click the Highlight button on the toolbar.
- Alternatively, select
from the main menu.
The Interface Viewer minimizes, brings the appropriate application window to the
foreground, and flashes the corresponding control or window two or three times. Once
completed, the Viewer pops back into the foreground of your screen.
An issue with Google Chrome
exists, in which the Highlight
feature cannot accurately display the positions of HTML controls when the Chrome
download bar is active. The solution is to simply dismiss the download bar, which
you can do by clicking the Close
button to its right:
- Auto Highlight, available in the
Interface Viewer, is a convenient variation on the
Highlight tool. The Auto
Highlight button is a toggle: click it once to turn
Auto Highlight mode on, and again to turn this mode
- With Auto Highlight in the on state, you can
continuously select node after node in the UI
explorer panel, navigating within a tree or between
trees. As you do so, Auto Highlight brings the appropriate window to
the near-foreground (just behind the Viewer), highlighting the
appropriate control or window. Click the Auto
Highlight button again to exit from Auto
- For Android mobile testing, to allow Auto Highlight to work
properly, ensure that application
notification of TestArchitect Automation
Agent is enabled.