|Interface definitions / Interface capturing commands|
While the Identify button is also available in the Interface Viewer, using client-side point-to-identify is geared more towards interfacing "on the fly". For example, you may be writing action lines for a new action or test module, and find yourself writing an action that interacts with a control that has not yet been given an interface definition. You can then just click Identify in TA to enter point-to-identify mode, select the new control to map it, and quickly get back to writing.
Aside from allowing you to quickly add an interface element for a new control, client-side point-to-identify is also useful for viewing the properties of an already-defined control, re-mapping a TA name, and modifying an interface element's property-value identifier argument(s).
Because client-side point-to-identify is geared towards letting you focus your attention on a single control and get in and out quickly, it does not invoke the Interface Viewer in response to your clicking on a control. Instead, it brings up the following Element definition dialog box, which focuses on a single control:
Like the Interface Viewer, the Element definition dialog box features the UI Explorer panel and the Properties panel. Unlike the Interface Viewer, this UI explorer panel offers only a hierarchical view (no class view), and only that of the single branch segment that runs from the selected control up to the root.