You can use client-side point-to-identify in a non-contextual
mode, meaning that you use it without the benefit of an existing interface entity as a
reference. Use non-contextual point-to-identify to investigate a
window or control's properties, or to generate a new interface element for a
On the TA toolbar, click the Identify
The point-to-identify mode is launched.
Navigate to the application window of your choice.
Click the control of interest.
The Element definition dialog box appears,
displaying the control, with its ancestor nodes, in the UI
To capture UI child elements belonging to a container class,
see Container Class
- As no reference interface entity has been supplied by you – that is,
no context is given – none is displayed in the Interface
Entity box. Consequently, all the nodes of the tree
are shown as unmapped, as TestArchitect has not been informed as to where to find the mappings.
- The TA Name box offers a suggested name in
the event that you wish to create a new interface element for this
control (or overwrite an existing one), and allows you override it
with your own choice of name. You also have the option of overriding
property identifier(s) and choosing your own.
- You have the option at this point of creating a mapping not for the
control that you have identified, but for any one of its
ancestor-containers in the tree. Simply click the given ancestor
node, accept or override the suggested TA name, accept or override
the suggested property identifier(s), and continue.
After making any chosen changes, click Save.
Tip: Click Cancel, if you are just viewing
the control's information.
The Interface Entity Selection dialog box appears.
This dialog box presents you with a list of interface entities in the current
interface that match the parent window of the control just clicked, if any
If you want to save your interface element to an
existing interface entity, proceed to step 5
proceed to step 8
create a new interface entity to house this new element.
In order to save to an existing interface entity, select an interface entity
from the list in the Interface Entity Selection dialog
If an interface element for the same control already exists in the
designated interface entity, you are prompted to overwrite it.
Your interface entity has been updated.
In order to create a new interface entity, click the Create New
Entity button in the Interface Entity
Selection dialog box.
The New Interface Entity dialog box
Enter detailed information for the interface entity. Additionally, you need to
supply a location for this interface entity via the picker available on the
The new definition has been created, with your new interface element
written to it.