Client-side point-to-identify is a handy tool to allow you to
modify interface elements, whether to remap a TA name to a new control, or to select a new
set of property-value identifiers for it. In these cases, you would use
point-to-identify in a contextual mode, in that an existing
interface entity is used as a reference point.
Ensure that the AUT is running, that it is displaying the application window holding
the control(s) of interest, and that an interface entity representing that window
In TestArchitect Client, do one of the
- in the editor, open the appropriate interface entity, and then select
the row of an interface element of interest; or
- in the TestArchitect explorer tree, expand the node of
an interface entity and select the element node.
On the TA toolbar, click the Identify
Point-to-identify mode is launched.
Navigate to the application window and click the control of your choice.
The Element definition dialog box appears. Unlike
case, if the selected interface entity's definition matches the application
window, it is displayed in the Interface Entity text box
at top; the TA Name box contains the TA name of the
selected interface element. The node of the identified control is displayed at
the end of its container hierarchy branch, and any controls on that branch that
are already mapped within the interface entity are displayed with a green check
mark . If the identified
control was not already mapped to this TA name, clicking
Save at this point would cause that mapping (or
remapping) to take place.
To capture UI child elements belonging to a container class, see
Tip: You also have the option of
overriding the current selection of property-value identifiers (in the
Properties panel at right), and of choosing a
higher-level container node to be mapped to the specified TA name.
After making your changes, click Save.
The selected interface entity is updated with your modified interface element.