How to Get Active Window

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fgmanfredini
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How to Get Active Window

Post by fgmanfredini » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:56 pm

Hi, i am using the following code to get the active window,

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Ranorex.Form myActiveForm = Host.Local.FindSingle("/form[@Active='True']"); 
but it does not work, it always return the error:

No element found for path '/form[@active='True']' at step 'form[@active='True']' after 1 attempts.

Am i doing something wrong?

Thank You!

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odklizec
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Re: How to Get Active Window

Post by odklizec » Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:33 am

Hi,

Unfortunately, it's hard to tell what's wrong without seeing, at very least, a Ranorex snapshot of the problematic app. Could you please share one?

Also, I would suggest to try this xpath...

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Ranorex.Form myActiveForm = Host.Local.FindSingle("//form[@Active='True']"); 
And ideally, start searching for the element from a nearest ancestor/parent element:

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Ranorex.Form myActiveForm = repo.Name.OfParent.FindSingle<Ranorex.Form>(".//form[@Active='True']");
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