How to get tab index using ranorex

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How to get tab index using ranorex

Post by AnithaKarthik » Thu May 26, 2016 6:47 pm

if we have multiple tabs opened in a browser, how to get the list of browser tabs and how do we get the handle of each browser tab. This way i should be able to get the tab count. Is there any way i can find using ranorex xpath through code?

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Re: How to get tab index using ranorex

Post by odklizec » Fri May 27, 2016 9:10 am


Each browser has it's own implementation of tabs, so you will have to create a separate repo item for each browser. Eventually, you can try to create a generic one, applicable to all browsers, but it may make the search for tabs a bit slow?

Then you can use code like this, to obtain all tabs returned by given repo element, get tab count and do whatever you want with them...

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		public void GetListOfTabs(Ranorex.Core.Repository.RepoItemInfo repoItemInfo)
			// Create a list of adapters using the "Info" object
			IList<Ranorex.TabPage> tabList =
			string tabCount = tabList.Count.ToString();
			Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info,"tab count", "Tab count: " + tabCount);
			string tabName = "";
			// do whatever you want with each tab
			foreach (Ranorex.TabPage tab in tabList)
				tabName = tab.Element.GetAttributeValueText("AccessibleName");
				Report.Log(ReportLevel.Info,"tab name", "Tab Name: " + tabName);
				tabName = "";
These xpaths return all opened browser tabs:
/form[@class='MozillaWindowClass']/toolbar[@accessiblename='Browser tabs']/tabpagelist/tabpage
In a theory, you can use generic xpath like this:
Where $className is a variable, which makes the xpath ready for multiple browsers. However, the search for tabs could be quite slow for such simplified xpath.
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Re: How to get tab index using ranorex

Post by Martin » Fri May 27, 2016 9:31 am

Simplified full quick code for IE:
public void TabInfo()
			var BrowserTabs = Host.Local.Find<TabPage>(@"/form[@title~'Internet Explorer$']//container[@class='TabBandClass']/?/?/tabpagelist[@accessiblename='Tab Row']/tabpage");
			foreach (var tab in BrowserTabs)
				string Index = tab.Element.GetAttributeValueText("Index");
				string Title = tab.Element.GetAttributeValueText("Title");
				string Selected = tab.Element.GetAttributeValueText("Selected");
				Report.Info("Index: " + Index + " Title: " + Title + " Selected: " + Selected);

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Re: How to get tab index using ranorex

Post by AnithaKarthik » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:37 pm

Thank you very much for both of your help. This is something , will help me to solve my issue. I will update if i had any roadblock while working on this.

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Re: How to get tab index in the mobile app?

Post by vlau » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:24 pm

Hi, what command do i need to do for ranorex read the tab that I want it to click on?

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Re: How to get tab index using ranorex

Post by Support Team » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:28 pm

Hello valu,

Unfortunately, I'm not exactly sure what you want to do. Would you mind explaining your issue in more detail and upload a Ranorex Snapshot file in order to make the issue more understandable?
Thank you.