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RanorexPath not working

Post by rkarhe » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:26 am

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I have a ui element having innertext as 'New Search', RanorexPath I have written for this element is ".//span[@innertext~'^New\\ Search$']". But somehow ranorex is not able to find out element using this path, it clicks somewhere else on ui. Anybody plese suggest me what is going wrong here.
I am stuck due to this.


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Re: RanorexPath not working

Post by Support Team » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:11 am


Why do you use a regex for this element? If you use span[@text='New Search'] then the element should be always found. I think you get an exception if you execute your RegEx in code, because you search for an element with the name "New \ Search" and I think this couldn't be found. Would it be possible to post us a Ranorex Snapshot of your New search element then I could provide you a few possibilities to search for your element.
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Re: RanorexPath not working

Post by Aracknid » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:36 pm

In your posted example, you have too many backslashes...

".//span[@innertext~'^New\\ Search$']" >>> should be ".//span[@innertext~'^New\ Search$']"

Also, you are searching for any span from the level of a current object (by using .//), so hopefully that is what you want to do.