Spy - Is there a shortcut to trigger "Highlight"?

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Spy - Is there a shortcut to trigger "Highlight"?

Post by andreas.mewald » Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:30 am

Sometimes I need to check if RxPaths for repo-items are still working. I've a repo-item "pointing" to a context menu item. Since the context menu disappears if I switch to Spy, to click the "Highlight" button, this feature wont work.

Does anyone know if there is a shortcut to trigger "Refresh" and "Highlight" in Ranorex Spy (like Ctrl-LeftWin for instant tracking)?

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Re: Spy - Is there a shortcut to trigger "Highlight"?

Post by odklizec » Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:14 am


I'm afraid, there is no such shortcut. The best you can probably do is to try to invoke Highlight for given repo element via button/context menu and while Ranorex search for the 'not yet available' element, invoke the context menu in your app. So then Ranorex should highlight the element (if found).
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