Can Test studio detect AutomationID for an element in a WPF application ?

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Rohan
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Rohan asked on 19 Nov 2021, 08:34 PM
When we are using highlight element method to record steps for a WPF application Test studio identifies the element using XAML path as its default Find logic. If there is a property "AutomationProperties.AutomationId" is set Teststudio doesn't grab this automation Id by default. Is there a way to force Teststudio to always get Automation Id if it exists and then fall back to XAML path  for its find logic ?

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Plamen Mitrev
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answered on 24 Nov 2021, 09:48 AM

Hello Rohan,

Thank you for sharing details about your scenario and the structure of the application under test.

You are making a valid point that it would be helpful to configure the priority of properties for element's find logic during recording. This is currently not available for desktop applications and I created a public feature request on your behalf. Please vote for it and follow it to get notifications for its progress. 

Our team will evaluate the suggestion from user and technical side and will consider it for future releases. I must say up front that this change is not on our roadmap at the moment and is likely to not be included in the next few releases. I can't estimate when it will be evaluated, but we will certainly update the public item once it is.

The current implementation for find logic in WPF tests is not configurable and it falls back to XAML path as the last possible case. You can modify the element's find logic after it has been recorded and update it. I hope this solves some of the issues you are having and makes the tests more stable.

I will be happy to assist you further and answer any follow up questions, if you have any.

Regards,
Plamen Mitrev
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