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Handling GridView operations with UIAutomation

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Raphael asked on 03 Sep 2020, 04:06 PM

We are currently setting up some tests with Microsofts UI Automation.

For my next steps I'm searching for a way to implement selection for GridView rows.
So far I couldn't really find any documentations how to deal with this with Telerik controls in detail.

Currently I access the grid, grid row and grid row cells as follows:

AutomationElement radGridView = Element.TryFindId (OrderConstants.ORDER_GRID_ID);
AutomationElementCollection orderRowElements = radGridView.FindAll (
                new PropertyCondition (AutomationElement.ClassNameProperty, "GridViewRow"));
int rowId = 0;
foreach (AutomationElement orderRowElement in orderRowElements)
    ((SelectionItemPattern) orderRowElement.GetCurrentPattern(SelectionItemPattern.Pattern)).Select() // Is Not Supported Pattern
    AutomationElement elem = orderRowElement.TryFindId ($"Cell_{rowId++}_0");
    ((SelectionItemPattern) elem.GetCurrentPattern(SelectionItemPattern.Pattern)).Select() // Is Not Supported Pattern


How can I select

  • a single row
  • multiple rows
  • search within the grid (because it looks like rows are not available before they are processed by virtualization of the grid)

How is the RadGridView intended to be used in a automated way?

Currently I'm using .Net Framework 4 with Telerik Version 2018.3


Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 08 Sep 2020, 02:25 PM

Hello Raphael,

There was an issue similar to this in RadGridView and RadTreeListView. This was resolved with a release from this year. You can download the latest release and see if the issue still occurs.

Also, you can give the Telerik Testing Framework, which is free, a try. The framework comes with wrappers for the Telerik WPF components so you don’t need to map all the small controls, items and properties in your project. You can check the help documentation to see how the Testing Framework is used.

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