WinTask x64 5.0 released

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WinTask x64 5.0 released

Postby admin on Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:21 pm

WinTask x64 5.0 for Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit, Windows 8/8.1 64 bit, 2008 R2 is released.

WinTask x64 supports now the UI Automation technology and can use UI Automation to obtain information on UI elements of the application to automatize. Properties of buttons, check boxes, menus and menu items, data grids, list boxes and other controls can be retrieved using UI Automation technology.
The UI Automation Technology has been developed by Microsoft to provide a unified object model that enables all user interface (UI) frameworks to expose complex and rich functionality in an accessible and easily automated manner.
UI Automation is designed to provide robust functionality for automated testing, it is an accessibility framework that enables Microsoft Windows applications to provide and consume programmatic information about user interfaces (UIs). It provides programmatic access to most UI elements on the desktop.

The UI Automation technology works only on applications which have implemented the UI Automation framework. Obviously, Microsoft applications such as Office 2010 or 2013, WinForms and WPF applications do support UI Automation.

WinTask x64 addresses any desktop element by its UIA descriptor. The UIA descriptor identifies uniquely one element displayed on desktop. In this version, the UIA descriptor is NOT generated automatically by Recording mode and you need to identify manually the element using Spy tool (if Spy tool finds that the element is addressed by UI Automation framework) and then you can use this UIA descriptor as a parameter of the WinTask x64 UIA functions.

In this version, three functions are available:
ClickUIA, clicks the element specified by its UIA descriptor
WriteUIA, writes a text into the field specified by its UIA descriptor
GetUIAProperty, retrieves the content of the specified property for the element specified by its UIA descriptor.

In this version, UI Automation functions dealing with listboxes/comboboxes are not yet implemented.

The minor fixes/enhancements included in version 5.0 are listed below:
•The focus is not done anymore on menu windows to avoid their disappearance when a context menu is used.
•Bitmap functions are now supported under Windows 8
•<PrtSc> keyboard mnemonic is now allowed in SendKeys
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