The Object Cloning command enables you to create and play TaskBot and MetaBot logic that use technology-specific
The Object Cloning
command provides the following play modes to
capture objects from an application or a browser:
- This play mode is very precise and flexible and enables you to capture objects
and search for those objects based on their properties. You can use this play
mode to capture objects based on Microsoft Windows, HTML, Java,
applications, and Flex technologies.
- This play mode enables you to capture coordinates of an object. It is useful
in a window that has objects invisible to the capturing technology, for
example, a Remote Desktop window or a Citrix application.
- This play mode captures image of an object and enables a bot to
search the object in an application or a browser based on the captured
- This is useful for capturing the down button of a drop-down menu, but is
limited when there are multiple instances of the same image in a window, for
example text boxes.
Recommendation: Configure the device display settings to 100%
DPI for the Object Cloning command to work optimally.
When to use the Object Cloning and Web Recorder commands
Use the Object Cloning if you want to capture objects within
Windows applications that use technologies such as Flex, Silverlight, Java, and HTML.
Use the Web Recorder command for automating web-based tasks.
The Object Cloning works with browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox,
while the Web Recorder command works only with Internet Explorer browser.
Automation in Microsoft Edge browser: known behavior
You cannot play an automation task that is recorded using Microsoft Internet Explorer in Microsoft Edge. Object Cloning does not allow you to record the automation in
one browser and then play it in a different one.
On Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, you cannot play or
capture on both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge simultaneously.
You cannot create or run bots if any Google Chrome window is
active during the session.
Note: This is only applicable to Microsoft Edge upgraded after January 15, 2020.
Using the Object Cloning command with
applications on Citrix servers