Capture using specific technology
In some applications, the Capture action might not work accurately if the technology for capturing is selected automatically. In such cases, based on the type of application that you want to automate, you can select a specific technology and use the Capture action to capture using that technology.
Using the Capture action
To select a specific technology, click the drop-down next to Capture object.
- Automate web applications that have nested iFrames with the same frame source or different frame sources.
- Capture and automate objects on applications where automatic selection of
technology might not capture accurately.Note: When you capture using a specific technology, the type and the number of object properties differ.
- Automate all objects and controls on the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers for local setting pages.Note: This functionality is supported for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
- Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA)
- UI Automation
- Microsoft (MS) COM UI Automation
Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA)
Microsoft Active Accessibility is a legacy accessibility technology that was introduced as a platform add-in for Windows 95. MSAA is designed to help Assistive Technology (AT) products interact with standard and custom user interface elements of an application and also to access, identify, and manipulate an application's UI elements. MSAA is based on the Component Object Model (COM), which defines a mechanism for applications and operating systems to communicate. To know more about the most commonly used properties in this technology, see Using the Capture action.
Microsoft UI Automation is an accessibility framework for Microsoft Windows, and it is available on all operating systems that support Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). UI Automation provides programmatic access to most user interface elements on the desktop, enabling AT products such as screen readers to provide information about the UI to end users and to manipulate the UI by means other than standard input. To know more about the most commonly used properties in this technology, see Using the Capture action.
Microsoft (MS) COM UI Automation
- Text box
- Check box
- Radio button
When you select this technology to capture an object on an application, if that object is not supported for the technology, that is indicated by a gray highlight around the object.