- Updated: 2020/05/06
Use the SnapPoint feature to add screen shots to an automation task or to capture screen shots when a task is running.
Capturing images while recording tasks
Automation Anywhere provides the latest technology for capturing and displaying screen shots as you create automation tasks.
To capture screen shots, click Tools > Options > Advanced Settings. Click Capture Screenshots While Recording.
You can resize images and move them inside the Workbench to a desired location. The captured image is the active window during recording, and shows you where mouse pointer is located.
Consider the following example for line number 17 in the task. When you click Mouse Click: Left Button, the corresponding image shows the Windows calculator.
Using the Visualize tab
Use the Visualize tab in the Workbench to view a complete graphical layout of the current task. The following example displays a task when you click Start > Run > OK in the Run window, and then click number '1' in the calculator.
You cannot set SnapPoints or visualize the images of this bot as it is protected however you can view or edit the variables value or view the bot dependencies only.
Setting SnapPoints to refresh the images
When you create a task manually using the Workbench, or you modify a recorded task, the images that you captured during recording might not be the most recent. Automation Anywhere provides a convenient way to refresh the images called SnapPoints.
To set SnapPoints, click the Set SnapPoint button. You can now set SnapPoints in the column to the left of the line numbers, as shown below. When you run a task after setting SnapPoints, Automation Anywhere recaptures the images for those commands on which you set SnapPoints.
The images are captured after the task runs.
Commands that Support SnapPoints
The following commands support SnapPoints: