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How can I use SilkTest to verify an object which is not in view?

How can I use SilkTest to verify an object which is not in view?

Sometimes when using MoveMouse() against an object that is not in view ( i.e. off screen) an error occurs stating:

[ ] *** Error: Mouse coordinate (18,-78) is off the screen
[ ] Occurred in MoveMouse

This can be avoided by setting the following Agent option:

Agent.SetOption (OPT_SCROLL_INTO_VIEW, TRUE)

Alternatively, it is possible to capture the error in a looping construct:

[-] testcase IsObjectOnScreen() appstate none
    [ ] recording
    [ ]  Agent.SetOption (OPT_SCROLL_INTO_VIEW, FALSE) // turn automatic scrolling off
    [ ] WINDOW wObject = BrowserPage.ObjectToFind // This is the identifier of the object we want to verify
    [ ] BrowserPage.SetActive()
    [-] do
        [ ] BrowserPage.ObjectToFind.MoveMouse() // move cursor over object
        [ ] WINDOW w = WindowFind ("^") // call this method to double check 
        [-] if ( w == wObject )
            [ ] print( "dentifiers Match") 
            [ ] print(" Object on Screen ") // if an exception isn"t raised we have found the    object
    [ ] except
    [ ] Print(" Object not on Screen ") // an exception was raised thus the object is not on screen
    [ ] 
    [ ] Agent.SetOption (OPT_SCROLL_INTO_VIEW, TRUE) // turn back on
    [ ]  


Old KB# 20909

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