Howto: do basic things using ProjectWhite/White

Howto:
– launch an application
– navigate into a submenu
– get a hold of a MDIChild-window.


Public Class Test1

Private Const path As String = "C:\Path\myprogram.exe"

Public Sub TestMethod1()
Dim application As Application = application.Launch(path)

//Find the form
Dim main_window = application.GetWindow("name of window", InitializeOption.NoCache)
Assert.IsNotNull(main_window)

//Find the Menubar and its choices
Dim menu As MenuItems.Menu = window.MenuBar.MenuItem("Menu choice")
menu.Click()
Dim openSubMenuChoice = menu.SubMenu("Submenu choice")
openSubMenuChoice.Click()

//Find the MDIChild-window
Dim child_window = main_window.MdiChild(SearchCriteria.ByControlType(ControlType.Window))
Assert.IsNotNull(child_window)

application.Kill()
End Sub
End Class

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Howto: add logging to White (continued)

I wrote a while back about how I managed to add logging with log4net to my ProjectWhite tests in Visual Studio. However, after being forced to move my source code it suddenly didn’t work anymore eventhough I followed my amazing instructions. After trying a whole bunch of things out, one of them worked.

For log4net to work, the log4net.config file needs to be copied into the TestResult folder created by Visual Studios testrunner. In order to achieve this, enter the “Test” menu in VS, select “Edit Test Run Configurations”, “Deployment” and there, add your log4net.config file.

This made things work for me.

Note: I’m using the built-in testrunner in Visual Studio to drive my tests and not NUnit right now.
Note2: The first thing I did was setting it up as I did in my previous post, I haven’t tried to see if just adding the file to deployment is enough, it might not be.

Howto: turn on logging in Project White

Note: After moving my code, this wasn’t enough anymore, I did some additional changes.

Of course I ran into an issue: on one MDI child window I couldn’t find any components but on another it worked fine. I gave myself the task to try the built in logging funtion.

This is how you set it up when you are running Visual Studios testrunner.

To begin with, find you’ll find the file log4net.config in the installation folder for White.

Copy it to the root folder of your test project (where all the code to your tests are).

In Visual Studio, select your project, right click and choose “Add”->”Existing Item”. Make sure “All files” is selected. Choose log4net.config from the list.

Now,  click on the file in Visual Studio and look at it’s properties.
You should set them so that it says “Build Action: content” and “Copy to output directory: copy always”.

After that, add window.LogStructure() in the test where you want to do the logging. Of course, replace “window” with the name of your window.

Build the project, run the test and a log file should have been created.