Parent page: Using GUI Forms in TestComplete
Even though automation scripts are intended to drive the application under test there are cases when communication with tester is required. With TestComplete, we have a vast arsenal of predefined GUI controls for that (and those, acquainted with Delphi, will be pleasantly surprised by the way it’s organized).
Today’s post provides an example of creating and using ‘Username/Password’ dialog.
But, first, a couple of words why automation scripts would need one.
No, this is not an authorization to run the scripts. This is for the scripts.
Maybe you need to connect to the database. Or run the scripts with administrator’s permission. Or it’s just a security requirement from your stakeholders.
Whatever it is, you better not store such sensitive data in a file or the source code. Make them exist only during run-time.
Preparing Modal Form
We begin with a sample form.
Add Edit Controls, Buttons, and Labels
Set Object Properties
- Name – object name to use in the code; ‘Security’ in my example
- Caption – title of the window when the form is displayed
- Caption – displayed text
Edit Box Controls
- Name – object name to use in the code; ‘EditUsername’/’EditPassword’ in my example
- EditPassword.Properties.EchoMode = eemPassword – to mask password characters
- Caption – displayed text; ‘OK’/’Cancel’ in my example
- Cancel = True – for ‘Cancel’ button
- ModalResult = mrCancel - for ‘Cancel’ button
- Default = True – for ‘OK’ button
- ModalResult = mrOK - for ‘OK’ button
Dim objDlg Dim sUsername, sPassword Dim Result 'Get object's instance Set objDlg = UserForms.Security 'Execute Result = objDlg.ShowModal If Result = mrOK Then 'retrieve the input sUsername = objDlg.EditUsername.Text sPassword = objDlg.EditPassword.Text Else 'Respond MsgBox "Execution cancelled", vbOKOnly 'exit function or finalize execution End If