Use Browser Window
A Use Browser Window building block is used to switch focus to a specific web browser window when working with web automation.
Please note that this block only works with browser windows that were previously opened using the Start Web Browser block.
Fully expanded, the Use Browser Window block shows the following properties:
The Block Header (“Use Browser Window”)
The green input connector in the header is used to trigger the block to start executing.
The green output connector in the header triggers when the desired web browser window has been found and focus has been set on it.
The title of the block (“Use Browser Window”) can be changed by double-clicking on it and typing in a new title.
Get window method
Select which method to use to find the desired web browser window. There are three available options:
After selecting the method, a condition and text to find must be set (see below).
Select what condition to use when attempting to find the desired browser window by either title, URL or page content. The condition options are:
Text to find
The text to be used to find the desired window. Can contain tokens for field values (added below).
Right-click and select “Insert token” to insert one or more field tokens.
Fields that enable the use of external values in the text to find.
To use the value of an added field, right-click the text field above where the text can be entered and select “Insert token” and then insert this field’s name.
Fields can be renamed by double-clicking on them. The tokens will change their visual appearance accordingly.
Add a field to be used in the text.
Once a browser window is found and focus is set, this property contains a handle to the window. This can be used in cases where multiple browser windows are opened during a case run, to direct other building blocks to use a specific window.
This green output connector triggers if the browser window is not found before the timeout (see below). This is typically used to branch execution flow or to explicitly fail a case by linking it to a Fail block.
Select which occurrence of the browser window to use, if more than one is found that matches the criteria (above).
Select “All” to iterate through all of the occurrences. By selecting “All”, the sub-properties Current index and Completed are shown (see below).
The current index when iterating through all occurrences of the matching browser windows.
This green output connector triggers when the iteration of all occurrences are completed.
The maximum time spent for finding and setting focus on the browser window before giving up and triggering “Not found” (see above).
The default value is 10 seconds.
Note: All cases have a “global timeout” that can be configured in the “Settings” panel. This is unrelated to the timeout of a single building block. However, a running case will automatically be cancelled if it runs for longer than the global timeout.Author: March 23, 2017. ,