Combo boxes mostly consist of text fields or buttons. If the user clicks that component, a list of items is shown. The user can then select an item. To resolve a combo box correctly, you need to map the combo box with the text field and the components for the list and its items.
SELECT nodes will be mapped to combo boxes automatically.
The selection of the list item will be recorded as a 'Selection' node.
|Table 49.5: Mapping of ComboBoxes|
It is sufficient to use the standard mappings for list items for the selection list. See subsection 49.1.6.
HTML code for a combo box:
|Example 49.21: HTML combo box|
ComboBox consists of a container element showing the current
selection and a list of the selectable items. In the example the
contains the list plus the
ComboBox itself. Often the list is
defined somewhere completely different in the DOM. You can find it by opening
the list and checking the developer tool of the browser. Alternatively, you can get
the CSS classes of the list object and the list entries by recording a click
to a list item and checking the
qfs:class entry of the 'Extra features'
table of the recorded components.
|Example 49.22: HTML combo box|
ComboBox we have several options for the mapping.
When you have contact to the developers of the application it is best to
ask them which attributes define a certain component class. If not,
you have to decide which attributes best represent a certain
class. You should check this with other GUI elements of the same type.
Also, you should check similar GUI elements for the same
attributes. In this case maybe there is another, hopefully unique, attribute,
or you need to make it more specific by adding
In the example above,
role=combobox should be precise enough for the ComboBox
itself, just as
role=listbox or alternatively
css: listbox for the list. It probably will not make a big
difference which one you choose. If normal lists use the same attribute you
can omit the class type, i.e. you would just map
List: listbox and
This does not affect the functionality the combo box within QF-Test.
css: result and
role=option, used for
the list items, could very well be used with other elements, too.
Therefore, we will add
ancestor: List:ComboBoxList to be sure.
|Last update: 9/19/2023|
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