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Re: [qftestJUI] Using check node to find state of JButton doesn't work?

  • Subject: Re: [qftestJUI] Using check node to find state of JButton doesn't work?
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 20:12:03 -0000

Hello Bill,

Conceptually a JButton doesn't have a selected state. Technically it
has one, because it is selected temporarily while it's being pressed,
but it will not stay selected.

If you override JButton instead of JToggleButton and give it the
functionality to stay selected, that's fine, but if we changed the
standard checks to include a selected check for all buttons, it would
be available as a choice in many situations where it isn't really

A better solution would be an extension API similar to NameResolvers
that allows you to register arbitrary checks for your custom component
classes. That way one could also add a text check to a canvas that
displays some text but is not a text field, etc. I think that's the
way we'll go for version 2.

Best regards,

William Deegan <bill.deegan@?.com> writes:

> Gregor
> > what's the class of the button? If you're not sure, set the option
> > "Record->Components->Record system classes only" and record the button
> > in a new test-suite, then look at the class attribute in the component node.
> The class of the button is : JButton
> Any reason you don't have selected for JButton?
> I asked the developer why it wasn't JToggleButton. ( he inherited the code from
> another developer), and he's since changed it.
> But, the JButton does have a isSelected() method, so perhaps it would be worthwhile
> to allow a selected check on a JButton?
> > Currently qftestJUI treats JToggleButton (and thus JCheckBox and
> > JRadioButton), as well as JCheckBoxMenuItem and JRadioButtonMenuItem
> > as selectable and offers the appropriate check. Have we missed
> > something? Pure AWT components at least.
> > Anyway, you can use Jython for the check:
> > com = rc.getComponent("id of button")
> > rc.check(com.isSelected(), "Check button selected state")
> I did get the above logic working, but it would be nice to avoid having
> to do this for semi-standard widgets.
> Thanks,
> Bill
> > Best regards,
> >     Greg
> > William Deegan <bill@?.com> writes:
> >
> >>Greetings,
> >>
> >>I'm trying to check the state of a jbutton before clicking it
> >>to create procedures for setting/clearing the button.
> >>
> >>Unfortunately I cannot check the state, when I try to create a check node
> >>on the button I'm presented with the following possibilities:
> >>* Text
> >>* Enabled State
> >>* Image
> >>* Image (Visible Region)
> >>* Geometry
> >>
> >>What I'd like is a "is selected"  to check if the button is pushed or not.
> >>Am I missing something?
> >>Can this be done using Jython?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Bill
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> >>
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Gregor Schmid                                Gregor.Schmid@?.de
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