RAutomation

DESCRIPTION

RAutomation is a small and easy to use library for helping out to automate windows and their controls for automated testing.

RAutomation provides:

  • Easy to use and user-friendly API (inspired by Watir www.watir.com)

  • Cross-platform compatibility

  • Easy extensibility - with small scripting effort it's possible to add support for not yet supported platforms or technologies

USAGE

require "rautomation"

window = RAutomation::Window.new(:title => /part of the title/i)
window.exists? # => true

window.title # => "blah blah part Of the title blah"
window.text # => "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec ultricies..."

window.text_field(:class => "Edit", :index => 0).set "hello, world!"
button = window.button(:value => "&Save")
button.exists? # => true
button.click

all_windows = RAutomation::Window.windows
all_windows.each {|window| puts window.hwnd}

window = RAutomation::Window.new(:title => /part of the title/i)
windows = window.windows
puts windows.size # => 2
windows.map {|window| window.title } # => ["part of the title 1", "part of the title 2"]

window.windows(:title => /part of other title/i) # => all windows with matching specified title

window.buttons.each {|button| puts button.value}
window.buttons(:value => /some value/i).each {|button| puts button.value}

window2 = RAutomation::Window.new(:title => "Other Title", :adapter => :autoit) # use AutoIt adapter
# use adapter's (in this case AutoIt's) internal methods not part of the public API directly
window2.WinClose("[TITLE:Other Title]")

Check out the documentation for other possible usages!

INSTALL

Windows

  1. gem install rautomation

  2. create script and run it

Available adapters:

  • :ffi - uses Windows API directly with FFI (default)

  • :autoit - uses AutoIt for automation

When using AutoIt adapter: You might need administrative privileges if running for the first time and you haven't installed AutoIt before!

Linux

Feel yourself at home on Linux and know how to automate windows and their controls? I would be happy if you'd contact me about that matter - or even better, follow the instructions at “How to create a new adapter?”

OS X

Feel yourself at home on OS X and know how to automate windows and their controls? I would be happy if you'd contact me about that matter - or even better, follow the instructions at “How to create a new adapter?”

Others

Feel yourself at home on some operating system not listed in here and know how to automate windows and their controls? Does Ruby also work on that operating system? I would be happy if you'd contact me about that matter - or even better, follow the instructions at “How to create a new adapter?”

How to create a new adapter?

  1. Fork the project.

  2. Create entry point file to lib/rautomation/adapter which should load all adapter specific files.

  3. Add `autoload` statement into lib/rautomation/adapter/helper.rb for that file.

  4. Create a directory for your adapter's specific code into lib/rautomation/adapter

  5. Copy button.rb, text_field.rb and window.rb from some of the existing adapter's directory.

  6. Add spec data for your adapter into spec/spec_helper DATA constant.

  7. Use environment variable RAUTOMATION_ADAPTER to point to that adapter.

  8. Start coding and spec-ing until as much of possible of the public API is satisfied.

  9. Make me a pull request.

Don't forget to fix the documentation for that adapter also!

In case of any problems, feel free to contact me.

Contributors

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history.

    (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright

Copyright © 2010-2011 Jarmo Pertman. See LICENSE for details.