You can call methods, retrieve properties, and set properties on controls that
Silk Test Workbench does not expose by using the dynamic invoke feature. This feature is useful for working with custom controls and for working
with controls that
Silk Test Workbench supports without customization.
Note: You can use dynamic invoke with scripts. Dynamic invoke is not available in visual tests.
Call dynamic methods on objects with the
Invoke method. To retrieve a list of supported dynamic methods for a control, use the
Retrieve dynamic properties with the
GetProperty method and set dynamic properties with the
SetProperty method. To retrieve a list of supported dynamic properties for a control, use the
Note: Typically, most properties are read-only and cannot be set.
Supported Methods and Properties
The following methods and properties can be called:
- Methods and properties that
Silk Test Workbench supports for the control.
- All public methods that the Flex API defines
- If the control is a custom control that is derived from a standard control, all methods and properties from the standard
control can be called.
Supported Parameter Types
The following parameter types are supported:
- All built-in
Silk Test Workbench types
Silk Test Workbench types includes primitive types (such as boolean, int, string), lists, and other types (such as Point)
The following values are returned for properties and methods that have a return value:
- The correct value for all built-in
Silk Test Workbench types. These types are listed in the
Supported Parameter Types section.
- All methods that have no return value return
null in C# or
Nothing in VB.
For example, when an application developer creates a custom calculator control that offers the following methods and the following
public function reset() : void
public function add(number1 : int, number2 : int) : int
public function get description : String
The tester can call the methods directly from his test. For example:
Dim sum as Integer = customControl.Invoke("add", 1, 2)
Dim description As String = customControl.GetProperty("description")