Editing object properties

You can edit information in the property sets in the lower (or right) pane of the test object map window.

To edit a value on either tab, double-click the value.

The Recognition tab displays the data used to find the object during execution.

For example, you can change the weight for an item in the Recognition tab to put more or less emphasis on finding the object during execution. A value of 100 is the most important; 0, the least.

You can change a property value to a regular expression or numeric range by using the test object map editor. For information, see the related topic about Replacing an Exact-Match Property with a Pattern.

The Administrative tab displays internal administrative data of the test object. These properties are used to manage and describe the test object. Updating the properties on this tab affects the future code generation of scripts that use this test object. For example, updating the Descriptive Name causes the new name to be used the next time this Test Object is added to a script. Properties that cannot be edited are labeled "(read only)."

For example, the .itemText field in the Recognition tab for a list box lists some of the elements for the list box. You can edit the list, delete some items, or set the weight to zero if the elements of the list are dynamic in nature or have changed.

You can also add descriptive text to the Administrative property tab for an object.


Related concepts

Test object maps

New test objects in an object map

Searching for objects in a test object map

Regular expressions

Object library

Related tasks

Create and using a test object map to test applications

Create a new test object map

Merging multiple test object maps

Add objects to a test object map

Insert dynamic test object

Converting dynamic test object

Use ClearCase with test object maps

Add a test object to an object map and a script

Displaying associated scripts

Renewing a name in associated script(s)

Resetting object names to the default names in associated script(s)

Add test objects to a script

Add test object descriptions

Editing test object descriptions

Delete test objects from an object map

Unifying two test objects

Maintaining a test object map

Renaming a test asset

Update recognition properties

Delete a test object map

Locating a test object in the application

Replace an exact-match property with a pattern