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Changing control properties with the Interrogation Form

Updated on January 28, 2021

After interrogating and renaming a control, you can modify the standard or target properties within the Interrogation Form.

Standard properties

Modifying standard properties

From the Interrogation Form, you can modify property values that are also available on the standard property grid for the current control. When you expand Properties, only standard properties appear here. To see the full list of properties, switch to Robot Studio.

Modifying target properties

Target properties are the properties of the interrogated control within the application. Some commonly used target properties are: Text, InnerHtml, OuterHtml, Enabled, and Visible. Altering the values of these properties changes the value of the control within the application, so you can perform automation testing while you are interrogating. Note that editing target properties to invalid values could have a negative impact on the application. When used with the methods in the Testing section, you can simulate most steps that you would perform in automation.

For more information, see Testing a control

Reviewing Match Rules

The Match Rules section shows you the match rules that the system assigns to the current control and whether they are currently matched. You cannot directly edit the match rules in the Interrogation Form. Clicking on View match rules maximizes Robot Studio and allows you to edit the match rules. When you finish editing the rules, minimize Robot Studio and you are returned to the Interrogation Form. 

For more about editing match rules, see Modifying Match Rule Properties.


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