Highlighting Elements During Playback
When running a Process, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what is happening within the browser. For instance, clicking elements does not require that the mouse pointer be moved to the element. Buttons are clicked and links are followed without any visual indication as to what is happening.
To help your follow along as a process runs, AutoBloks supports a feature to highlight elements during playback.
Activating the Feature
The Highlight Elements feature is accessed through the AutoBloks Options dialog. To access AutoBloks Options:
- Select File on the Ribbon Command Bar. This will open the Backstage Menu with a list of commands on the left edge.
- Select Options from the list of commands on the left.
The AutoBloks Options dialog will now be displayed.
- Select Run to access the Run options.
- Make sure Highlight elements during run is checked. The option for Show multiple match results before selection does not need to be checked.
- Click OK to close the dialog.
Run Your Process
With this feature turned on, you will now be able to run your Process and watch each element.
The Process we have created so far interacts with the search text box twice. During playback, you should see it highlight the element before entering the search query, and then highlight the element again before sending the Enter key to submit the search.
You have now completed the steps for this tutorial! During this tutorial, you should have learned:
- a basic understanding of HTML formatting for tag names and attributes
- how to use browser developer tools to inspect elements
- how to set the value of an Element using
- how to send a key to an Element using
- how to duplicate Element identification from one Activity Call to another
- how to pick an Argument's value from a list of suggested values
- how to highlight Elements during playback
If you are unclear about any of these topics, we encourage you to go back and review the steps of the tutorial.