[BangPypers] Using dogtail to test/automate gtk apps

Srijayanth Sridhar srijayanth at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 03:28:15 CEST 2009


Thanks Nagappan.

I use sniff and seems to work well enough so far. I got dogtail to work but
their documentation isn't funky.

Mago looks interesting btw. I see you are on both the LDTP and Mago
projects. Mago looks particularly interesting. When does it come out?

Jayanth

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Nagappan Alagappan <nagappan at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello Jayanth,
>
> If you are using latest distribution, you can see all the accessible
> information through Accerciser application.
>
> Thanks
> Nagappan
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:55 AM, Srijayanth Sridhar <srijayanth at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> For some vague reason the click() function isn't defined on certain types
>> of Node objects, I have no clue why, I haven't looked at the code in detail,
>> but I took the Node.click() method, rewrote it as a standalone function and
>> passed the eventbox into it and it works. So I think this might actually be
>> a bug at some level, or a really strange feature.
>>
>> Nagappan, thanks for LDTP. I'll take a look at that one as well.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Jayanth
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Nagappan Alagappan <nagappan at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Jayanth,
>>>
>>> Did you get a chance to try the same with LDTP [1] ? Its being used by
>>> GNOME automation project [2], Ubuntu, VMware, Palm Source.
>>>
>>> [1] - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org
>>> [2] - http://mago.ubuntu.com
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Nagappan
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:07 AM, Srijayanth Sridhar <
>>> srijayanth at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I am trying to use dogtail to make a demonstration about automating
>>>> tests for certain gtk applications we develop. I managed to get a fair bit
>>>> of it working but I am having a hard time getting dogtail to send events to
>>>> certain types of widgets, primarily the EventBox widget.
>>>>
>>>> I've googled and not found anything significant. Has anyone worked on
>>>> this? I am pasting some code.
>>>>
>>>> # This program draws a simple window with an event box in it. The
>>>> # eventbox is attached to the on_evbox_clicked() function and prints
>>>> # a simple message upon being clicked.
>>>>
>>>> import pygtk
>>>> pygtk.require('2.0')
>>>> import atk
>>>> import gtk
>>>>
>>>> def on_evbox_clicked(evbox,event):
>>>>         print "Simple click event"
>>>>
>>>> evbox = gtk.EventBox()
>>>> evbox.connect("button-release-event",on_evbox_clicked)
>>>> evbox_acc = evbox.get_accessible()
>>>> evbox_acc.set_name("test event box")
>>>> window = gtk.Window()
>>>> window.add(evbox)
>>>> window.connect("delete-event",gtk.main_quit)
>>>> window_acc = window.get_accessible()
>>>> window_acc.set_name("test window")
>>>> window_acc.set_role(atk.ROLE_WINDOW)
>>>> window.show_all()
>>>> gtk.main()
>>>>
>>>> # end of eventbox.py
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------------------------
>>>>
>>>> from dogtail.utils import run
>>>> from dogtail import tree
>>>> from os import environ,path,remove
>>>>
>>>> app=tree.root.application('eventbox.py')
>>>> evbox=app.child("test event box")
>>>> print evbox.actions
>>>>
>>>> # actions are showing up as an empty dict. :(
>>>>
>>>> ----------------------------------
>>>>
>>>> So for some vague reason the eventbox has no actions associated with it.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone have a clue why this is so?
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>>
>>>> Jayanth
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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