Just found the group. Didn't even know it was here until today. Been over in the QTP and Robot groups the most.
What I'm doing is trying to test an application developed in asp.net using QTP. I've got issues with the object repository so I'm not using it. Besides, it would be a REAL bear with this application. Therefor, I'm using the IE document object model.
The application is going to create surveys and multiple choice tests. The definition of the survey is stored in an Oracle database. When a particular survey is called the web service pulls the definition of the survey out as XML and posts it out to the user. The user answers the questions and the responses get put back in the DB as an XML blob or some such thing. In some cases the XML is parsed and stuck into legacy systems.
I'm not sure how every thing is working on the back end but one thing that's going to be a REAL pain is that the individual controls for responses, like check boxes and radio buttons, aren't going to be directly associated to the question. I'm told that .NET doesn't allow for each control go be given a specified name. Yes, each is uniquely named and there is a convoluted association between the questions and the possible associations but it ain't going to be easy.
What I'm wondering is if anyone has figured out a way to overcome this none fixed naming issue with the asp.net web pages AND if anyone out there has libraries for working with the IE DOM? I'd much rather copy then continue converting the ones from Robot or rolling my own.
Thanks in advance,
If you're a slave to your free associations, does it automatically become something else?