I'm working on automation and testing of a different application, but since the same problem occured using opensource projects like "open office" or "star office" I started hoping again that I might get help from someone who had the same problems (you see I'm looking desperately for a solution)

I want to get information (content etc.) and control an object with visual test.
Problem: the window is described via WInfo tool only as a "client window", content values etc. are missing. For instance, in "General" control type of the main window of Open Office writer is "window", class name ist "SALFRAME" and in "MSAA", role is "client" ( what does this mean? ). Trying to set the object class with W(class name)SetClass or WCustomSetClass failed. Maybe there is any way to directly access memory used by the object?

Does anyone know a way how to handle these objects with visual test and get the content within?

thanx Thies Eggers / Freiburg / Germany

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I included the WInfo information:

Handle: &h0018016A
Ordinal: N/A
Style: &h15CF0000
Enabled: Yes Visible: Yes
Size: (1032 x 746)
Absolute coordinates: (-4,-4)-(1028,742) 1032x746
Relative coordinates: (-4,-4)-(1028,742) 1032x746
Text: unbenannt1 - OpenOffice.org 1.0.3
Class name: SALFRAME
Module: soffice.exe
Associated label: N/A
Control Type: Window

Object ID: =1573226#unbenannt1 - OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 {Client}#
Name: unbenannt1 - OpenOffice.org 1.0.3
Role: Client
State: N/A
Value: N/A
Description: N/A
Help: N/A
Keyboard: N/A
Action: N/A
Hwnd: N/A
Child Count: 0
Position: (0,19)-(1024,738) 1024x719
Size: (1024 x 719)