Silk Test cannot directly access objects in the Windows taskbar.
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The TaskbarWin class defines one object, the PushButton Start, which is the Start button on the taskbar. You can select items from the Start menu, but only by using an index value (the text of the items on the Start menu is not available to SilkTest). For example, the following statement selects the fifth item on the Start menu:
Taskbar.Start.PopupSelect (10, 10, "#5")
However, because each machine is likely to have a different Start menu and because each machine's Start menu can change at any time, accessing the Start menu this way is likely to be reliable only on one machine and only for a short time.
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And Silk cannot see any icons from installed applications.
Is there any solution to this ? I need to
verify that applications have been correclty installed by viewing their additions to the taskbar (icons and menu items).
Are there any third party utilities which can give me this access ?
You could look for the shortcuts that make up the start menu. That is verify that the shortcuts exist in C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. You may have to change the path to match your OS (95/NT) and windows configuration.