[Wtr-development] Two Types of Dialogs

Bret Pettichord bret at pettichord.com
Fri Oct 29 13:59:21 EDT 2010


Because I wasn't smart enough to figure out how to do it without changing
win32ole.

Our support for show-modal-dialogs is written in C. Some have suggested
rewriting this C code so that it doesn't have this dependency. I'm all for
it.

Bret

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Jarmo <jarmo.p at gmail.com> wrote:

> But why is the custom win32ole needed for these?
>
> Jarmo
>
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Bret Pettichord <bret at pettichord.com>
> wrote:
> > Yes, this is what I meant.
> >
> > I am proposing to extract the support for
> >   http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/Modal+Dialogs
> >
> > Into a separate gem. Please understand that nearly all the various popups
> > can properly be described as modal and as dialogs. Thus the problem of
> > terminology.
> >
> > The best solution i have right now is to call these showModalDialogs, as
> > that is the name of the javascript method that creates them.
> >
> > Bret
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 8:53 AM, Željko Filipin
> > <zeljko.filipin at wa-research.ch> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:51 AM, Bret Pettichord <bret at pettichord.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > 1. showModalDialog = Watir#modal_dialog.
> >>
> >> All I know about popups is at our Pop Ups wiki page [1]. I do not have
> to
> >> deal with any kind of popups, except file uploads [2]. I guess you are
> >> talking about modal dialogs [3].
> >>
> >> > 2. There are lots of other popups as well, many of which can be
> handled
> >> > by AutoIt.
> >>
> >> Pop Ups page lists 11 other types of popups.
> >>
> >> > I wrote the special version of win32ole to support them and recently
> >> > suggested we break this code out into a separate gem.
> >>
> >> I think I understand now. I agree that it is a good idea. It is not good
> >> that we are tied to one particular version of Ruby only to support just
> one
> >> feature, that most of the people do not use.
> >>
> >> Željko
> >> --
> >> [1] http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/Pop+Ups
> >> [2] http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/File+Uploads
> >> [3] http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/Modal+Dialogs
> >>
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Bret Pettichord
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