When automating an Android App it might sometimes be necessary to leave the application under test. For example you want to:
To automate these tasks, you need to automate the Android OS. This comes with certain special requirements and restrictions that are explained in this chapter.
The following example will show how to validate a text in a received notification.
Create a new recording and select the mobile option as usual. Ranorex Spy will open and you will notice a node labeled ‘MobileApp AndroidOS’ at the application level in the object tree.
To navigate through the element tree you can either use the tree view. Another way to navigate is to use the image navigator which can be found at the bottom of the Overview/Advanced tab. Clicking a UI element selects it, double-clicking outside the selected element selects the parent.
To open the notification bar, a swipe action from the top of the screen has to be performed. Navigate to a tree element including the navigation bar in the representing screenshot and add this element to the repository using the context menu.
Add a swipe action by dragging/dropping the newly created repository item to the actions table and choosing ‘Swipe Action’ as action type from the context menu.
In the properties pane set the swipe direction to ’90°’ and the start location to ‘0.5;0.0’ which is the top center of the element.
Manually open the notification bar on your device and switch back to Ranorex Spy. Navigate through the element tree until you’ll find the element you want to validate.
Add the specific element to the repository and add a validation action on the repository item as described before.
Additionally add a key press on the back button to return to the initial situation.
After adding these three actions, the recording is ready to be executed.