Adding more data types for a control

HCL OneTest™ UI provides a set of control data types for data verification point. You can add more control data types by extending the getTestDataTypes() and getTestData() APIs.

Before you begin

You can extend the proxy methods that are listed in Table 1:
Table 1. Extensible proxy methods
Java .Net
java.util.Hashtable getTestDataTypes() System.Collections.Hashtable GetTestDataTypes()
ITestData getTestData(String testDataType) ITestData GetTestData(string testDataType)

Example

The following sample shows how to add a new control data type Selected Text in Java™. You can add as many data types as you want in the same manner.
Note: Ensure that the key and value of hash are the same in the hashtable returned by the GetTestDataTypes.
public class AnyProxy:BaseProxy
{
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    public java.util.Hashtable getTestDataTypes()
    {
         java.util.Hashtable result = super.getTestDataTypes();
         result.put("Selected Text", "Selected Text");
	return result;    
    }
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    public ITestData getTestData(String testDataType)
    {
	if (testDataType.equals("Text"))
	   return createTestDataList(getText());  // getText() method returns text value of the control
	else
	   return super.getTestData(testDataType);
    }

The following sample shows how to add a new data type in .Net:

Using Rational.Test.Ft.Vp;

public class AnyProxy:BaseProxy
{
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  public override System.Collections.Hashtable GetTestDataTypes()
  {	
     System.Collections.Hashtable types = base.GetTestDataTypes() ;
     types.Add("Selected Text", "Selected Text") ;
     return types;
  }
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  public override ITestData GetTestData(string testDataType)
  {
     ITestData testData = null ;
     switch (testDataType)
     {
        case "Text":
	testData = new TestDataText(((System.Windows.Forms.Control)theTestObject).Text) ;
         break;
      }
      return testData;
  }
}

What to do next

After successfully developing and deploying this proxy code, a new control data type Selected Text is available while creating a data verification point in the control.
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