Rational Functional Tester does not recognize the drop-down button control on the notification bar in Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers.
Diagnosing the problem
The notification bar is found at the bottom of a web page where Internet Explorer displays information about the status of the browser, a web page, or a download. It usually provides one or more actions that are available, such as Open or Save, and disappears on navigating away from a web page.
If the notification is about a pending download that requires action, the bar flashes briefly, and then turns a solid gold color. For notifications of lesser severity that do not involve privacy or security, the bar automatically disappears after several seconds.
For more information, see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/Internet-Explorer-9-Notification-bar-frequently-asked-questions
Resolving the problem
Rational Functional Tester 18.104.22.168 can record and play back actions on the notification bar controls, with the following limitations:
- The split button control (the button has an additional drop-down button) is recognized as a single control.
Therefore, even though clicking the drop-down provides a drop-down menu containing more options, Rational Functional Tester recognizes it as if the button itself was clicked.
As a work around to this problem, the script can be modified from button_save().click()to button_save().click(atPoint(X,Y)); where X and Y are the co-ordinates on the button with respect to the button itself.
- Verification points for the notification bar are not supported.