Find children/get attribute when using Object Repository?


Is there a way to use the find children / get attribute activities (or similar) when using the object repository ui elements? As far as I can see they don’t seem to have a ‘modern’ activity equivalent… And if you use the old-style activities (find children, for example) you cannot reference the object repository element…?

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There are also other missing features like “ElementExits” with selectors from object repository.
Additional to that also working with variables is not very userfriedly.

Do you have solutions for that? My opinion is this is not ready for use for bigger project? Or does someone has more experince with object repository other than in nice weather calculator show cases?

While some activities do not have a modern equivalent you can use Check App State do get a UIElement variable (just set Output Element in the properties panel.)

Then you pass that variable to the classic activity as you normally would.

If you have Modern Design enabled you can still find the class activities by going to the activities panel, View Options (Funnel Icon) and checking “Show Classic”


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Can’t believe I didn’t think of that. Thanks!

You’re Welcome!

By the way the 2021.6 Preview Release will include a Modern GetAttribute activity!