After you add an OpenSpan Windows Container component to a composite application and identify the path of the target application, the next step is to interrogate the application and select the objects on the application to use in the composite application.
- Click the Start Interrogation button on the Interrogation tab of the Edit Component Properties window. The application launches and the Interrogation Form dialog opens.
- Important: The Interrogate function allows you to choose the controls/components in the Windows application that you want to use in the OpenSpan Windows container.
There are two ways of interrogating target applications: Complex and Simple:
- Click the bulls-eye shaped icon in the Interrogation Form dialog, hold the mouse button down, and drag the icon over the control you want. When the control is highlighted (i.e., black outline appears around the control), release the mouse button. Click and drag over each area of the target that you want to identify and include in the Windows container.
- Note: You can capture an entire screen or an area as small as the width of one character. The designer creates a new control corresponding to the selected target and adds it to the Object Explorer (the tree view on the right side of the Edit Component Properties window) . If the target has parent elements that have not been interrogated, the designer also creates controls corresponding to these elements. The designer creates a set of match rules that uniquely identify the target for each control.
- Close the application or click the Stop Interrogation button to shut-down the Interrogator.
When all of the controls are created, the designer refreshes the matching state of the entire application, and then selects the newly created control within Object Explorer. The Match Rule Editor displays the match rules for the selected control.
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