QTP – Identify renderers within DataGrid

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Recently, I came across a problem in QTP automation – failing to identify controls within DataGrid. The problem was occurring with one of our legacy application, using Flex SDK 3.5 (yes, its truly legacy). The issue was almost driving nuts, as DataGrid in quite a few other modules were working proplery with QTP, while one of the screen was failing in object detection.
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QTP 11 – Flex 4 – Dropdown with scrollbar

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Few days back, one of our automation tester came across a weird problem in Flex 4 application. We could able to set the selected item for the dropdowns which are not having scrollbars, but the ones having scrollbars were not able to set the appropriate item.
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QTP 11 – Windows 7 – Adobe Flex

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When it comes to testing Adobe Flex applications using automated tools – QTP (HP Quick Test Professional) surely stands at no. 1 position. With its rich support of scripting and point-n-identify interface, it becomes very easy to write automation test scripts. While I was working on one of the Flex Application, I felt a need of installing QTP on my machine.

Whether it was fortunate or unfortunate, I am using Windows 7 – 64bit operating system and I got QTP 11 installed on my machine. While I was in urgent need of doing some Automation related changes, I was stuck at the first place itself. While launching QTP, the Add-in manager was not able to detect the Flex Plug-in. I tried all the options suggested on various sites, downloading QTP plug-ins and blah blah, but none of them worked for me.
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