Using HTML5 Controls in Coded UI Tests

Coded UI tests include support for some of the HTML5 controls that are included in Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10.

Requirements

  • Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Premium

Caution note Caution

In versions prior to Internet Explorer 10, it was possible to run coded UI tests in a higher privilege level compared to that of the Internet Explorer process. When running coded UI tests on Internet Explorer 10, both the coded UI test and the Internet Explorer process must be at the same privilege level. This is because of more secure AppContainer features in Internet Explorer 10.

Caution note Caution

If you create a coded UI test in Internet Explorer 10, it might not run using Internet Explorer 9 or Internet Explorer 8. This is because Internet Explorer 10 includes HTML5 controls such as Audio, Video, ProgressBar and Slider. These HTML5 controls are not recognized by Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 8. Likewise, your coded UI test using Internet Explorer 9 might include some HTML5 controls that also will not be recognized by Internet Explorer 8.

Coded UI tests include support for record, playback, and validation of the following HTML5 controls:

Audio control: Actions on the HTML5 Audio control are correctly recorded and played back.

HTML5 Audio control

Action

Recording

Generated Code

Play audio

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Play <name> Audio from 00:00:00

HtmlAudio.Play(TimeSpan)

Seek to a specific time in the audio

Seek <name> Audio to 00:01:48

HtmlAudio.Seek(TimeSpan)

Pause audio

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Pause <name> Audio at 00:01:53

HtmlAudio.Pause(TimeSpan)

Mute audio

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Mute <name> Audio

HtmlAudio.Mute()

Unmute audio

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Unmute <name> Audio

HtmlAudio.Unmute()

Change volume of audio

Set volume of <name> Audio to 79%

HtmlAudio.SetVolume(float)

The following properties are available for HtmlAudio and you can add an assertion on all of them:

string AutoPlay
string Controls
string CurrentSrc
string CurrentTime
string CurrentTimeAsString
string Duration
string DurationAsString
string Ended
string Loop
string Muted
string Paused
string PlaybackRate
string ReadyState
string Seeking
string Src
string Volume

Search properties: The search properties for HtmlAudio are Id, Name and Title.

Filter properties: The filter properties for HtmlAudio are Src, Class, ControlDefinition and TagInstance.

NoteNote

The amount of time for Seek and Pause can be significant. During playback, the coded UI test will wait until the specified time in (TimeSpan) before Pausing the audio. If by some special circumstance, the specified time has passed before hitting the Pause command, an exception will be thrown.

Video control: Actions on the HTML5 Video control are correctly recorded and played back.

HTML5 Video control

Action

Recording

Generated Code

Play video

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Play <name> Video from 00:00:00

HtmlVideo.Play(TimeSpan)

Seek to a specific time in the video

Seek <name> Video to 00:01:48

HtmlVideo.Seek(TimeSpan)

Pause video

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Pause <name> Video at 00:01:53

HtmlVideo.Pause(TimeSpan)

Mute video

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Mute <name> Video

HtmlVideo.Mute()

Unmute video

Directly from control, or from controls context menu.

Unmute <name> Video

HtmlVideo.Unmute()

Change volume of video

Set volume of <name> Video to 79%

All the properties of HtmlAudio are available for HtmlVideo. In addition, the following three properties are also available. Assertion can be added on all of them.

string Poster
string VideoHeight
string VideoWidth

Search properties: The search properties for HtmlVideo are Id, Name and Title.

Filter properties: The filter properties for HtmlVideo are Src, Poster, Class, ControlDefinition and TagInstance.

NoteNote

If you rewind or fast forward the video using -30s or +30s labels, this will be aggregated to seek to the appropriate time.

Slider control: Actions on the HTML5 Slider control are correctly recorded and played back.

HTML5 Slider control

Action

Recording

Generated Code

Set a position in the slider

Set position to <x> in <name> slider

HtmlSlider.ValueAsNumber=<x>

The following properties are available for HtmlSlider and assertion can be added on all of them:

string Disabled
string Max
string Min
string Required
string Step
string ValueAsNumber

ProgreesBar control: The ProgressBar is a non-interactable control. You can add assertions on the Value and Max properties of this control.

HTML5 ProgressBar control
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