Posted: 28 Aug 2017 12:18 EDT Last activity: 6 Nov 2018 20:02 EST
How to interrogate a blank screen
I am trying to interrogate a mainframe application at my client for a POC. We need to navigate a couple of mainframe screens before we actually get to the search screen that my POC tries to use. One of these initial screens is a blank screen and this blank screen always takes a constant value to move ahead. How can I create a matched region and add a field for the blank screen, so that I can supply the hard coded value in the automation.
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Select the entire screen as your matching region for the screen. Then select the area you need to enter text in (usually starts at position 2 on the first line) and interrogate it as a region. The screen will only match when it is completely blank and then you can enter the required characters and press Enter.
For your fourth screen, match the screen as you suggest. Use a SendKeyToHost to press the necessary function key.
Hi Jeff, I have one more question I thought I can get some help from you.
For our mainframe, we use the Bluezone emulator, I was able to get my hands on the EXE File, the WINHLAPI32.DLL file. But what kind of arguments should we provide for the windows application along with the exe file. Is it a .edp extension file for bluezone or any other file.