Type Text

This activity can be used to send keystrokes in a control field that accepts text.

Properties

Input

  • Identifier: indicate a new UI element, or select from the already defined list of selectors. TAP into our unique UI Browser).

  • Value: a string variable, or a string value to be input in the identifier.

  • Delay between keystrokes: milliseconds between each keystroke

  • Interaction Method:

    • Input_Symulation: Will simulate mouse/keyboard actions for interaction with various controls

    • Low_Level: Will trigger/act on controls using low-level API calls, such as SendMessage API

  • Clear Field: enable/disable the cleanup of a field before the input of text:

    • True

    • False

  • Hit Return:

    • True: press Enter after the text is typed

    • False: do not press Enter after the text is typed

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Fill in a master data form

  • Write an email body

  • Fill in credentials

Examples of Using Type Text

Example

In this example, the robot will type inside a notepad document.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Type Text activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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