JListLocator bug/issue?

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JListLocator bug/issue?

Postby davecombs » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:26 pm

I've created a Swing test, and am having an issue with a JListLocator in a dialog.
The list is in a dialog, and the values in the list are file pathnames, such as

When I recorded the test, the following code was generated:

ui.click(new JListLocator("S:/FOO/research/research/json-api/examplefinance.pcrm"));

When I run the test, I get the error
com.windowtester.runtime.WidgetNotFoundException: Component not found WidgetLocator(javax.swing.JList, "examplefinance.pcrm");

I'm wondering a) why it didn't work, and b) why it reported the issue is that it couldn't find "examplefinance.pcrm",
instead of the full text value. I noticed in running earlier tests that when expanding nodes in a hierarchy, the
UI records the tree path with '/' between items, so am wondering if somehow it thinks the value it's searching
for is actually a path among a number of widgets. I couldn't find anything in the docs that described what happens
when a data value contains '/', or which WidgetLocators (like the one for trees) it "works" for, or how to escape
things so that it records correctly in my case. Any pointers would be appreciated!

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Re: JListLocator bug/issue?

Postby keertip » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:07 am

This looks like a bug. Could you send a bug report to


and we will get working on a repro and a fix for it.

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Re: JListLocator bug/issue?

Postby davecombs » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:08 am


I sent a message yesterday regarding an existing issue (case 40588) that mentioned this
new problem with all the details, since the resolution of 40588 actually resulted in this error.
If I should file a separate bug, please let me know.

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Re: JListLocator bug/issue?

Postby Phil Quitslund » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:53 am

Thanks for the follow-up Dave. An engineer is investigating and should get back to you soon.
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