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Add checkbox

Add a checkbox element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
labelstrnull
defaultboolFalse
param name:Name of result field
param label:Label text for checkbox
param default:Default checked state

Adds a checkbox that indicates a true or false value. The selection will be available in the name field of the result, and the label text will be shown next to the checkbox.

The boolean default value will define the initial checked state of the element.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading     Enable features
Add checkbox    name=vault        label=Enable vault       default=True
Add checkbox    name=triggers     label=Enable triggers    default=False
Add checkbox    name=assistants   label=Enable assistants  default=True
${result}=      Run dialog
IF    $result.vault
    Enable vault
END

Add Date Input

Add a date input element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
defaultdate, str, NoneNone
labelstr, NoneNone
param name:Name of the result field
param default:The default set date
param label:Label for the date input field

Displays a date input widget. The selection the user makes will be available as a date object in the name field of the result. The default argument can be a pre-set date as object or string in "YYYY-MM-DD" format, otherwise the current date is used.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading       Enter your birthdate
Add Date Input    birthdate    default=1993-04-26
${result} =       Run dialog
Log To Console    User birthdate year should be: ${result.birthdate.year}

Add drop-down

Add a drop-down element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
optionsList[str], strnull
defaultstr, NoneNone
labelstr, NoneNone
param name:Name of result field
param options:List of drop-down options
param default:The default selection
param label:Label for input field

Creates a drop-down menu with the given options. The selection the user makes will be available in the name field of the result.

The default argument can be one of the defined options, and the dialog automatically selects that option for the input.

A custom label text can also be added.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading     Select user type
Add drop-down
...    name=user_type
...    options=Admin,Maintainer,Operator
...    default=Operator
...    label=User type
${result}=      Run dialog
Log    User type should be: ${result.user_type}

Add file

Add a file element, which links to a local file

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
pathstrnull
labelstr, NoneNone
param path:The path to the file
param label:A custom label text for the file

Adds a button which opens a local file with the corresponding default application. Can be used for instance to display generated files from the robot to the end-user.

Optionally a custom label can be given for the button text. By default uses the filename of the linked file.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
${path}=   Generate order files
Add heading    Current orders
Add file    ${path}    label=Current
Run dialog

Add file input

Add a file input element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
labelstr, NoneNone
sourcestr, NoneNone
destinationstr, NoneNone
file_typestr, NoneNone
multipleboolFalse
param name:Name of result field
param label:Label for input field
param source:Default source directory
param destination:
 Target directory for selected files
param file_type:
 Accepted file types
param multiple:Allow selecting multiple files

Adds a native file selection dialog for inputting one or more files. The list of selected files will be available in the name field of the result.

By default opens up in the user's home directory, but it can be set to a custom path with the source argument.

If the destination argument is not set, it returns the original paths to the selected files. If the destination directory is set, the files are copied there first and the new paths are returned.

The argument file_type restricts the possible file extensions that the user can select. The format of the argument is as follows: Description text (*.ext1;*.ext2;...). For instance, an argument to limit options to Excel files could be: Excel files (*.xls;*.xlsx).

To allow selecting more than one file, the multiple argument can be enabled.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
# This can be any one file
Add file input    name=anyting

# This can be multiple files
Add file input    name=multiple  multiple=True

# This opens the select dialog to a custom folder
Add file input    name=src       source=C:\Temp\Output\

# This copies selected files to a custom folder
Add file input    name=dest      destination=%{ROBOT_ROOT}

# This restricts files to certain types
Add file input    name=types     file_type=PDF files (*.pdf)

# Every file input result is a list of paths
${result}=    Run dialog
FOR    ${path}    IN    @{result.multiple}
    Log    Selected file: ${path}
END

Add files

Add multiple file elements according to the given file pattern

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
patternstrnull
param pattern:File matching pattern

See the keyword Add file for information about the inserted element itself.

The keyword uses Unix-style glob patterns for finding matching files, and the supported pattern expressions are as follow:

Pattern Meaning
* Match everything
? Match any single character
[seq] Match any character in seq
[!seq] Match any character not in seq
** Match all files, directories, and subdirectories

If a filename has any of these special characters, they can be escaped by wrapping them with square brackets.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
# Add all excel files
Add files    *.xlsx

# Add all log files in any subdirectory
Add files    **/*.log

# Add all PDFs between order0 and order9
Add files    order[0-9].pdf

Add heading

Add a centered heading text element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
headingstrnull
sizeSizeMedium
param heading:The text content for the heading
param size:The size of the heading

Supported size values are Small, Medium, and Large. By default uses the value Medium.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading     User information  size=Large
Add heading     Location          size=Small
Add text input  address           label=User address
Run dialog

Add hidden input

Add a hidden input element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
valuestrnull
param name:Name of result feild
param value:Value for input

Adds a special hidden result field that is not visible to the user and always contains the given static value.

Can be used to keep user input together with already known values such as user IDs, or to ensure that dialogs with differing elements all have the same fields in results.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add hidden input   user_id   ${USER_ID}
Add text input     username
${result}=         Run dialog
Enter user information    ${result.user_id}    ${result.username}

Add icon

Add an icon element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
variantIconnull
sizeint48
param variant:The icon type
param size:The size of the icon

Adds an icon which can be used to indicate status or the type of dialog being presented.

The currently supported icon types are:

Name Description
Success A green check mark
Warning An orange warning triangle
Failure A red cross or X mark

The size of the icon can also be changed, to a given height/width of pixels.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add icon              Warning    size=64
Add heading           Do you want to delete this order?
Add submit buttons    buttons=No,Yes
${result}=    Run dialog

Add image

Add an image element, from a local file or remote URL

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
url_or_pathstrnull
widthint, NoneNone
heightint, NoneNone
param url_or_path:
 The location of the image
param width:The static width of the image, in pixels
param height:The static height of the image, in pixels

Adds an inline image to the dialog, which can either point to a local file path on the executing machine or to a remote URL.

By default the image is resized to fit the width of the dialog window, but the width and/or height can be explicitly defined to a custom value. If only one of the dimensions is given, the other is automatically changed to maintain the correct aspect ratio.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add image      company-logo.png
Add heading    To start, please press the Continue button   size=Small
Add submit buttons    Continue
Run dialog

Add password input

Add a password input element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
labelstr, NoneNone
placeholderstr, NoneNone
param name:Name of result field
param label:Label for field
param placeholder:
 Placeholder text in input field

Adds a text field that hides the user's input. The entered content will be available in the name field of the result.

For customizing the look of the input, the label text can be given to add a descriptive label and the placholder text can be given to act as an example of the input value.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading    Change password
Add text input        username    label=Current username
Add password input    password    label=New password
${result}=    Run dialog
Change user password    ${result.username}  ${result.password}

Add radio buttons

Add radio button elements

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
optionsList[str], strnull
defaultstr, NoneNone
labelstr, NoneNone
param name:Name of result field
param options:List of drop-down options
param default:The default selection
param label:Label for input field

Creates a set of radio buttons with the given options. The selection the user makes will be available in the name field of the result.

The default argument can be one of the defined options, and the dialog automatically selects that option for the input.

A custom label text can also be added.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading     Select user type
Add radio buttons
...    name=user_type
...    options=Admin,Maintainer,Operator
...    default=Operator
...    label=User type
${result}=      Run dialog
Log    User type should be: ${result.user_type}

Add submit buttons

Add custom submit buttons

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
buttonsList[str], strnull
defaultstr, NoneNone
param buttons:Submit button options
param default:The primary button

The dialog automatically creates a button for closing itself. If there are no input fields, the button will say "Close". If there are one or more input fields, the button will say "Submit".

If the submit button should have a custom label or there should be multiple options to choose from when submitting, this keyword can be used to replace the automatically generated ones.

The result field will always be called submit and will contain the pressed button text as a value.

If one of the custom options should be the preferred option, the default argument controls which one is highlighted with an accent color.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add icon      Warning
Add heading   Delete user ${username}?
Add submit buttons    buttons=No,Yes    default=Yes
${result}=    Run dialog
IF   $result.submit == "Yes"
    Delete user    ${username}
END

Add text

Add a text paragraph element, for larger bodies of text

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
textstrnull
sizeSizeMedium
param text:The text content for the paragraph
param size:The size of the text

Supported size values are Small, Medium, and Large. By default uses the value Medium.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading   An error occurred
Add text      There was an error while requesting user information
Add text      ${error}   size=Small
Run dialog

Add text input

Add a text input element

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
namestrnull
labelstr, NoneNone
placeholderstr, NoneNone
rowsint, NoneNone
param name:Name of result field
param label:Label for field
param placeholder:
 Placeholder text in input field
param rows:Number of input rows

Adds a text field that can be filled by the user. The entered content will be available in the name field of the result.

For customizing the look of the input, the label text can be given to add a descriptive label and the placholder text can be given to act as an example of the input value.

If the rows argument is given as a number, the input is converted into a larger text area input with the given amount of rows by default.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading    Send feedback
Add text input    email    label=E-mail address
Add text input    message
...    label=Feedback
...    placeholder=Enter feedback here
...    rows=5
${result}=    Run dialog
Send feedback message    ${result.email}  ${result.message}

Clear elements

Remove all previously defined elements and start from a clean state

By default this is done automatically when a dialog is created.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading     Please input user information
FOR    ${user}   IN    @{users}
    Run dialog    clear=False
    Process page
END
Clear elements

Close all dialogs

Close all dialogs opened by this library.

See the keyword Close dialog for further information about usage and implications.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
${dialog1}=    Show dialog
A keyword which runs during the dialog

${dialog2}=    Show dialog
A keyword that fails during the dialog

# Close all dialogs without knowing which have been created
[Teardown]    Close all dialogs

Close dialog

Close a dialog that has been created with the keyword ``Show dialog``.

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
dialogDialognull

Close a dialog that has been created with the keyword Show dialog.

param dialog:An instance of a Dialog

Calling this keyword is not required if the user correctly submits a dialog or closes it manually. However, it can be used to forcefully hide a dialog if the result is no longer relevant.

If a forcefully closed dialog is waited, it will throw an exception to indicate that it was closed before receiving a valid result.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
# Display notification dialog while operation runs
${dialog}=    Show dialog    title=Please wait
Run process that takes a while
Close dialog    ${dialog}

Run dialog

Create a dialog from all the defined elements and block until the user has handled it.

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
timeoutint180
optionsAnynull

Create a dialog from all the defined elements and block until the user has handled it.

param timeout:Time to wait for dialog to complete, in seconds
param options:Options for the dialog

Returns a result object with all input values. This keyword is a shorthand for the following expression:

*** Tasks ***
Run dialog
    [Arguments]  ${timeout}=180  &{options}
    ${dialog}=   Show dialog     &{options}
    ${result}=   Wait dialog     ${dialog}  timeout=${timeout}
    [Return]     ${result}

For more information about possible options for opening the dialog, see the documentation for the keyword Show dialog.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add heading     Please enter your username
Add text input  name=username
${result}=      Run dialog
Log    The username is: ${result.username}

Show dialog

Create a new dialog with all the defined elements, and show it to the user. Does not block, but instead immediately returns a new ``Dialog`` instance.

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
titlestrDialog
heightint, strAUTO
widthint480
on_topboolFalse
clearboolTrue
debugboolFalse

Create a new dialog with all the defined elements, and show it to the user. Does not block, but instead immediately returns a new Dialog instance.

The return value can later be used to wait for the user to close the dialog and inspect the results.

param title:Title of dialog
param height:Height of dialog (in pixels or 'AUTO')
param width:Width of dialog (in pixels)
param on_top:Show dialog always on top of other windows
param clear:Remove all defined elements
param debug:Allow opening developer tools in Dialog window

By default the window has the title Dialog, but it can be changed with the argument title to any string.

The height argument accepts a static number in pixels, but defaults to the string value AUTO. In this mode the Dialog window tries to automatically resize itself to fit the defined content.

In comparison, the width argument only accepts pixel values, as all element types by default resize to fit the given window width.

With the clear argument it's possible to control if defined elements should be cleared after the dialog has been created. It can be set to False if the same content should be shown multiple times.

In certain applications it's useful to have the dialog always be on top of already opened applications. This can be set with the argument on_top, which is disabled by default.

For development purposes the debug agument can be enabled to allow opening browser developer tools.

If the dialog is still open when the execution ends, it's closed automatically.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add text input    name=username    label=Username
Add text input    name=address     label=Address
${dialog}=    Show dialog    title=Input form
Open browser to form page
${result}=    Wait dialog    ${dialog}
Insert user information      ${result.username}  ${result.address}

Wait all dialogs

Wait for all opened dialogs to be handled by the user.

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
timeoutint300
param timeout:Time to wait for dialogs to complete, in seconds

Returns a list of results from all dialogs that have not been handled before calling this keyword, in the order the dialogs were originally created.

If any dialog fails, this keyword throws the corresponding exception immediately and doesn't keep waiting for further results.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
# Create multiple dialogs
Show dialog    title=One
Show dialog    title=Two
Show dialog    title=Three

# Wait for all of them to complete
@{results}=    Wait all dialogs

# Loop through results
FOR    ${result}    IN    @{results}
    Log many    &{result}
END

Wait dialog

Wait for a dialog to complete that has been created with the keyword ``Show dialog``.

Arguments

Argument Type Default value Description
dialogDialognull
timeoutint300

Wait for a dialog to complete that has been created with the keyword Show dialog.

param dialog:An instance of a Dialog
param timeout:Time to wait for dialog to complete, in seconds

Blocks until a user has closed the dialog or until timeout amount of seconds has been reached.

If the user submitted the dialog, returns a result object. If the user closed the dialog window or timeout was reached, raises an exception.

Examples

*** Tasks ***
Add text input    name=username    label=Username
Add text input    name=address     label=Address
${dialog}=    Show dialog    title=Input form
Open browser to form page
${result}=    Wait dialog    ${dialog}
Insert user information      ${result.username}  ${result.address}