Re: how to click back button of launcher

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naveed

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Jun 14, 2012, 2:53:36 AM6/14/12
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Are you able to get activity name of dialogue ? Try to get activity
name of dialogue using
'solo.getCurrentActivity().getLocalClassName().toString()'

If that specific activity is from the your TargetPackage, it should
work fine. Get activity name and then we can see further....

On Jun 13, 3:38 pm, Manasa Muchchatti <man...@ninetology.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a activity- OnlineThemesInstallation to be tested. in that activity
> we have two options-1.Latest and 2.Most Popular Themes to choose. when we
> click on Latest->theme image to get installed, another process is getting
> started(confirmation activity-"Do you want ti install"), from where i cant
> proceed further. But in that same test i want to test for Most Popular
> option also.
>
> I have written by TC as below:
>
> public void testOnlineThemeOptions()throws Throwable{
>
>         /* test    Most Popular Tab */
>               testOnlineTheme();
>               solo.clickOnText("Most Popular");
>              // assertEquals("Theme images are not
> found",true,solo.getCurrentImageViews());
>               solo.clickOnImage(2);
>               solo.finalize();
>               solo.sleep(5000);
>
>               /*test Latest tab */
>               testOnlineTheme();
>               solo.clickOnText("Latest");
>              // assertEquals("Theme images are not
> found",true,solo.getCurrentImageViews());
>               solo.clickOnImage(15);
>
> }
>
> Now when it tries to click on Latest that dialogue("Do you want to install
> Theme") is still running. I want to click on Back button of Launcher or do
> some stuff to kill this dialogue.
>
> Anyone have a solution fr this,will be of great help.
>
> Thanks,
> Manasa I M

Manasa Muchchatti

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Jul 11, 2012, 8:40:00 AM7/11/12
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Found solution for this,

new Thread() {
                public void run() {
                    Instrumentation inst = new Instrumentation();
                    inst.sendKeyDownUpSync(KeyEvent.KEYCODE_POWER);
                }       
            }.start();


It clicks hardware back button.

Manasa Muchchatti

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Jul 12, 2012, 2:12:57 AM7/12/12
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sorry little change in my previous code,


new Thread() {
                    public void run() {
                        Instrumentation inst = new Instrumentation();
                       inst.sendKeyDownUpSync(KeyEvent.KEYCODE_BACK);
                    }       
                }.start();

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Renas

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Jul 12, 2012, 2:16:33 AM7/12/12
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Or you can just use solo.sendKey(KeyEvent.KEYCODE_BACK);

/Renas

Renas

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Jul 12, 2012, 2:16:54 AM7/12/12
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Or solo.goBack() :)

/Renas

Manasa Muchchatti

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Jul 12, 2012, 2:24:30 AM7/12/12
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thanks.

I have one more problem, i'm writing testcases to lock and unlock device(Pressing on power button). so that i can test on lockscreen,

So is there a way to click on that power button?

Pls i have been searching for this from a long time and not find any solution for this.

Thanks,

Yahor Paulavets

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Jul 20, 2012, 7:15:28 PM7/20/12
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Hello,

I have some related articles:


1. If your device is rooted, you can use it from Java layer.

2. Perhaps, if you device is not rooted, input keyevent 26 would work from Java layer.

To unlock any device, you can try to use WakeLock object. To lock device, you can wait 2 minutes, while it looks itself, or try to do a research, how android.intent.action.SCREEN_OFF affects your device (not sure about correct Intent action).

Also, you can create a robot from lego, and control it over bluetooth from device, introduce own framework to handle impossible from Java layer situations, like Device physical rotations, Power button clicks etc :)

What did you try to get this goal achieved?

Happy testing! (:

Best regards,
Yahor

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM, Tony <tonywin...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

> So is there a way to click on that power button?

Is there any update on this yet?

Basically, I want to do this:
  - solo.sendKey(KeyEvent.KEYCODE_POWER) to turn-off and lock the screen
  - solo.sendKey(KeyEvent.KEYCODE_POWER) to turn-on the screen
  - solo.sendKey(Solo.MENU) to unlock the screen (and go back to the app)

Thanks,
Tony
Or solo.goBack() :)

/Renas



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Dacong Yan

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Jul 21, 2012, 5:34:22 PM7/21/12
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Hi Yahor,

Thanks for the info! I learned a lot.

What I'm trying to do is the following:

1. Test the app behavior when HOME is pressed, and then we go back to the app.
2. Test the app behavior when POWER button is pressed twice, and then
we unlock the screen to go back to the app.

And the whole point is that I need to go back to the original activity
in the app rather than create a new one. Otherwise, the app is not
doing exactly the same thing as we are pressing the buttons manually.

For now, I'm doing it entirely inside an emulator, so rooting is not a
problem yet.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Tony
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Yahor Paulavets

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Jul 22, 2012, 6:34:35 PM7/22/12
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Hello,

I thought I gave the answer :)

Simple algorithm:

a) Do your Robotium test
...
b) Invoke input keyevent 26 from your robotium test, it isvery simple code, like: "Runtime.exec("input keyevent 26") bla bla bla
This will simulate power button click

c) sleep N seconds

d) click Power again and use WakeLock (google it, there are a lot of snippets) to unlock the screen

e) your activity should be on the screen 

f) continue testing :)

The same algorithm for Home buttom, except d) step. You will have to fire an Intent for your activity to bring it to the foreground.
You can assert by Robotium solo code, that it is previous activity and not new.

Simple! :)

Happy testing (:

Best regards,
Yahor

Dacong Yan

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Jul 22, 2012, 8:30:56 PM7/22/12
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Hi Yahor,

>> b) Invoke input keyevent 26 from your robotium test, it isvery simple >> code, like: "Runtime.exec("input keyevent 26") bla bla bla
>> This will simulate power button click

I thought that would work, and it was what I have been trying. But it
didn't. And now I starting thinking - what is the difference between
doing that and calling solo.sendKey(26)?

I tried another approach based on record-n-replay. I recorded the
sequence POWER-POWER-MENU, and replayed it. It worked fine if I launch
the app manually, and start replay at command line. When I tried to
start replay from within robotium, something like
Runtime.exec("/path/to/replay"), it failed to open /dev/input/event0
saying "EACCESS (Permission denied). I googled it, added the
permission declarations in AndroidManifest.xml, but it didn't work
either. Any clue?

Thanks,
Tony

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SelvaKumar Muruganantham

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Jul 23, 2012, 12:53:48 AM7/23/12
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Thank you Yahor Paulavets.
It's more useful for me.

Yahor Paulavets

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Jul 23, 2012, 1:01:54 PM7/23/12
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Hello,

Please paste your not working code snippet.

Best regards,
Yahor

Yahor Paulavets

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Jul 23, 2012, 1:04:03 PM7/23/12
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Hello,

Magic tip for " it failed to open /dev/input/event0"

~$ adb shell chmod 777 /dev/input/event0

Happy testing (:

Best regards,
Yahor

Dacong Yan

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Jul 23, 2012, 1:09:32 PM7/23/12
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Yahor,

Thanks for the tip. I think it should work. But I worked around it by
issuing adb commands from the host side when special logcat messages
are printed by the JUnit test cases. By doing that, I can always use
record-n-replay and do not have to worry about wakelock, permissions
and so on.

The broken code is simply:
Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("input keyevent " +
KeyEvent.KEYCODE_POWER);
p.waitFor();
Log.i(TAG, "POWER pressed");

After executing that, nothing happened.

Thanks,
Tony

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Dacong Yan

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Jul 23, 2012, 1:11:35 PM7/23/12
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ps.

Obviously, I would have added enough sleep time after executing the
input command.

Yahor Paulavets

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Jul 24, 2012, 4:47:57 AM7/24/12
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Hello,

"After executing that, nothing happened."

If you try to read Error stream, I think you can get the reason, why nothing happens.

Or try to do equivalent manual actions:
~$ adb shell
# su system
$ input keyevent 26

I just checked, my device has locked after this command.

Best regards,
Yahor
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