Can anyone suggest whether I should use Surface Automation technique for creating automation or not?

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Can anyone suggest whether I should use Surface Automation technique for creating automation or not?
Oct 21, 2019 in RPA by anonymous
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Hello, in my opinion you should avoid using Surface Automation for creating automation as it has following disadvantages:

  • It uses screen coordinates to click on objects. So accuracy will be very low.
  • If the target application is not active, there is a possibility of global send keys passing the values to the wrong application.
Though Surface Automation has a lot of advantages too because of which it is used:
  • When you can’t use controls programmatically (i.e. by element identifiers)
  • When the system under automation is changing (i.e. element identifiers are changing). 
  • Also, it is faster than ’normal’ scripting.
So, it completely depends on your requirement and feasibility.
answered Oct 21, 2019 by Neeti

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