Why do my widgets always get names like MyWidget34 rather than more descriptive names?
Squish tries to create the most descriptive names for GUI objects. By default is uses the
QObject name. If this property isn't unique (or is empty), other possibly unique properties are examined (window caption, button text, etc.) before falling back to <ObjectType><num>.
One solution (and probably the best!) to get better names in generated scripts is to give all the widgets descriptive, short and unique
QObject names in the AUT's source code.
If the custom widgets have other possibly unique properties, like a label, etc., Squish can be told to try using these properties. For example, suppose that we have a custom widget called
CanvasView which has a unique
label property. To tell Squish about this, create a file called, for example,
myinit.tcl that contains the following line:
setUniqueProperty CanvasView label
Then tell Squish to interpret this file at startup:
squishrunner --config addInitScript Qt <absolute_path>/myinit.tcl
After doing this, Squish will attempt to use the
label property for identification, if its value is unique. (See also, Configuring .)
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