Error in Window Activity

Hi,

I’m starting to learn WorkFusion RPA and came across an issue when trying the Window Activity. I have followed the training material to create a process to simply open the ‘run’ window and type outlook. But received the error at step 1 for Window(Shell_TrayWnd) activity.

Can you please advise what’s the root cause? I didn’t see any difference between my code and the codes in training: https://automationacademy.com/learn/mod/page/view.php?id=2643
video title is Automating Windows applications.
I’m currently using the community version of RPA express

Below is the error received when executing the process:

Error executing SwitchWindowAction
com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.PlaybackException: Error executing TemplateAction[templateName=SwitchWindowAction.ftl,id=1,name=Optional[SwitchWindowAction],parent=-1,nextSibling=3,children=[2],arguments=ActionArguments[modeType=[SELECTED],delay=[0],timeoutMs=[10000],xsi:type=[recorder:SwitchWindowAction, recorder:SwitchWindowAction],pollingInterval=[300],active=[true],clazz=[Shell_TrayWnd],awaitTimeout=[5000]]]
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.flow.StandardControlFlow.execute(StandardControlFlow.java:54)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.action.template.TemplateAction.execute(TemplateAction.java:28)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.action.template.TemplateAction.execute(TemplateAction.java:15)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.player.ActionPlayer.next(ActionPlayer.java:81)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.player.PlaybackLogic.playNextAction(PlaybackLogic.java:154)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.player.PlaybackLogic.run(PlaybackLogic.java:112)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchWindowException: Window ‘[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]’ is not found
Build info: version: ‘9.4.0.3’, revision: ‘abf2ebe0f1’, time: ‘2019-05-29T13:21:06.482Z’
System info: host: ‘DESKTOP-KENLC6U’, ip: ‘192.168.0.10’, os.name: ‘Windows 10’, os.arch: ‘amd64’, os.version: ‘10.0’, java.version: ‘1.8.0_121’
Driver info: driver.version: unknown
Command duration or timeout: 0 milliseconds
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:45)
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:423)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.createThrowable(ErrorHandler.java:216)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.throwIfResponseFailed(ErrorHandler.java:168)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.http.JsonHttpResponseCodec.reconstructValue(JsonHttpResponseCodec.java:41)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.http.AbstractHttpResponseCodec.decode(AbstractHttpResponseCodec.java:82)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.http.AbstractHttpResponseCodec.decode(AbstractHttpResponseCodec.java:45)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.HttpCommandExecutor.execute(HttpCommandExecutor.java:164)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.execute(RemoteWebDriver.java:741)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver$RemoteTargetLocator.window(RemoteWebDriver.java:1112)
at com.workfusion.rpa.helpers.RPA.switchToExistingWindow(RPA.java:232)
at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor80.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
at org.codehaus.groovy.reflection.CachedMethod.invoke(CachedMethod.java:104)
at groovy.lang.MetaMethod.doMethodInvoke(MetaMethod.java:326)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.StaticMetaMethodSite$StaticMetaMethodSiteNoUnwrap.invoke(StaticMetaMethodSite.java:133)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.StaticMetaMethodSite.callStatic(StaticMetaMethodSite.java:102)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCallStatic(CallSiteArray.java:55)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.callStatic(AbstractCallSite.java:197)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.callStatic(AbstractCallSite.java:217)
at Script2$_run_closure1.doCall(Script2.groovy:12)
at Script2$_run_closure1.doCall(Script2.groovy)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:62)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:498)
at org.codehaus.groovy.reflection.CachedMethod.invoke(CachedMethod.java:104)
at groovy.lang.MetaMethod.doMethodInvoke(MetaMethod.java:326)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.metaclass.ClosureMetaClass.invokeMethod(ClosureMetaClass.java:264)
at groovy.lang.MetaClassImpl.invokeMethod(MetaClassImpl.java:1041)
at groovy.lang.Closure.call(Closure.java:421)
at groovy.lang.Closure.call(Closure.java:415)
at com.workfusion.rpa.helpers.RPA.inDesktop(RPA.java:670)
at com.workfusion.rpa.helpers.RPA$inDesktop.callStatic(Unknown Source)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.CallSiteArray.defaultCallStatic(CallSiteArray.java:55)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.callStatic(AbstractCallSite.java:197)
at org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.callsite.AbstractCallSite.callStatic(AbstractCallSite.java:209)
at Script2.run(Script2.groovy:11)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.shell.GroovyShellWrapper.executeScript(GroovyShellWrapper.java:48)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.player.PlaybackContext.executeScript(PlaybackContext.java:108)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.action.template.TemplateAction.executeBehavior(TemplateAction.java:33)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.flow.StandardControlFlow.execute(StandardControlFlow.java:46)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.action.template.TemplateAction.execute(TemplateAction.java:28)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.action.template.TemplateAction.execute(TemplateAction.java:15)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.playback.player.ActionPlayer.next(ActionPlayer.java:81)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.player.PlaybackLogic.playNextAction(PlaybackLogic.java:154)
at com.workfusion.studio.rpa.recorder.player.PlaybackLogic.run(PlaybackLogic.java:112)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchWindowException: Window ‘[CLASS:Shell_TrayWnd]’ is not found
Build info: version: ‘9.4.0.3’, revision: ‘abf2ebe0f1’, time: ‘2019-05-29T13:21:06.482Z’
System info: host: ‘DESKTOP-KENLC6U’, ip: ‘192.168.0.10’, os.name: ‘Windows 10’, os.arch: ‘amd64’, os.version: ‘10.0’, java.version: ‘1.8.0_121’
Driver info: driver.version: unknown
Build info: version: ‘9.4.0.4’, revision: ‘1fbe520b9b’, time: ‘2019-06-20T13:08:57.971Z’
System info: host: ‘DESKTOP-KENLC6U’, ip: ‘192.168.0.10’, os.name: ‘Windows 10’, os.arch: ‘amd64’, os.version: ‘10.0’, java.version: ‘1.8.0_121’
Driver info: driver.version: unknown
at com.workfusion.autoit.driver.window.WindowsFinder.getDesktopWindow(WindowsFinder.java:52)
at com.workfusion.autoit.driver.window.WindowsFinder.window(WindowsFinder.java:37)
at com.workfusion.autoit.driver.WindowManager.window(WindowManager.java:197)
at com.workfusion.universal.driver.UniversalTargetLocator.window(UniversalTargetLocator.java:42)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.handler.SwitchToWindow.call(SwitchToWindow.java:60)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.handler.SwitchToWindow.call(SwitchToWindow.java:26)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.handler.WebDriverHandler.handle(WebDriverHandler.java:41)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.rest.ResultConfig.handle(ResultConfig.java:134)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.JsonHttpCommandHandler.handleRequest(JsonHttpCommandHandler.java:206)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.InMemorySession.execute(InMemorySession.java:98)
at org.openqa.selenium.remote.server.WebDriverServlet.lambda$handle$0(WebDriverServlet.java:231)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:511)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1142)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:617)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

Attached is the image of the code and error message.

Thanks.

Hi @kguo ,

When you are using window activity It means that “that window should be already opened in background”

Open it and let it run in back ground and then try running your code .

This will work