Critical wait settings
The critical wait settings (window wait, page wait, object wait, item wait and property wait) are those which are used for conditions and preconditions which, if not satisfied, result in a warning or failing of a test.
In some cases, the condition/precondition you are testing is something of a show-stopper: if it is not satisfied, the action either cannot complete execution and must report a warning (for preconditions), or must report a fail for the test (for check…exists conditions). The timing settings for these critical waits are:
Applies to UI windows, including browser windows. Used for preconditions that require the existence of a window, and for conditions that require the existence or nonexistence of a window.
Applies to HTML pages in a browser window.
Applies to UI controls and HTML elements.
Applies to UI items such as tree nodes, menu items, list items and table cells.Notes:item wait is not exclusively used as a critical wait timer. See note below for object wait probe.
Applies to the various properties of UI elements.
The example below demonstrates three critical wait settings - window wait, object wait and item wait - used as timers for preconditions of the get table cell value action. When executed, the action first looks for the presence of the View Orders window; if it must wait for the window to appear, that wait is governed by the window wait timer. A timeout results in a warning for the test, whereas discovery of the window allows the action to proceed to its next stage. A similar case is true for the next two stages of finding the specified object (a table), and the specified item (a specific cell of the table).