String criterion

Text string location criteria are shown in the Additional Criteria section of the tab. If you have set a string location as a screen recognition criterion, it is shown in the table. The table shows the type of screen location containing the text, some of the characters of the text selected, and whether the text is case-sensitive, optional or invert.

If you highlight a row of the table that defines a string criterion and click Edit, or if you click Add, the Screen Criterion dialog appears. In the dialog panel, you can either modify or specify text string information. You also can select attributes for the string (case sensitive, optional or invert). The panel shows the screen selected on the Overview tab.

You can select any text on the screen by drawing a rectangle around the text. Place your cursor at any point on the screen, click and hold the left mouse button, and move the cursor to another location on the screen to draw the rectangle. The fields on the right of the dialog show the text you selected and the starting and ending row and column numbers of the rectangle. You can specify the part of the screen that should contain the text by clicking one of the radio buttons for Anywhere on the screen, At a specified position, or Within a rectangular region. If the text you selected must be case-sensitive to be recognized as matching the screen recognition criteria, select the Case sensitive check box.

For an explanation of the Optional and Invert check boxes, see Optional versus non-optional screen recognition criteria and Inverted match of screen recognition criteria.

Click OK when you have finished your selections.