How to create a banner for the test run?

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Is there a way to create a banner on the screen that would notify observers that a test is running?

Would it be possible to have that banner pop up in different areas on the screen?

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RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said :

Currently there is no such feature available (Is on the list for 2.0.6).

You can do the following workaround:

where = Region(300, 300, 1, 1)

def blocker(loc):
    Do.popError("Do not touch anything\nJust watch", loc)

import thread

# create a popup at the specified location (popup center)
thread.start_new_thread(blocker, (where,))

wait(3) # here comes your payload

# this will close the popup

wait(3) # more payload

This solution currently has a caveat: each popup creates an undecorated frame (size 2x2, tiny window), that will not be disposed when the popup closes. the tiny windows vanish, when the IDE shuts down.

If this tiny problem is a problem: from SikuliX scripts the complete Java world is useable: create your own JFrame with a text label, make it visible, move it around and close it as needed.

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