How to reach nested controls using Coded UI Test Builder


I have a span nested inside an anchor tag and I cannot reach it with CodedUI Test Builder.


Use the control navigation button in the Add Assertions dialog.



While trying to check the attributes on a link in a web application I could never see the font style to determine if it was bold or not.  After further investigation I realized the style I was looking for was not on the link but actually on the span inside the link.  However, whenever I used the cross-hair icon I was only able to select the hyperlink and never the span.  Then I noticed that there is a button in the Add Assertions dialog on the far right that allows you to move to other controls relative to the one currently selected.  Once I clicked the down arrow on the button I was moved to the nested span inside the hyperlink.


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