Q: accessing javascript functions/variables outside windows object

Here a copy of a question I mailed to the creators of IeUnit. It is a very generic question, maybe someone somewhere out there in blogspace can help me out on this.

I try to achieve something that I don’t seem to get done…


In IeUnit a window is opened (through cscript) to access my web page using code like:


win = WScript.CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application");


We then navigate to the page to test:




where accesstest.htm is a page containing the following html:




<title>My test title</title>

<script language="javascript">

var getThis=10;








I can now display things like:


win.document.title à My test title

win.document.getThis à 10




How can I access the getThis variable in the page?


And why do I need this: I’m creating an IeUnit extension lib for testing SharePoint pages. I want to access the Web Part Page Services Component, defined in a variable WPSC. But I can’t access this variable from my test classes.


  • I've not done things through the method you propose, but when you create a global variable in the way you have, it becomes a property on the window, so I think win[&quot;getThis&quot;] should get you what your looking for.

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