Adobe AIR (Flex)

Rapise supports the testing of Adobe AIR Flex applications using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Rapise can test applications using a wide variety of different Flex controls and supports testing both Flex 3 and Flex 4 applications.

Adobe AIR Applications

Rapise supports the testing of Adobe AIR applications. The Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is a cross-platform framework for developing desktop and mobile applications that have rich graphic user interfaces and can be deployed across different platforms and devices (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android).

Rapise supports the following Adobe Flex controls used in AIR applications:

Image Control Type Matcher Rule (Flavor) Record Learn Comment
Button, LinkButton FlexButton Yes Yes
PopUpButton, PopUpMenuButton FlexPopUpButton Yes Yes
LinkBar FlexLinkBar Yes Yes
ToggleButtonBar, TabBar FlexToggleButtonBar Yes Yes
ButtonBar FlexButtonBar Yes Yes
Label, Text FlexLabel Yes Yes
RadioButton FlexRadioButton Yes Yes
List, HorizontalList FlexList Yes Yes
DateField FlexDateField Yes Yes
NumericStepper FlexNumericStepper Yes Yes
CheckBox FlexCheckBox Yes Yes
ComboBox FlexComboBox Yes Yes
DateChooser FlexDateChooser Yes Yes
TextArea, TextInput, RichTextEditor FlexTextArea Yes Yes
Tree FlexTree Yes Yes
DataGrid FlexDataGrid Yes Yes
SWFLoader FlexLoader Yes Yes
ProgressBar FlexProgressBar No Yes
HSlider, VSLider FlexSlider Yes Yes
ColorPicker FlexColorPicker Yes Yes
Image FlexImage Yes Yes
VideoDisplay FlexVideoDisplay Yes Yes
HDividedBox, VDividedBox FlexDividedBox Yes Yes
Accordion FlexAccordion Yes Yes
MenuBar FlexMenuBar Yes Yes
TabNavigator FlexTabNavigator Yes Yes
Panel, RadioButtonGroup, ViewStack FlexPanel Yes Yes
HBox, VBox, ApplicationControlBar FlexBox Yes Yes
TileList, Canvas, ControlBar, Form, FormHeading, Grid, HRule, ModuleLoader, Spacer, Tile, TitleWindow, VRule No No These controls have no special support.
AdvancedDataGrid, OLAPDataGrid, AreaChart, BarChart, BubbleChart, CandlestickChart, ColumnChart, HLOChart, LineChart, PieChart, PlotChart No No Not supported. Planned to be added in future versions of Rapise

Testing Adobe AIR Applications with Rapise

To test Flex applications running with Rapise, you must have Flex Builder installed. Link your application with FlexAdapter.swc (part of Rapise) and automation_agent.swc and automation.swc (part of Flex Builder).

The compiler arguments should look something like:

-include-libraries "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Flex Builder 3/sdks/3.2.0/frameworks/libs/automation_agent.swc" "C:/Program Files/Adobe/Flex Builder 3/sdks/3.2.0/frameworks/libs/automation.swc" "C:/Program Files (x86)/Inflectra/Rapise/Extensions/Flex/FlexAdapter/bin/FlexAdapter.swc"

Record and Playback using AIR

To record and playback tests for Adobe Flex applications being executed by Adobe AIR you need to run the application manually. E.g.:

"C:\Program Files\Adobe\Flex Builder 3\sdks\3.2.0\bin\adl.exe" C:\Program Files\Inflectra\Rapise\Samples\AdobeFlex\AUTFlexAIR\bin-debug\AUTFlexAIR-app.xml

Note: If you build your Flex AIR application with Flash Builder 4 or higher, you will need to turn on the "Generate Accessible SWF" option in the Flex Compiler Options.

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