Articles Tagged 'automation'

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Inspecting custom UI control with UI Automation Spy

UI Automation is a default technology for testing desktop applications on Windows. If your application is not .NET or Java then  Rapise will turn on UI Automation library during recording. If some elements in your application are not recognized or there are issues with playback of recorded steps then most likely your application is using custom UI controls. You may inspect those controls and send information to Rapise support team to get recommendations on how to proceed with testing.

How to deal with custom UI Automation controls

This article is for those who test a desktop application via  UI Automation library.  Since desktop applications are frequently built using UI controls from different vendors  and the number of such controls available on the market is pretty big (> 1k)  - Rapise may not have out-of-the-box support for some controls in your application.  For such cases Rapise offers a low level API to navigate UI Automation tree of elements inside an application and read/write element properties. In this tutorial we'll show how to use this API and quickly add minimal support for a custom control.

Integrating Spira with a Cucumber-Based Java Automation Framework

Many of our customers are using SpiraTest / SpiraTeam with their own in-house test automation framework. In this article we explain how you can use our REST API and/or our sample jUnit code to integrate your own framework easily with Spira.

My Actions are Not Recorded

By design Rapise tries to record user activity on the highest possible level. This makes recorded actions more readable and universal. However that sometimes means that certain actions that a user performs won't be automatically picked up. This guide explains ways to handle situations when a specific user activity is not recorded.

How to master a dynamic locator with RVL

There are situations when object location attribute  depends on the object data and it is not possible to record/learn all such objects in advance.  In this case it may be convenient to calculate object location at playback time using `FormatString` and `SetLocatorOpts` actions of the RVL global object.

Is it Possible to Automate an iOS Web App using Rapise?

Yes, in general, Rapise can automate most web applications using mobile Safari running on iOS (either on a real or simulated device). However there are some limitations.

Is it Possible to Automate an iOS App Store App using Rapise?

We often get asked this question: "We have Rapise and want to automate a native iOS app that is available on the application store", can we do it?

Integrating with TestComplete - What Filename to Use?

When you are integrating TestComplete (from SmartBear) with SpiraTest and RemoteLaunch, you need to map the test case in SpiraTest to the matching test script in TestComplete. This article provides more details.

Using RemoteLaunch in Immediate Execution Mode

We sometimes get contacted by customers that are not sure about the two ways that RemoteLaunch can be used - in normal scheduled polling mode, and when you immediately execute a test set from the SpiraTest UI. This articles explains the two modes in more detail.

RPA Features of Rapise

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is well suited for processes that are clearly defined, repeatable and rules based. With Rapise you can create software robots that can do boring repetitive tasks and free employee time for more creative work.

Below you will find a brief description of RPA tasks that Rapise can do.

 

Passing Test Parameters

There are many different ways of passing test parameters to Rapise from an external system. This guide describes the different ways of passing parameter values to Rapise.

Rapise Tips, Tricks & Workarounds when Testing Dynamics AX 2012

During the evaluation of Rapise 5.2 for Microsoft Dynamics AX testing, a customer collected the following tips and tricks from our support team (thanks Maxime!).

Anti-Virus Software and Test Automation

Anti-virus software is very sensitive to test automation tools. This is normal, because test automation tools usually do API, keyboard and mouse hooking to be able to record and playback user actions.

Working with WPF and UIAutomation Structures
It is a common situation that desktop applications written using Microsoft Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) will have complex layouts including tabs, splitters and panels having custom grids and tables inside. This article provides help in dealing with such situations, including how to dynamically find items.
How to automate the testing of TinyMCE Rich Text Boxes using Rapise
When you have a rich text box in a web application, the process for recording a test and playing it back will be different to a standard HTML plain text box. When you are using the popular TinyMCE rich text box you have more options to automate it by using its special client-side JavaScript API.
How to automate the testing of Rich Text Boxes using Rapise
When you have a rich text box in a web application, the process for recording a test and playing it back will be different to a standard HTML plain text box. This is because the browser actually uses a separate IFRAME and HTML document for the editable rich text box. This article explains the process for recording/playing back such a test.
Working with HTML XPath
When testing web applications you will often need to use XPath to query the browser DOM for elements based on the scenario under test. This guide explains how you can use XPath queries with Rapise to make your browser testing more flexible and adaptive to changes on the screen.
Testing Silverlight Applications
When testing Silverlight applications, you may find that Rapise fails to recognize the objects in the Silverlight app using the UIAutomation library. When using the Rapise Spy Tool, the  whole app is identified as a single window. The objects such as a dropdown, buttons etc. inside the silverlight app are not individually recognized.
Dynamically changing object locators for WPF/Silverlight applications

Sometimes you will have controls in a WPF or Silverlight application which use dynamic lists.

Depending on certain settings, the widgets in the list will appear in different places.

This means that a Learned Rapise object which works fine if its in the original ListBox[0] location position is then played-back when it's displayed in another position, it will be ListBox[1] or [2].

Unlike the XPath option with web testing, Rapise doesn't currently allow regular expressions (Regex) in locators stored inside the objects.js file. This article describes a way around the problem: