.NET Add-in extensibility

UFT .NET Add-in Extensibility enables you to develop support for testing third-party and custom .NET Windows Forms controls that are not supported out-of-the-box by the UFT .NET Add-in.

If the test object class that UFT uses to represent a control does not provide the operations and properties necessary to operate on your control, you can use .NET Add-in Extensibility to customize this behavior.

  • You can instruct UFT to use a different test object class to represent the control.

  • You can add operations or override existing ones, using .NET programming, to operate as necessary on the control.

  • You can also teach UFT to treat a control that contains a set of lower-level controls as a single functional control, instead of relating to each lower-level control separately.

To implement .NET Add-in Extensibility, you need to be familiar with:

  • UFT and its Object Model Reference

  • The behavior of the custom control (operations, properties, events)

  • .NET programming in C# or Visual Basic

  • XML (basic knowledge)

You can install the .NET Add-in Extensibility SDK from the Add-in Extensibility and Web 2.0 Toolkits option in the UFT setup program.

The SDK also includes:

  • Project templates and a wizard for Microsoft Visual Studio, that simplify setting up of your .NET Add-in Extensibility project.

  • Samples of support developed using .NET Add-in Extensibility, which you can use to gain a better understanding of how to create your own support.

Note: For details on accessing UFT and UFT tools and files in Windows 8.X or higher and Windows Server 2012, see Accessing UFT in Windows 8.X or Higher Operating Systems.

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