General Properties Tab (Properties Pane for Application Areas)

Relevant for: GUI components only

This pane enables you to view and define general properties for your application area, including its description and any add-ins associated with it.

User interface elements are described below:

To Access
  • Do one of the following:

    • Ensure that an application area is in focus in the document pane.
    • In the solution explorer, select an application area node.
  • Select View > Properties to open the pane.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element



The name of the application area (the file name provided when creating the application area).


The ALM user name of the person who created the application area.


The ALM path and file name of the application area.


The description specified for your application area.

This field is mandatory, but a non-empty description is created by default for new application areas.

It is important that you replace this default with a clear description of the application area. This is because the users who decide which application area to choose when creating a new component, do so based on the Name and Description of the application area.

You can update the description, as needed. For example, if you created an application area but have not finished defining it, you can note this in the Description area. Later, after you finalize the application area, you can update the Description.

Associated add-ins

The add-ins associated with the application area. The associated add-ins are those loaded by UFT when components are accessed.

Note: When a business process test runs, the add-ins associated with the first component in the test are loaded. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all required UFT add-ins are associated with the application area for the first component in the business process test.

For details on UFT add-in environments, see the Unified Functional Testing Add-ins Guide.

Modifying the list of associated add-ins

  • If this dialog box contains a child add-in, and you select it, the parent add-in is selected automatically.

  • If you clear the check box for a parent add-in, the check boxes for its children are also cleared.

  • If a specific add-in is not currently loaded, but you want to associate it with your test or application area, reopen UFT and load the add-in from the Add-in Manager.

    If the Add-in Manager dialog box is not displayed when you open UFT, you can choose to display it the next time you open UFT. To do so, select Display Add-in Manager on startup from the Startup Options pane of the Options dialog box (Tools > Options > General tab > Startup Options node). For details, see Global Options.

  • If you modify this list, you may be required to restart UFT for the changes to take effect.