Registering Browser Controls

A browser control adds navigation, document viewing, data download, and other browser functionality to a non-Web application. This enables the user to browse the Internet as well as local and network folders from within the application.

UFT cannot automatically recognize the objects that provide browser functionality in your non-Web application as Web objects. For UFT to record or run on these objects, the application hosting the browser control must be registered.

Note: You can register applications developed in different environments, such as those written in Java, .NET, and so on.

Working with applications that contain embedded Web browser controls is similar to working with Web objects in a Web browser.

Note: Embedded browser controls are supported only for Microsoft Internet Explorer.

To test objects in embedded browser controls, ensure that:

  • The Web Add-in is loaded.

  • The application opens only after UFT is open.

  • If you are working in Windows 10, ensure that you are logged in as an administrator.

  • (For tests) In the Web Tab (Record and Run Settings Dialog Box), the Record and run test on any open browser option is selected. (This option is not relevant for business components.)

After these conditions are met, you can start adding steps or running your test or business component.

For user interface details, see Register Browser Control Utility.