Standard Windows Testing Support

You can use the standard Windows testing support provided by UFT to test user-interface objects (controls) developed using the Win32 API or MFC platforms. UFT standard Windows testing support is built-in and does not require you to load any UFT add-in.

The following tables summarize basic information about standard Windows testing support and how it relates to some commonly-used aspects of UFT.

General Information

Add-in Type

The standard Windows testing support functions like a Windows-based add-in. Much of its functionality is the same as other Windows-based add-ins.

Important Information

UFT uses built-in standard Windows testing support and standard Windows test objects to identify the following:

  • Objects from other environments if the relevant add-in is not installed and loaded.

  • Stingray, VisualAge Smalltalk, and Qt (widget toolkit) controls when the relevant add-in is installed and loaded. For details, see the relevant add-in documentation.

  • Many windowless objects, if they were developed using the MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) API. For example, the controls within the Microsoft Office ribbons are identified as independent objects.

Test Object Methods and Properties

Standard Windows testing support provides test objects, methods, and properties that can be used when testing objects in standard Windows applications. For more information, see the Standard Windows section of the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

Known issues Known Issues - Standard Windows

Prerequisites

Opening Your Application

You can open your standard Windows application before or after opening UFT.

Standard Windows testing support is always loaded in UFT. It is therefore not an available option in the Add-in Manager.

Add-in Dependencies

None

Configuration

Configuration Options

Use the Windows Applications pane.
(Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Windows Applications node)

Record and Run Settings

Use the Windows Applications tab.
(Record > Record and Run Settings)

UFT recognizes standard Windows objects only in applications that are opened after changing the settings in the Windows Applications tab of the Record and Run Settings dialog box.

Custom Active Screen Capture Settings

Use the Windows applications section.
(Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Active Screen node > Custom Level)

Application Area Additional Settings

Use the Applications pane.
In the application area, select Additional Settings > Applications in the sidebar.