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  1. SilkTest Workbench: Convert Visual Test to .Net Script

    SilkTest workbench - request for functionality to support the conversion of Visual Tests to .Net Scripts.

    The main advantage of Visual Test approach is that it is simple and intuitive for novice QA engineers to get to grips with, especially if these are non-technical and have limited scripting experience.

    But due to the limitations and some missing functionality within the Visual Test framework; it would be beneficial if Visual Tests could be converted into .Net Scripts, for further modification and enhancement by more experienced QA engineers.

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      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Several Code Debug improvement ideas

      It would be nice if debugging could be improved with the following features.
      1) the ability to drag and drop the play cursor so code can be jumped or rerun
      2) the ability to edit code during runtime
      3) the addition of an immediate window so variables values can be changed during runtime
      4) the addition of a watch window which allows the drag and drop of variables and entire expressions for review
      5) the ability to navigate through code more easily by being to jump to function definitions by right clicking function names and return to previous line etc..

      81 votes
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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change Playback Settings in VB.NET Script

        SilkTest should be able to change the playback settings in vb.net scripts (e.g. 'Save all information', 'Screen Capture' etc.).

        56 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Silktest Workbench - Find/Replace text in all scripts

          Currently you can Find/Replace only in one script. This does not cover many cases when you are forced to make similar changes in e.g. 100 scripts.

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            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Possibility to set the Catch Exception when Thrown option in a script

            When you include agent options in a script, you use the Options class with the GetOption or SetOption methods. For instance, when you type:

            Agent.SetOption(Options.

            the agent options display automatically in the Code window with the auto-completion and syntactical assistance technology. You are then able to select the options you wish to use from the list.

            The Catch Exception when Thrown option is not available in the list as this is not an agent option, however, we would like to request for the possibility to set this option in a script.

            43 votes
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            • 39 votes
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                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Silk Test Classic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Watchlist for Variables in debug mode

                One of the essential features that any type of IDE should have is a possibility to keep an eye on the values that a variable has during its lifetime. Otherwise it is really hard to track the variables and it is very time-consuming use message boxes to get the values of specific variables.
                Its a big compromise to code the scripts in other IDEs to transfer them afterwards in SilkTest and finalize with verify routines of SilkTest.

                26 votes
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                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TestPartner Shared module does not exist in SilkTest 13.5

                  TestPartner Shared module does not exist in SilkTest 13.5
                  Very useful to include modules for all test scripts without adding them manually one by one using Add .NET Script Reference.

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                  • Silk Test should provide support for Win8 Metro Applications

                    Currently SilkTest is supporting Win8. But Win8 Metro Applications can't be tested with the current release. So it would be great if Silk Test could support the tests of Win8 Metro Style applications / Windows Store applications in the near future.

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                    • Get notification due to changes in controls

                      SilkTest should provide a notification functionality if a control changes the state. For example if the content of a table changes it would be recommended to get a notification.

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                      • IntelliJ plugin for Silk4J

                        We heavily use the IntelliJ suite of tools, and it would be great to have IntelliJ IDEA support with the Silk4J plugin.

                        18 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Silk4J/Silk4Net  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a method or an option to handle menus by menu item text like TestPartner where the full path of the menu item as it appears on the menu

                          Add a method or an option to handle menus by menu item text like TestPartner where the full path of the menu item as it appears on the menu is specified as input.

                          Ex:
                          Window TestWindow;
                          TestWindow.MenuSelect("View~Toolbars~File");

                          Behavior:

                          This should walk the Window’s menu and select each menu item specified in the menu text. This should work across all types of windows including Win32, FormsWindow, and even Infragistics Menus.

                          Justification:

                          1. We currently have over 14,000 TestPartner Test Cases written this way.

                          2. Silk’s current mechanisms for handling menus do not provide a fool proof method for performing menu selects.…

                          17 votes
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                          • The Ability to undo/redo actions in visual tests.

                            Currently in .Net scripts it is possible to undo and redo actions within the script - via the edit menu.
                            When working in Visual tests - these menu options are inactive and so this is not possible.
                            The user would like to be able to undo and redo actions in visual tests in the same way that they can in .Net scripts.

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Silk does not show many properties of a window that are available in TestPartner.

                              For example, Application, ClassName, DotNETClassName, TypeName, Top, Left, Height, and Width. Application, ClassName and TypeName are particularly useful to identify certain types of windows. Please add the capability of using these in a Silk Locator.

                              15 votes
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                              • Automatic update of locator when selecting another attribute

                                See item 8 of the 'Recording Locators Using the Locator Spy' help topic. It states that

                                'To replace the locator that you recorded, select the locator that you want to use in the Locator Details table. The new locator displays in the Selected Locator text box. '

                                This implies that selecting a different attribute will automatically update the highlighted locator - this does not happen as it actually needs to be changed manually.

                                Wells-Fargo are requesting that this is made an automatic change as implied by the help file.

                                14 votes
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                                • Silk Test should have a file comparison capability in verification feature

                                  HP UFT 11.5 introduced a new capability which file comparison function. This feature are able to compare both 2 files contents like a PDF, Word and Text. We want to use this feature on Silk Test.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Abitlity to handle non-printable characters in Visual Tests

                                    In the expression editor of Visual Tests there should be the ability to handle non-printable characters. For example to Find or Replace characters like Tabs or CarriageReturns in local variables. Those characters are very often relevant in captured text sequences. And must be identified or eliminated in those cases.
                                    See also http://community.microfocus.com/borland/test/silk_test/f/29/p/8442/10598.aspx#10598

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Need a DomList class for OL and UL in open agent.

                                      Need a DomList class for OL and UL in open agent.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • add auto complete (code assist) for object maps in silk4j

                                        It will be awesome if auto complete is supported for object map. For example, if we have App.Menu.File in the object map. It will be nice to automatically populate Menu when we type App. in the eclipse.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Set a local variable into the Properties "Application Configuration->Config 1->URL" in Silk Workbench

                                          When there is a Silk Workbench project with multiple visual tescases, if their URL changes we must change the URL for each test because it's hardcoded. Would be nice to have a variable for URL that we could extract from an Active Data, for example.

                                          11 votes
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