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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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        • 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 →
          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Silk Test Workbench  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SilkTest Workbench: Provide the Cursor Class

                      I would like to see SilkTest Workbench introduce the Cursor class; so that we can monitor the state of the cursor for changes state, or know when the cursor enters a specified state.

                      This class is already available in SilkTest Classic, and provides methods such as Wait() and GetType(); but I would like it introduced in the Workbench client.

                      10 votes
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                      • Ability to use expressions for verification result descriptions in Visual Tests

                        At the moment it is only possible to use literals for verification result descriptions in Visual Tests. In the verify step you have to define a "pass text" and a "fail text" for the result. It would be very helpful (reducing script code and result lines) if it would be possible to use expressions (like e.g. in result comment steps) to add more individual information to the verify result. To do this at the moment I have to add an additional result comment step to bring these information into the result set.

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                        • access to reserved variables out of Workbench .Net Scripts

                          .Net Scripts should be get access to Worbenchs reserved variables like "st_Project", "LastError"...

                          8 votes
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                          • include the capability to call visual test from .net script in silk test.

                            Include the capability to call visual test from .net script in silk test.
                            By doing this tester can write a code as well as call in visual test scripts into one sequence of execution.

                            7 votes
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                            • Please add array variables type to Silktest Workbench - Visual Tests.

                              This would be helpful when reading data from an Active Data file, or working with large amounts of data from the application. The usage of a loop to read data and store into an array variable is greatly enhanced, as opposed to only having a single variable to use, in current versions. This is available of course in .NET interface side, but requires much more knowledge/ability to apply.

                              7 votes
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                              • Workbench: The flexibility to modify Start & End row numbers as variables for Visual Tests

                                Basically the user would like the ability to control Row numbers as a variable. For example, process the rows 5-10 versus 1-10.

                                A corollary to this is to allow a WHERE clause in the ActiveData definition to be used at runtime. Like SilkCentral data sets, allow the user to define a WHERE clasue. For example, WHERE column1 > 10 or column2 = 'BUG' or $ROWNUM > 10

                                7 votes
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                                • Verification steps should highlight the control being verified in the Screen Preview

                                  In a Visual Test step the Screen Preview window highlights the control that is being interacted with apart from Verification steps. The Screen Preview window should also highlight the control that is being verified in a particular Visual Test step.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Workbench Abort Test Hotkeys(ALT + F12)

                                    The Workbench documentation states that the replay hotkeys <ALT + F12> '.. should stop the playback while the SilkTest Workbench is minimised'.

                                    However when replaying a Driver Script or Visual Test that calls a number of child Tests; the Hotkeys will only terminate the currently executing script, and will not affect the Driver. Consequently it will continue to execute any subsequent tests. To abort the entire run the keys have to be pressed multiple times, depending on the number of scripts called.

                                    It would be preferable if the Hotkeys aborted both the executing test and driver script; or perhaps Microfocus…

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                                    • SilkTest Workbench: Linking of Function Modules of Referenced Scripts

                                      Actual Scenario:

                                      Whenever we try to create testscripts in Modular framework. Different Functions are created in 10 different scripts respectively.When a script reference is made the functions must have a hyperlink for the location whereitexists

                                      Expected Scenario:
                                      A link must be present to the referenced functions on Hover.(For Example: In Eclipse.. Holding ctrl and click on a function goes to that function definition)

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Hide Identify Object tool when Start Identify button is clicked

                                        This one has been challenging for awhile. Would be nice if there was an option to hide the Identify Object tool once the Start Identify button is clicked.

                                        Currently;

                                        Using Silktest Workbench click the Identify Object button.
                                        Select an application (such as iexplore.exe).
                                        The Identify Object tool opens.
                                        Set Selection Mode: Click
                                        Now click the Start Identify button.
                                        Notice the Identify Object window is still front focus. It's basically in the way and the user has to manually move the window. The minimize button on the Identify Object window is disabled so user can not minimize the window to get…

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                                        • .NET Script References within a Script (SilkTest Workbench 17.0)

                                          .NET Script References within a Script (SilkTest Workbench 17.0).
                                          It would rather be easier to reference other scripts within scripts than using the property dialog.

                                          4 votes
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