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  1. Inserting a new sub object/sub tree element/branch always positioned in bottom

    In the object map, when we right click on an object tree to add a sub object/sub tree element/branch, it would be great if it can start a blank one just below the main object rather than in the bottom of the sub tree.
    It relieves a lot of pain while handling huge object maps.

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    • SilkTest Workbench: Enhanced Verifications from Screen Preview

      When Inserting a Verification from Screen Preview in Workbench Visual Tests; the text property of a textfield is not exposed in the Test Logic Designer, even when visible in the screen preview image.

      The workaround is to Insert the Verification from the Application under Test. However as it takes significantly longer to add verifications this way; I would like to see this behavior enhanced so that all properties are available for selection, when inseting verifications from Screen Preview.

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      • Find/Serach and Sort option in Global/Local variables view while debugging.

        Find/Serach and Sort option in Global/Local variables view while debugging. This feature will make the debugging of Silk code more effective and faster.

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        • Per Incident 2644048: Allow ResExtract to show results for each sub-plan inside a master-plan.

          I can informed that this behaviour is currently as designed. It is not possible for ResExtract to extract results for each plan that is a sub-plan of a master plan because what ResExtract does is that it takes a res file and puts the contained data to a txt file. That means this will happen once a res file is available - so it cannot happen earlier. If a master plan is executed, a res file will not be available during the execution of the sub-plans in the master plan, therefore, no data will be extracted until the end of…

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          • Ability to save all failed Image Verifications with one click

            It would be very beneficial to be able to 'save all' failed Image Verifications in one script with one click. (Former Test Partner user; had that ability.) For example, a view in your application has been enhanced, adding a field. Upon playback, every Image Verification will fail. Once reviewed and results are as expected, we currently have to manually save each check as expected. Very time consuming.

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            • Silk4J: TrueLog Explorer does not hightlight imageClick() object

              When using the imageClick() method in a SilkTest/Silk4J 14.0 test; the generated Truelog Explorer file highlights the parent control(against which the method was executed), rather than the object that was actually clicked.

              It would be nice to see this behavior changed in a future release; so that the Truelog file shows the image/control was actually clicked, rather than its parent.

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              • Enhance SilkTest Workbench Visual Test steps so that you can define text for a Result Comment and/or Output in the Properties Pane

                It would be really cool if every step in Visual Test had the ability to define text in the Properties pane to be sent as a Result Comment and/or text to be sent to the Output (Console).

                For example if I have a Comment in my Visual Test that I want the same text in the comment to be written as a Result Comment and to the Output pane during playback I would like to click on the Comment in Visual Test and be able to define two properties:
                1. Result Comment Text
                2. Output Text

                This allows a single…

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                • Automatic Sorting in ObjectMap and in Item name

                  Sorting in SilkTest ObjectMap:
                  In SilkTest ObjectMap - Sorting happens automatically. For instance, changing the ‘DashboardTest’ name to ‘RDashboardTest’ - name has been changed and it has sorted automatically. User does not want this ObjectMap sorted automatically. It should stay in its current position and once Name is being clicked then ObjectMap should be sorted.

                  Sorting in ObjectMap Item:
                  Form ObjectMap Item Name - hit Edit and change the item name to ‘BAddedOrgAlertPage_ClientAcctNo_DomElement’ - Item name is changed and sorted automatically. User does not want this ObjectMap Item Name sorted automatically. It should stay in its current position and once…

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                  • Silk4Net: Allow use of Screen Coordinates in Locators

                    Please consider supporting the use of Screen coordinates within Object Maps and Locator strings; as it would be useful in situations where controls have no unique properties to identify them. I would prefer to identify such controls based on their position on the window; rather than having to use an Index value.

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                    • Improve documentation for Java

                      Look at the documentation of http://documentation.microfocus.com/help/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.borland.silktest.workbench.doc%2Flangref%2FSAP%2FGetItemTextMethodSapTree_ref.html

                      What is "We recommend using SAPTree.GetNodeText() instead of SAPTree.GetItemText(), because it is easier to use."
                      Well it's maybe easier to use, but provides a totally different functionality.

                      A better description for this would be
                      /**
                      * Gets the text of a specific row (identified by the node key) and column (identified by the column name).
                      * @see de.kaba.framework.eacm.silk.ISilkTree#getColumnNames()
                      * @see de.kaba.framework.eacm.silk.ISilkTree#getNodeKeys()
                      * @param nodeKey Key of the node, e.g. from getNodeKeys()
                      * @param itemName Column name, e.g. from getColumnNames()
                      */

                      This applies to many methods I have seen so far. The documentation is really…

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                      • Share object map between multiple scripts

                        There should be a provision to share the object map between multiple scripts. i.e. I should be able to use same object map for multiple .net scripts.

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                        • Workbench: Enhance Functionality when Inserting Control from AUT.

                          When using 'Insert > Control From > Application under Test' in Workbench Visual Test; after choosing the control from the application, the user is prompted to select the method to be used with the object.

                          I would like to see this enhanced with wizard-type functionality; that also prompts the user for any other parameters or keys required for the chosen method to work.

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                          • InvalidPropertyNameException for SapContextMenu.getTooltip()

                            Silk4J Premium has a SapContextMenu where you can call getTooltip(). This throws a InvalidPropertyNameException with the message "The property 'Tooltip' is not supported for SAP."

                            You might consider changing the implemenation to return an empty string or document the fact that this can throw such an exception.

                            Link to .NET online documentation:
                            http://documentation.microfocus.com/help/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.borland.silktest.silk4net.doc%2Flangref%2FSAP%2FSapContextMenuClass_ref.html

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                            • Functionality which retrieves the hostname and IE version

                              When running .NET scripts remotely on machine running Open Agent it would be nice to have a feature where the Remote hostname is recorded into the results. Also, when testing different version of IE Browsers it would be nice to have functionality that could return the version of IE information to the results log,

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                              • Provide a function that returns the user that executed a test in Silk Test Workbench

                                Currently, it is not possible to get hold of the username of the user that executed a script as a string in either a VB.NET script or a Visual Test.

                                This information is currently only available in the run result that would be created by the user that executed the script. This information is also present in the entries that are created in the Details tab of the result.

                                Can we provide a function that returns the user that executed a test in Silk Test Workbench as string to a VB.NET script or a Visual Test.

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                                • Provide Text Recognition support for Silverlight based applications

                                  The customer would like the ability to use the Text Recognition methods against Silverlight applications as an additional means of working with problematic controls.

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                                  • Silk Test: Ability to perform object recognition on changing attributes in the application under test

                                    Important: The ability to perform object recognition on changing attributes in the application under test. Customer wants to know how Silk Test will behave upon recognition of an object that has changed in the AUT- will it stop the test, or do a best guess and move on…

                                    - Request for Silk Test to have a way to identify objects that have had their attributes changed. The functionality should demonstrate the following:
                                    o The process of identifying objects that have changed during playback
                                    o The way that the changed objects are identified after play back
                                    o The process to update…

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                                    • Silk Test Workbench: Hot key for adding "Control From" during record time

                                      There is a way to add verifications during record time, but not to add "control from" during record time. This same screen needs to be available during record time, and there needs to be a consistent hot key for adding these while recording and not recording.

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                                      • Open Agent recorder does not pickup extended winclasses

                                        Currently when using SilkTest Classic and the Open Agent, the Open Agent recorder does not pickup extended winclasses that a user has defined in an include file. For Example:

                                        [-] winclass MyDomTextField:DomTextField
                                        [ ]
                                        [-] SetText(String sText)
                                        [ ] this.TypeKeys(sText)

                                        This results in a lot a manual work to redeclare window declarations with the correct winclass and this recording behaviour is not in-line with Classic Agent functionality, which would successfully use custom winclasses when recording.

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                                        • DomButton Select method should verify if the button is enabled

                                          When calling a select method on a DomButton - the Select should verify whether the DomButton is enabled or not, if it is not enabled the Select should do nothing, if it is enabled, then the Select should be actioned then.

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