Test Rational Functional Tester enabled Flex applications

Developers can enable the Flex applications for testing by building the Flex application with IBM Rational Functional Tester agent and Flex automation framework libraries. After compilation, the developer must create an HTML wrapper that embeds the enabled Flex application and provide the application on a Web server or on a local test computer for testing.

To test Flex applications :

  1. A developer must perform these tasks:

    1. Set up the development environment.

    2. Compile the Flex application with the IBM Rational Functional Tester agent and Flex automation framework libraries. You can use either the Flex user interface or any of the following tools to enable the Flex application:

      • Flex Builder

      • Command-line compiler

    3. Create an HTML wrapper that embeds the enabled Flex application (.swf file) using an <object> and <embed> tags.

    4. Deploy the enabled Flex application for testing to a Web server or provide the files for testing locally.

  2. A tester must perform the following tasks:

    1. Set up the test environment.

    2. Obtain the enabled .swf file and HTML wrapper from the developer.

    3. Deploy the application to a Web server or run the Flex application on a local test computer.

    4. Start IBM Rational Functional Tester to test the HTML application that contains the embedded Flex application.

Related tasks

Set up the development environment for Flex applications

Set up the test environment for testing Flex applications

Configure Flex applications

Configure Flex application using the user interface

Configure Flex application using tools

Create an HTML wrapper

Providing enabled Flex applications for testing

Test an enabled Flex application that is deployed on a Web server

Test enabled Flex applications on a local test computer

Configure the non-enabled Flex application

Deploy the Runtime loader components

Test nonenabled Flex applications

Flex custom control support