Work with application visuals
Application visuals are snapshots of the controls or screens of the test application that are captured while recording scripts. The visuals of the test application are captured only if both the simplified scripting and the application visuals feature preferences are enabled.
Application visuals provide a quick way to view application controls and also modify the script without opening the test application.
Use the application visuals, you can modify the test script to test additional application controls, create or edit verification points, or insert data-driven commands into the script without opening the application under test.
The application visuals feature works only with JRE version 1.4 and above.
- Enable application visuals
You can enable the application visuals feature so that IBM IBM Rational Functional Tester captures the application controls and their properties during recording. You can also specify whether the verification points or data-driven command feature in the application visuals must be enabled so that you can insert those elements into the script using the application visuals without opening the test application.
- Insert an application control into the script by using an application visual
You can modify a test script to test additional application controls by inserting controls into the script by using an application visual.
- Update the application visuals in the Application view
The application visuals are captured when you record simplified scripts. If the test application is changed after you record the script, you can update the current application visuals with updated visuals from the test application.
Enable application visuals
Insert an application control into the script by using an application visual
Update the application visuals in the Application view
Insert a data verification point into a script by using an application visual
Insert an image verification point into a script by using an application visual
Create group verification points
Editing a simplified script
Insert data-driven commands into a script by using an application visual