Deploy the Runtime loader components

You must deploy the Runtime loader components to test Flex applications that are not compiled using the IBM Rational Functional Tester agent and Flex automation framework libraries.

The following steps are for Flex 2.0 applications. Configuring and testing Flex 3.0, Flex 3.2 , Flex 3.3, Flex 3.4 and Flex 3.5 applications is similar to Flex 2.0 except that you use these files - RunTimeLoaderFlex30.swf and RuntimeLoadingTestFlex30.html for Flex 3.0, RunTimeLoaderFlex32.swf and RuntimeLoadingTestFlex32.html for Flex 3.2, RunTimeLoaderFlex33.swf and RuntimeLoadingTestFlex33.html for Flex 3.3, RunTimeLoaderFlex34.swf and RuntimeLoadingTestFlex34.html for Flex 3.4, RunTimeLoaderFlex35.swf and RuntimeLoadingTestFlex35.html for Flex 3.5 and RunTimeLoaderFlex40.swf and RuntimeLoadingTestFlex40.html for Flex 4.0.

Testers can also deploy the necessary files to a Web server, provided that testers can access the server. Although developers might not be familiar with IBM Rational Functional Tester, the developer needs the Runtime loader source file and the IBM Rational Functional Tester agent to enable and deploy the Flex application. Testers need to provide these files to the developer.

To deploy the Runtime loader components and enable testing of applications that are not compiled using IBM Rational Functional Tester agent and Flex automation framework libraries, perform the following steps:


Procedure

  1. Deploy the RuntimeLoadingTest.html and RuntimeLoader.swf files from the functional tester installation directory\FunctionalTester\Flex directory to the Web server.

  2. Provide the URL of RuntimeLoadingTest.html page to the testers, for example, http://localhost/RuntimeLoadingTest.html?automationswfurl=applicationtotest.swf, where applicationtotest.swf is the name of the Flex application to be tested.


Related concepts

Flex support

Flex applications testing process

Test Rational Functional Tester enabled Flex applications

Test Flex applications that are not enabled using Rational Functional Tester