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18. February 2019

Capture & Replay

A significant part of all QF-Test tests have been - at least partly - created via the QF-Test capture and replay feature. Furthermore this feature has proven to be quite helpful - especially for beginners. The opposite of capture-replay is test creation via scripting.

The main goal of the capture & replay feature is to show/teach QF-Test the actions it should perform on the application it is testing. In the end QF-Test should be able to reproduce the shown steps (and thus to automatically perform the wanted test).

After QF-Test established a connection to the application it should test, the record button in the taskbar will become enabled.

Once the capture and replay feature (black square) got activated we can simply perform (green arrow) the wanted actions (e.g. click a certain component of the application). Once the stop recording button gets pressed QF-Test will add the recorded actions into the currently opened test-suite.

Instead of long explanations, just take a look at QF-Test's operation:

Remarks

Although recording a "complete test-case" in one go is perfectly legal, it is often a good idea to implement the different actions step by step (modularization). This way it is easier to gasp a recording problem (in case one is occurring). Apart from the different recording settings, it is possible to influence the recording via resolver scripts, too.

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