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  • Verifying the Visual Order of GUI Elements

    By on September 17, 2019

    This tip demonstrates how to verify that GUI elements are properly arranged from left to right and top to bottom. Verifications in Squish The Squish GUI Tester has several ways to do functional tests of Graphical User Interfaces. One recurring scenario is verifying the layout of GUI elements. A...

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  • Testing .NET Core Applications

    By on September 10, 2019

    Testing Windows Forms and WPF application which run on .NET Core with Squish

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  • Using the Squish Function ‘attachFile’ to Your Advantage

    By on September 3, 2019

    Copying test results in the form of files to your test result directory can be automated. Imagine the following scenario: your application interacts with certain files, and those files change from test to test. For logging purposes, you want to export the files to your test directory. Additionally, the...

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  • Code Coverage of Multi-Platform Applications

    By on August 27, 2019

    Many applications are now targeting several operating systems. In most cases, the code is similar for each of them and only the toolchain is different (i.e., Visual Studio for Windows, XCode for OS X, gcc for Linux, …) and the library which permits the portability of the code (i.e.,...

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  • Starting Your AUT Using Absolute Paths in startApplication()

    By on August 20, 2019

    To start an application in a Squish test script using startApplication(), (where name refers to an entry in the server.ini file), one registers the AUT with its absolute path in the file server.ini, as opposed to hard-coding the path in the test script, and modifying the paths in your...

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  • Verifying the Identity of JSON Texts

    By on August 13, 2019

    Test data might not always be present in the form of line-based file formats, like Comma-separated Values or Tab-separated Values. The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format — a lightweight subset of the JavaScript language — gained a lot of popularity as an exchange format when communicating with Web Services...

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  • Accessing QQmlContext Properties in Squish Test Scripts

    By on August 6, 2019

    When loading a QML object into a C++ application, it can be useful to embed some C++ data directly that can be used from within the QML code. This makes it possible, for example, to invoke a C++ method on the embedded object, or use a C++ object instance...

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  • Improved Syntax Highlighting for the Script-based Object Map

    By on July 30, 2019

    With the release of the Script-based Object Map, we also added some syntax highlighting options to the Squish IDE. As references to the Script-based Object Map will make up a big part of your test scripts, it’s important to be able to see at first glance which scripted object...

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  • Hooking Into Java Applications Launched Via Third Party/Custom Launcher Applications.

    By on July 23, 2019

    Sometimes, while trying to automate a Java AUT the hooking fails and the following error is shown: In such cases it is possible that the AUT executable or binary is actually a custom launcher application. The launcher applications are small executable programs which load and start a Java Application....

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  • Multi-User, Blackbox Testing with Squish Coco

    By on July 16, 2019

    Software development success is often achieved in a team of engineers, and part of this success is achieved through thorough, comprehensive testing. In some settings, source code is shared among all involved on a given team, but in many cases, the source code is secured, and only parts of...

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