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  1. Lokesh G
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    I have installed telerik- webUI test automation tool recently. I am trying to automate an application which was developed using Silverlight through Visual Studio 2010.
    But after adding a new test and clicking on Record button, a blank browser opened. But Telerik automation controls are not found on top of the browse.
    Please let me know what i need to do in this situation ASAP.

    Regards,
    Lokesh
  2. Lokesh G
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    And aslo when I am trying to automate directly using Telerik-webUITestStudio, after recording 7 to 8 steps, an error is prompted saying "Recorder client is unable to communicate with the recording host. Possibly the recording host (Visual Studio) has been closed.
  3. Cody
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    Hello Lokesh G,

    I apologize for the problems you are experiencing. The "Recorder client is unable to communicate with the recording host." Is a known issue in a rare recording cases that we have a fix for. You can download an internal build containing this fix from:

    http://www.telerik.com/download/TestStudio/Telerik.WebUI.TestStudio.2010.1.421.msi

    For your first post, you mention the "Telerik automation controls are not found on top of the browse" I'm not sure what you're referring to. Do you mean the our little recording toolbar that is placed in the titlebar of the IE window when you start recording (that contains Record/Pause/DOM Explorer buttons)? If so I am surprised you are able to record any steps at all, as your second post states you did successfully. Normally if this toolbar doesn't show up, recording doesn't work at all.

    Let me know if that's what you mean or what you actually are referring too and we'll continue working this other issue.

    Best wishes,
    Cody
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  4. Lokesh G
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    Hi Cody,

    Thanks for your quick response.
    I will download the new version you proposed and will let you know how its working.
    The first post i have observed at the first time when i am using the tool for some time. Later i tried with the option "Export to Visual Studio" option from the tool menu, then i got the recording controls on the browser and i have experienced the second issue.

    Still i have few more issues. Please help me out in resolving them. Thanks a lot for you support in advance.

    1. Is there any possibility to edit the values of recorded steps? (Ex: for some text box i have given a value as "Test" while recording. but after recording if i want to edit the value to "Test123", is that possible?
    2. Is there any possibility to insert a coded step at a particular place in the recorded steps instead of , the coded step getting added at the end and we need to move the step manually?
    3. Our application is having few popups while working. But i found the tool is not handling those popups. Instead of the tool recognizing the browser what it has launched, is there any possibility that we can also add other browsers for recording.
    4. I have recorded upto few extent in the application, then i thought of recording again from that point where i stopped previously. So i made a playback of the steps that i recorded. But after completing the playback automatically the browser getting closed. Is it possible to stop the execution of playback at any step?

    Regards,
    Lokesh
  5. Lokesh G
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    And also
    5. how can i put a forced waiting time between the steps, to wait for some time before running the next step ?
  6. Cody
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    Hello Lokesh G,

    Ok, guess I need to get one possible point of confusion cleared up... are we talking about the QA edition or the Developer edition? It sounded like Developer edition, but that edition does not include "Export to Visual Studio".

    Item 1)

    Yes you certainly can! Just click on a step and then look or open the properties window. You'll find all steps have a large set of properties for it. Some of the properties will change depending on the step type. e.g. SetText steps have a Text propert. NavigateTo steps have a URL property, etc. See the attached screenshot for an example.

    Item 2)
    If creating your own custom coded step from scratch, no I'm afraid not. Not a bad feature request though. The closest you can come right now is to select an existing recorded step and then convert it to code. The converted step won't be moved in the test sequence.

    Item 3)
    The tool can automatically handle some popups (standard login, file upload, file download, JavaScript Alert). It doesn't handle well any IE security warning popups. What sort of popup are you having to deal with? If by "add other browsers for recording" you mean make the tool connect to an already open browser, I'm afraid we can't do that today (but is a frequent feature request we'd like to support someday). Please clarify and we'll pursue your popup recording problem some more.

    Item 4)
    Unfortunately no, not at this time. We get that feature request very often. The good news is this feature is currently in development and you should be able to see it in some near future version... I just can't give any specific dates yet.

    Item 5)
    You have four possible routes you can take. On the "Add..." drop down is a "Delay Execution" option. The test will simply pause for the number of milliseconds you specify before moving on to the next step. The default is 250 milliseconds, but you can change it to be as large or as small as you need it.

    Or you can change the properties of a step to say "Pause before" or "Pause after". This will cause the test to pause, display a dialog and not continue until you click the OK button on that dialog.

    Or you can implement a WaitFor step. For example, you just clicked the Login button and you're waiting for the main page to finish loading. Determine which element shows up last and add a "WaitFor Exists" (best for HTML) or "WaitFor Visible" (best for Silverlight) step on that element. The test will pause until either the element appears or the step timesout waiting for it to appear. If the step times out, the test will stop and be marked Failed.

    Lastly, if all else fails you can always add your own code behind method and do whatever sort of custom waiting period you can program.

    Hope that helps,
    Cody
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  7. Lokesh G
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    Hi Cody,

    Thanks for the update.

    In Item 3, I am speaking about the popups called modal dialogue windows like Telerik Filter control, custom user messages, prompting grid values on other popup window etc.. These kind of popup windows are not handled by the tool.

    And also i am facing one more issue. Tool is unable to playback the Click events on Textblocks of the grid(Rad grid control).

    Please let me know if there is any other possible way to handle them.


    Regards,
    Lokesh
  8. Cody
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    Hello Lokesh G,

    Let's setup a GoToMeeting where we can go over the problems you are running into using the tool. That way I'll best be able to see the actual problems you're dealing with as well as propose solutions to those problems. Let me know what time zone you're in and your availability. Then I'll setup the meeting. I'm in Austin, TX, which is Central Standard Time (UTC - 6).

    Best wishes,
    Cody
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