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  • SilkTest 13.0

    Release Notes

  • Micro Focus 575 Anton Blvd., Suite 510Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    Copyright 2012 Micro Focus. All rights reserved. Portions Copyright 1992-2009 BorlandSoftware Corporation (a Micro Focus company).

    MICRO FOCUS, the Micro Focus logo, and Micro Focus product names are trademarks orregistered trademarks of Micro Focus IP Development Limited or its subsidiaries or affiliatedcompanies in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries.

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    All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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  • Contents

    SilkTest 13.0 Release Notes .............................................................................. 4What's New in SilkTest ...................................................................................... 5

    All Clients ............................................................................................................................ 5Google Chrome Support .......................................................................................... 5Mozilla Firefox Support .............................................................................................5SilkTest Start Screen ................................................................................................5Text Recognition Support .........................................................................................5Calling Windows DLLs ............................................................................................. 5SWT 3.7 Support ......................................................................................................6Windows Accessibility .............................................................................................. 6Microsoft Silverlight 4 Support with Microsoft Silverlight Runtime 5 .........................6Rumba 8.3 Support .................................................................................................. 6Product Notification Service ..................................................................................... 6

    SilkTest Workbench ............................................................................................................ 6Script Debugging ......................................................................................................6Script Re-Use ........................................................................................................... 6Screenshots in .NET Script Results ......................................................................... 6Add Verification to Script while Recording ............................................................... 6Asset Version Purge .................................................................................................7SilkTest Workbench Command Line Program ......................................................... 7Navigate from Locator to Object Map .......................................................................7

    SilkTest Classic ...................................................................................................................7Automated Testing of a Console .............................................................................. 7TrueLog with the Open Agent .................................................................................. 7Simplified Names for Record Window Locators ....................................................... 7

    Silk4J ...................................................................................................................................7TrueLog with Silk4J .................................................................................................. 7Recording Scripting Constants Instead of Integers in Silk4J ....................................8Inserting a Result Comment in a Script ....................................................................8

    SilkTest Product Suite ....................................................................................... 9System Requirements and Prerequisites ...................................................... 10

    Hardware Requirements ................................................................................................... 10Platform Support ............................................................................................................... 10Tested Configurations ....................................................................................................... 11Adobe Flex Support .......................................................................................................... 14Java Support ..................................................................................................................... 14SilkTest Classic DSN Support ...........................................................................................14

    Installation Instructions ...................................................................................16Known Issues ................................................................................................... 17

    SAP Applications ...............................................................................................................17Web Applications .............................................................................................................. 17SilkTest Workbench .......................................................................................................... 18General Issues .................................................................................................................. 21SilkTest Classic .................................................................................................................22

    Resolved Issues ............................................................................................... 24End-Of-Life (EOL) Components ...................................................................... 25

    EOL Components for SilkTest 13.0 ...................................................................................25EOL Components for the Next SilkTest Release .............................................................. 25EOL Components for the SilkTest Release After the Next Release ................................. 26

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  • SilkTest 13.0 Release NotesMay 2012

    This file contains important information that might not appear in the Help. Read this file in its entirety.

    For information about installation and licensing issues, refer to the SilkTest Installation Guide.

    For the latest version of this document, see SilkTest 13.0 Release Notes.

    Navigate to supportline.microfocus.com for further assistance from Customer Care.

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  • What's New in SilkTestThis section lists the significant enhancements and changes that were made for SilkTest.

    SilkTest 13.0 supports the following features:

    All ClientsThe following features are new for all clients:

    Google Chrome SupportSilkTest now provides support for Google Chrome. You can now play back tests and record locators withthe xBrowser domain and Google Chrome.

    Note: The option Playback > Results > VisualTest > ControlCapture should be set to No whenreplaying Google Chrome tests.

    Mozilla Firefox SupportSilkTest now includes playback support for applications running in:

    Mozilla Firefox 7 Mozilla Firefox 8 Mozilla Firefox 9 Mozilla Firefox 10 Mozilla Firefox 11

    SilkTest Start ScreenThe new start screen for SilkTest combines the functionality and access of all clients onto a single,manageable page. In conjunction with this, the Start menu was also modified to make it easier to navigateto your clients and tools of choice. After product installation, a single desktop icon called SilkTest will openthe new start screen. You can do the following with the new start screen:

    Open your client directly into common tasks such as creating a test or browsing for your assets. Create desktop shortcuts for your client of choice. Open the help for specific clients.

    Text Recognition SupportText recognition methods now enable you to conveniently interact with test applications that contain highlycustomized controls, which cannot be identified using object recognition. Instead of clicks with relativecoordinates, you can now use text clicks to click on a specified text string within a control. Text recognitionis not supported for test applications running in Google Chrome or test applications that are implementedwith Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flex.

    Calling Windows DLLsYou can now use the Open Agent to call Windows DLLs.

    What's New in SilkTest | 5

  • SWT 3.7 SupportSilkTest now supports Java SWT 3.7 standalone and Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications.

    Windows AccessibilityYou can now use Microsoft Accessibility support for all generic controls in Win32 applications.

    Microsoft Silverlight 4 Support with MicrosoftSilverlight Runtime 5SilkTest now supports Microsoft Silverlight 4 with Microsoft Silverlight Runtime 5.

    Rumba 8.3 SupportSilkTest now supports Rumba 8.3.

    Product Notification ServiceThe Product Notification Service tells you the currently installed version and the most recent version o