Collecting Data Using the Same Set of Interface Options Each Time

Record user interface interaction to replicate your actions during future testing.

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To collect data using the same set of interface options each time
  1. Select the User Interface instrument.

  2. Click Record to begin gathering data.

  3. Perform the events you want to record.

  4. Click Stop once the data has been recorded.

  5. Choose File > Save to save the recording.

Proper testing of an application can require that you interact with it multiple times. Using the same actions each time you test provides you with a consistent testing platform. Testing results can then be reliably compared to previous results to ensure that any changes made to your code have not adversely affected the application.

User interface events are color-coded according to the type of event:

  • Blue - Mouse events

  • Green - Key events

  • Yellow - System events

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