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The SmarteStudio User's Guide is divided into four sections: Getting Started; Features; Dialogs, Views, and Menus; HowTos.

 

Getting Started

The Getting Started section is for new SmarteStudio users.  It has the following subsections:

 

(1) An Overview of SmarteStudio: what it's for and how to use it.

(2) Test Samples, where the sample projects included with SmarteStudio are described.

(3) TwoDialogs Sample, a step-by-step tutorial for creating your first test with SmarteStudio

(4) Tutorial: Record and Playback, a slightly more advanced tutorial in using SmarteStudio to test a web page.

 

 

Features

The features of SmarteStudio are many.  Features have been designed to make all aspects of test automation as easy as possible.

 

Most of the features of SmarteStudio fall into one of five categories:

(1) Building test scripts with little or no manual scripting.

(2) Reading and interpreting results and reports.

(3) Additional features and capabilities for sophisticated testing.

(4) Writing more involved or complicated tests using scripting.

(5) Extending SmarteStudio to learn new or extended libraries of capabilities.

 

Depending on the application set being tested, not all of these features are necessarily needed for every situation.

 

For each feature, this document attempts to present:

(1) The reason you might use a given feature.

(2) A summary of the basic value of the feature.

(3) An overview of how the feature works from the perspective of using it.

(4) At least one useful sample that demonstrates how to use the feature.

 

Dialogs, Views, and Menus

This section details the SmarteStudio GUI.  Each subsection describes the function of a particular Dialog, View, or Menu.  The purpose and consequences of all buttons, options, lists, and check boxes are listed.

 

HowTos

This section focuses on specific tasks that a SmarteStudio user might want to accomplish.