Recording

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Purpose

Recording is the name given to having SmarteStudio track your interactions with an application.

 

Value

The actions you take in using the AUT are observed by SmarteStudio and are transformed into a script (javascript), which you can execute using the Play button.  The script can be extended and modified to suit special purposes.

 

Usage

The Recording Activity (RA) Dialog is opened when you start recording using the Record/Learn button.  When the Recording Activity dialog appears, SmarteStudio has connected to your AUT and is ready to monitor and record your interactions. You'll find instructions here or look at one of the examples - TwoDialogs or Sample Record and Playback

 

recording activity dialog

 

You'll notice that the RA dialog has a grid.  As you interact with the AUT, your actions will be listed in the grid.

If you record an incorrect action, you can right-click on the action and delete it.

 

To ensure you successfully record your interaction with the AUT, navigate slowly through the AUT.  Wait a second or two between each action to make sure SmarteStudio has time to interpret and record your action.  Once your interaction is updated in the RA dialog grid, you are free to continue with the next action.

 

When you are done recording, press the Finish button on the RA dialog or type Ctrl+3.  The RA dialog will disappear, and you will see an automatically generated script opened in SmarteStudio.

 

See also

If you have already recorded a script and want to record additional interactions in the same test, be sure to read Making Multiple Recordings.
The RA dialog is described more thoroughly in Recording Activity Dialog.
To learn how to run the script, see Playback.  To learn how to modify the script, see Scripting.
For a detailed tutorial, see Tutorial: Record and Playback in the Getting Started section.
For more information on the Spy (ObjectSpy) capability, see Object Spy.