Testing PowerBuilder Applications

Applies to TestComplete 15.63, last modified on April 10, 2024

With TestComplete, you can test almost any applications, including those created with Sybase PowerBuilder Classic and PowerBuilder .NET. You can record or create from scratch automated tests that simulate user actions, such as mouse clicks, keyboard input, and so on over these applications.


  • An active license for the TestComplete Desktop module.

  • The Microsoft Active Accessibility Support plugin. This plugin is installed and enabled automatically during TestComplete installation.

Supported PowerBuilder versions

  • PowerBuilder Classic version 12.0, 12.5, 12.5.2 and 12.6

  • PowerBuilder .NET version 12.0, 12.5, 12.5.2 and 12.6

About support

Applications created in PowerBuilder 12 support Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA). Their forms and controls implement the IAccessible interface. The TestComplete MSAA engine accesses this interface to obtain information about the application’s user interface elements, such as the names, location and state of individual forms and controls.

To learn more about testing applications created with PowerBuilder, see the following topics:

For general information on testing applications by using the Microsoft Active Accessibility, see:

About Using Microsoft Active Accessibility

See Also

Testing Enterprise Applications
About Using Microsoft Active Accessibility

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