Features Added to TestComplete 8.70

Applies to TestComplete 15.10, last modified on November 30, 2021

This topic describes the changes made to TestComplete 8.70. For information on the changes made to other versions of the product, see Version History.

Web Testing Enhancements

  • Google Chrome support. TestComplete now supports testing web applications in Google Chrome (in addition to Internet Explorer and Firefox). This enables companies to more easily verify the quality, functionality and consistent user experience of their web applications across multiple browsers.

    TestComplete allows testers to record and play back tests in Chrome, create a wide range of verifications for web page contents as well as individual elements, attributes and styles, images, URL link validity and much more. Access to underlying DOM elements is also provided, which allows for advanced verifications, direct method calls and JavaScript invocation. See Classic Web Testing and Considerations for Web Testing.

  • Mozilla Firefox 7 and 8 support. This release also adds support for the recent versions of Mozilla Firefox for web application testing.

  • Accessing Firefox UI elements by XPath. The UIPage object has the EvaluateXPath method which allows retrieving Firefox UI controls using XPath notation.

  • Passing command-line arguments to tested browsers. Web pages in Tested Applications now have an option to specify custom command-line arguments for the browser. For example, you can use the -profile argument for Mozilla Firefox to start the browser with a specific user profile.

Support for Other Applications, Technologies and Controls

  • Testing WCF services. TestComplete now offers automated functional testing of WCF services. You can create automated keyword tests and scripts that will call WCF service methods (including those using complex data types) and verify the returned data with checkpoints. Now you also can test your web and WCF services within a single test project. For more information, see About Testing Web Services and WCF Services - Specifics of Testing.

  • Adobe Flex 4.6 support. This update adds support for the latest release of the Adobe Flex platform. See Testing Flash and Flex Applications.

  • Adobe AIR 3 support. TestComplete now supports the newest release of the Adobe AIR 3 platform. You can now test HTML-based and Flex-based applications developed using AIR 3 SDK and running in AIR 3 runtime. See Testing AIR Applications.

  • Improved support for third-party controls. TestComplete 8.70 adds support for the recent releases of popular third-party UI libraries and controls:

    • Infragistics NetAdvantage 2011 Vol. 1
    • Telerik RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q2 2011
    • Developer Express .NET Windows Forms ver. 2011 Vol 2
    • Developer Express GridControl and BarManager for WPF ver. 2011 Vol 2
    • Developer Express ExpressNavBar ver. 1.49, 2.49, 3.0, 2011 Vol 1.4 and 2011 Vol 1.5
    • Developer Express ExpressVerticalGrid ver. 3.49, 2011 Vol 1.4 and 2011 Vol 1.5
    • Developer Express ExpressQuantumTreeList ver. 4.49, 5.49, 2011 Vol 1.4 and 2011 Vol 1.5
    • Syncfusion Essential Studio ver. 8.4.0.10, 9.1.0.20 and 9.2.0.13

Other Improvements

  • DLL function call improvements. The DLL Access plugin now has a scriptable option for controlling the maximum length of strings that can be returned from DLL functions. This allows for more stable function calls that may return strings without a terminating character and containing redundant trailing characters. For more information, see Using String Parameters in DLL Function Calls.

  • A number of bugs have been fixed.

See Also

Version History

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