Packer Options Dialog

Applies to TestComplete 15.64, last modified on May 16, 2024

The Packer Options Dialog customizes settings for archiving test results and arbitrary files with methods of the slPacker object. To call the dialog, select Tools | Options from the main menu and then select Engines | Packer from the tree displayed on the left side of the resulting Options dialog.

You can change the following options --

  • Archivers - Specifies the list of archiving tools that can be used to pack test results and other files. For each tool in the list, you specify its name, which must be unique among other archivers listed (the Name column), and the location of the executable that will pack results (the Archiver Executable column). To modify these settings directly in the list, select an appropriate column and press F2.
    Note: In order for TestComplete to use a custom archiver, the latter must support long file names.

    The list always includes four default archivers that cannot be deleted. These are RAR, WinZip, ARJ32, and InternalZip. InternalZip is an archiver that is built into TestComplete. Note that to use the WinZip archiver from TestComplete, the WinZip Command Line Support Add-On plugin should be installed in WinZip. You can download the add-on from

    To add a custom archiving tool to the list, click Add Custom Archiver and in the resulting Archiver Properties dialog enter a name for the archiver.

    To modify settings of an existing custom archiving tool, select the desired archiver in the list, click Configure Archiver and use the ensuing Archiver Properties dialog.

    To remove a custom archiving tool from the list, select it and click Remove Archiver.

  • Configurations - Specifies the list of archiving configurations that can be used to compress test results. Each configuration has its own name (which must be unique among other archivers listed) and defines an archiver (it can be one of those specified in the Archivers option), a set of options to be applied to the archiver and the default archive file extension. By default, there are four configurations: one configuration for each of the default archivers.

    To add a custom configuration to the list, click Add Configuration and use the subsequent Packer Configuration dialog to set up the new configuration.

    To modify configuration settings, select the desired configuration in the list, click Configure and use the ensuing Packer Configuration dialog.

    To remove the chosen configuration from the list, click Remove.

  • Script configuration - Specifies which of the existing archiving configurations will be used when calling methods of the slPacker object.

See Also

TestComplete Options
Archiving Test Results
Packer Configuration Dialog
Archiver Properties Dialog
slPacker Object

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