ApplicationManager Property

Applies to TestComplete 14.93, last modified on September 27, 2021

Description

Returns the ApplicationManager object that provides access to applications and processes on a connected mobile device.

Depending on the mobile support type — Appium-based or legacy — that you use in your test, the implementation of the returned ApplicationManager object varies.

Note: In legacy mobile tests, the property is available only for iOS devices.

Declaration

DeviceObj.ApplicationManager

Read-Only Property An ApplicationManager object.
DeviceObj An expression, variable or parameter that specifies a reference to a Device object

Applies To

The property is applied to the following object:

Property Value

For information on the object that the property returns in Appium-based tests, see ApplicationManager Object. Otherwise, see ApplicationManager Object (Legacy Mobile Testing).

Example

The code below shows how to get the ApplicationManager object and how to use it to start, reset, and then stop the tested application for which the testing session is opened on the mobile device:

Note: For the example to work correctly, your project must be connected to the BitBar cloud and the bitbar_app capability must specify a correct application ID in the BitBar file storage. If you use an iOS device, the bundleId capability must also be specified for the testing session. See Project Properties - BitBar and Local Appium .

JavaScript

function Test()
{
  // Connect to a mobile device
  var capabilities = {
    "platformName": "ANDROID",
    "bitbar_target": "android",
    "bitbar_findDevice": "false",
    "bitbar_device": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10",
    "deviceName": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10",
    "automationName": "UiAutomator2",
    "bitbar_app": "1234"
};
  var server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/";
  Mobile.ConnectDevice(server, capabilities);

  var appManager = Mobile.Device().ApplicationManager;
  // Launch the tested application
  appManager.LaunchTestedApp();

  // Simulate user actions
  // …

  // Switch the tested application to the background mode
  appManager.BackgroundTestedApp();
  // …

  // Reset and restart the tested application
  appManager.ResetTestedApp();
  // …

  // Close the tested application and stop the testing session
  appManager.CloseTestedApp();

}

JScript

function Test()
{

  // Connect to a mobile device
  var capabilities = "{\"platformName\":\"ANDROID\",\"bitbar_target\":\"android\",\"bitbar_findDevice\":false,\"bitbar_device\":\"Google Pixel 3a Android 10\",\"deviceName\":\"Google Pixel 3a Android 10\",\"automationName\":\"UiAutomator2\",\"bitbar_app\":\"1234\"}";
  var server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/";
  Mobile.ConnectDevice(server, capabilities);

  var appManager = Mobile.Device().ApplicationManager;
  // Launch the tested application
  appManager.LaunchTestedApp();

  // Simulate user actions
  // …

  // Switch the tested application to the background mode
  appManager.BackgroundTestedApp();
  // …

  // Reset and restart the tested application
  appManager.ResetTestedApp();
  // …

  // Close the tested application and stop the testing session
  appManager.CloseTestedApp();

}

Python

def Test():

  # Connect to a mobile device
  capabilities = {
    "platformName": "ANDROID", 
    "bitbar_target": "android", 
    "bitbar_findDevice": "false", 
    "bitbar_device": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10", 
    "deviceName": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10", 
    "automationName": "UiAutomator2", 
    "bitbar_app": "1234"
}
  server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/"
  Mobile.ConnectDevice(server, capabilities)

  appManager = Mobile.Device().ApplicationManager
  
  # Launch the tested application
  appManager.LaunchTestedApp

  # Simulate user actions
  # ...

  # Switch the tested application to the background mode
  appManager.BackgroundTestedApp
  # ...

  # Reset and restart the tested appication
  appManager.ResetTestedApp
  # ...

  # Close the tested application and stop the testing session
  appManager.CloseTestedApp

VBScript

Sub Test()

  ' Connect to a mobile device
  capabilities = "{""platformName"":""ANDROID"",""bitbar_target"":""android"",""bitbar_findDevice"":false,""bitbar_device"":""Google Pixel 3a Android 10"",""deviceName"":""Google Pixel 3a Android 10"",""automationName"":""UiAutomator2"",""bitbar_app"":""1234""}"
  server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/"
  Call Mobile.ConnectDevice(server, capabilities)

  Set appManager = Mobile.Device().ApplicationManager
  ' Launch the tested application
  appManager.LaunchTestedApp

  ' Simulate user actions
  ' …

  ' Switch the tested application to the background mode
  appManager.BackgroundTestedApp
  ' …

  ' Reset and restart the tested application
  appManager.ResetTestedApp
  ' …

  ' Close the tested application and stop the testing session
  appManager.CloseTestedApp

End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test();
var capabilities, server, appManager;
begin

  // Connect to a mobile device
  capabilities := '{"platformName":"ANDROID","bitbar_target":"android","bitbar_findDevice":false,"bitbar_device":"Google Pixel 3a Android 10","deviceName":"Google Pixel 3a Android 10","automationName":"UiAutomator2","bitbar_app":"1234"}';
  server := 'https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/';
  Mobile.ConnectDevice(server, capabilities);

  appManager := Mobile.Device().ApplicationManager;
  // Launch the tested application
  appManager.LaunchTestedApp();

  // Simulate user actions
  // …

  // Switch the tested application to the background mode
  appManager.BackgroundTestedApp();
  // …

  // Reset and restart the tested application
  appManager.ResetTestedApp();
  // …

  // Close the tested application and stop the testing session
  appManager.CloseTestedApp();

end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{

  // Connect to a mobile device
  var capabilities = "{\"platformName\":\"ANDROID\",\"bitbar_target\":\"android\",\"bitbar_findDevice\":false,\"bitbar_device\":\"Google Pixel 3a Android 10\",\"deviceName\":\"Google Pixel 3a Android 10\",\"automationName\":\"UiAutomator2\",\"bitbar_app\":\"1234\"}";
  var server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/";
  Mobile["ConnectDevice"](server, capabilities);

  var appManager = Mobile["Device"]()["ApplicationManager"];
  // Launch the tested application
  appManager["LaunchTestedApp"]();

  // Simulate user actions
  // …

  // Switch the tested application to the background mode
  appManager["BackgroundTestedApp"]();
  // …

  // Reset and restart the tested application
  appManager["ResetTestedApp"]();
  // …

  // Close the tested application and stop the testing session
  appManager["CloseTestedApp"]();

}

See Also

Device Object
ApplicationManager Object

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