Editing Desktop Application Parameters

Applies to TestComplete 15.0, last modified on October 21, 2021

You can change your tested application’s parameters not only in the TestedApps editor, but also from tests.

Changing Desktop Application Parameters

To access an application’s run mode parameters from tests, you can use one of the following objects:

Run Mode Parameters Object
Simple TestedApps.AppName.Params.SimpleParams
RunAs TestedApps.AppName.Params.RunAsParams
Debug TestedApps.AppName.Params.DebugParams
Profile TestedApps.AppName.Params.ProfileParams

In addition, the TestedApps.AppName.Params.ActiveParams object provides access to the current run mode’s parameters.

For example, to specify a working folder and command-line arguments for an application that will run in the Simple mode, you can use the following code:

JavaScript, JScript

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.CommandLineParameters = "/test";
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.WorkFolder = "C:\\Test";

Python

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.CommandLineParameters = "test.txt"
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.WorkFolder = "C:\\Test"

VBScript

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.CommandLineParameters = "/test"
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.WorkFolder = "C:\Test"

DelphiScript

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.CommandLineParameters := '/test';
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.SimpleParams.WorkFolder := 'C:\Test';

C++Script, C#Script

TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["SimpleParams"]["CommandLineParameters"] = "/test";
TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["SimpleParams"]["WorkFolder"] = "C:\\Test";

You can also change an application’s run mode from tests. For more information, see Getting and Setting Run Mode From Tests.

Changing Java Application Parameters

The way you access Java application parameters from tests depends on the Use special runtime object setting of the application in the TestedApps editor.

If it is enabled (default), you can get or set the application parameters by using the TestedApps.JavaAppName object. For example:

JavaScript, JScript

function TestJava()
{
  var app = TestedApps.MyJavaApp;
  app.JVMExecutable = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre7\\bin\\javaw.exe";
  app.JarFileName = "C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.jar";
  app.RunAsJar = true;

  app.Run();
}

Python

def TestJava():
  app = TestedApps.MyJavaApp
  app.JVMExecutable = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre7\\bin\\javaw.exe"
  app.JarFileName = "C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.jar"
  app.RunAsJar = True
  app.Run()

VBScript

Sub TestJava
  Set app = TestedApps.MyJavaApp
  app.JVMExecutable = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe"
  app.JarFileName = "C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyApp.jar"
  app.RunAsJar = True

  app.Run
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure TestJava();
var app: OleVariant;
begin
  app := TestedApps.MyJavaApp;
  app.JVMExecutable := 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe';
  app.JarFileName := 'C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyApp.jar';
  app.RunAsJar := true;

  app.Run;
end;

C#Script

function TestJava()
{
  var app = TestedApps["MyJavaApp"];
  app["JVMExecutable"] = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre7\\bin\\javaw.exe";
  app["JarFileName"] = "C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.jar";
  app["RunAsJar"] = true;

  app["Run"]();
}

For more information on the available properties, see the JavaTestedApp object description.

If the Use special runtime object setting is disabled (which is not recommended for all tests, except for legacy ones), you can access Java application parameters via the TestedApps.JavaAppName.Params.JavaParams property (the property is obsolete; it is supported for backward compatibility only). This is done as shown in the example above, but the syntax is longer. For example:

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  var params = TestedApps.MyApp.Params.JavaParams;
  params.JVMExecutable = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre7\\bin\\javaw.exe";
  params.JarFileName = "C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.jar";
  params.RunAsJar = true;

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run();
}

Python

def TestJava():
  params = TestedApps.MyApp.Params.JavaParams
  params.JVMExecutable = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre7\\bin\\javaw.exe"
  params.JarFileName = "C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.jar"
  params.RunAsJar = True

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run()

VBScript

Sub Test
  Dim params
  Set params = TestedApps.MyApp.Params.JavaParams
  params.JVMExecutable = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe"
  params.JarFileName = "C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyApp.jar"
  params.RunAsJar = True

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test;
var params;
begin
  params := TestedApps.MyApp.Params.JavaParams;
  params.JVMExecutable := 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe';
  params.JarFileName := 'C:\Program Files\MyApp\MyApp.jar';
  params.RunAsJar := true;

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run;
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  var params = TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["JavaParams"];
  params["JVMExecutable"] = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre7\\bin\\javaw.exe";
  params["JarFileName"] = "C:\\Program Files\\MyApp\\MyApp.jar";
  params["RunAsJar"] = true;

  TestedApps["MyApp"]["Run"]();
}

Changing Java Web Start Application Parameters

You can access parameters of the needed Java Web Start application in the Tested Applications collection by using the TestedApps.JavaWebStartAppName object.

The sample code below demonstrates how to add a new Java Web Start application to the list of tested applications, set application properties and run the application.

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  // Add a Java Web Start application to the project
  var ind = TestedApps.AddJavaWebStartApp();
  var app = TestedApps.Items(ind);

  // Specify Web Start application's launch parameters
  app.JWSLauncher= "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.8.0\\Bin\\javaws.exe";
  app.Location = "https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/samples/deployment/dynamictree_webstartJWSProject/dynamictree_webstart.jnlp";
  // Launches the Web Start application
  app.Run();
  // Test the application
  …

  app.Close();
}

Python

def Test():
  # Add a Java Web Start application to the project
  ind = TestedApps.AddJavaWebStartApp();
  app = TestedApps.Items(ind);

  # Specify Web Start application's launch parameters
  app.JVMExecutable = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.8.0\\Bin\\javaws.exe";
  app.Location = "https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/samples/deployment/dynamictree_webstartJWSProject/dynamictree_webstart.jnlp"
  
  # Launches the Web Start application
  app.Run();
  # Test the application
  # ...

  app.Close();

VBScript

Sub Test
  ' Add a Java Web Start application to the project
  ind = TestedApps.AddJavaWebStartApp
  Set app = TestedApps.Items(ind)

  ' Specify Web Start application's launch parameters
  app.Launcher = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0\Bin\javaws.exe"
  app.Location = "https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/samples/deployment/dynamictree_webstartJWSProject/dynamictree_webstart.jnlp"
  ' Launches the Web Start application
  app.Run
  ' Test the application
  …

  app.Close
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test();
var ind, app;
begin
  // Add a Java Web Start application to the project
  ind := TestedApps.AddJavaWebStartApp();
  app := TestedApps.Items(ind);

  // Specify Web Start application's launch parameters
  app.JWSLauncher := 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0\Bin\javaws.exe';
  app.Location := 'https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/samples/deployment/dynamictree_webstartJWSProject/dynamictree_webstart.jnlp';
  // Launches the Web Start application
  app.Run;
  // Test the application
  …

  app.Close;
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  // Add a Java Web Start application to the project
  var ind = TestedApps["AddJavaWebStartApp"]();
  var app = TestedApps["Items"](ind);

  // Specify Web Start application's launch parameters
  app["JWSLauncher"] = "C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.8.0\\Bin\\javaws.exe";
  app["Location"] = "https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/samples/deployment/dynamictree_webstartJWSProject/dynamictree_webstart.jnlp";
  // Launches the Web Start application
  app["Run"]();
  // Test the application
  …

  app["Close"]();
}

Note:

Support for Java Web Start has been removed from Java version 11.

For more information on the available properties, see the JavaWebStartTestedApp object description.

Changing AIR Application Parameters

The way you access AIR application parameters from tests depends on the Use special runtime object setting of the application in the TestedApps editor.

If it is enabled (by default), you can get or set the application parameters directly via the TestedApps.AIRAppName object. For example:

JavaScript, JScript

function TestAIR()
{
  var app = TestedApps.MyAIRApp;
  app.IsExecutable = false;
  app.DebuggerExecutable = "C:\\airsdk\\bin\\adl.exe";
  app.DescriptorFileName = "C:\\myApp\\myApp-app.xml";

  app.Run();
}

Python

def TestAIR():
  app = TestedApps.MyAIRApp
  app.IsExecutable = False
  app.DebuggerExecutable = "C:\\airsdk\\bin\\adl.exe"
  app.DescriptorFileName = "C:\\myApp\\myApp-app.xml"

  app.Run()

VBScript

Sub TestAIR
  Set app = TestedApps.MyAIRApp
  app.IsExecutable = False
  app.DebuggerExecutable = "C:\airsdk\bin\adl.exe"
  app.DescriptorFileName = "C:\myApp\myApp-app.xml"

  app.Run
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure TestAIR();
var app : OleVariant;
begin
  app := TestedApps.MyAIRApp;
  app.IsExecutable := false;
  app.DebuggerExecutable := 'C:\airsdk\bin\adl.exe';
  app.DescriptorFileName := 'C:\myApp\myApp-app.xml';

  app.Run;
end;

C#Script

function TestAIR()
{
  var app = TestedApps["MyAIRApp"];
  app["IsExecutable"] = false;
  app["DebuggerExecutable"] = "C:\\airsdk\\bin\\adl.exe";
  app["DescriptorFileName"] = "C:\\myApp\\myApp-app.xml";

  app["Run"]();
}

For more information on the available properties, see the AIRTestedApp object description.

If the Use special runtime object setting is disabled (which is not recommended for all tests, except for legacy ones), you can access AIR application parameters via the TestedApps.AIRAppName.Params.AIRParams property (the property is obsolete; it is supported for backward compatibility only). This is similar to the previous example, but the syntax is longer. For example:

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DebuggerExecutable = "C:\\airsdk\\bin\\adl.exe";
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DescriptorFileName = "C:\\myApp\\myApp-app.xml";

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run();
}

Python

def TestAIR():
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DebuggerExecutable = "C:\\airsdk\\bin\\adl.exe"
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DescriptorFileName = "C:\\myApp\\myApp-app.xml"

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run()

VBScript

Sub Test
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DebuggerExecutable = "C:\airsdk\bin\adl.exe"
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DescriptorFileName = "C:\myApp\myApp-app.xml"

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test;
begin
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DebuggerExecutable := 'C:\airsdk\bin\adl.exe';
  TestedApps.MyApp.Params.AIRParams.DescriptorFileName := 'C:\myApp\myApp-app.xml';

  TestedApps.MyApp.Run;
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["AIRParams"]["DebuggerExecutable"] = "C:\\airsdk\\bin\\adl.exe";
  TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["AIRParams"]["DescriptorFileName"] = "C:\\myApp\\myApp-app.xml";

  TestedApps["MyApp"]["Run"]();
}

Changing ClickOnce Application Parameters

The way you access ClickOnce application parameters from tests depends on the Use special runtime object setting of the application in the TestedApps editor.

If it is enabled (by default), you can get or set the application parameters directly via the TestedApps.AppName object. For example:

JavaScript, JScript

TestedApps.MyApp.StartupLink = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application";
TestedApps.MyApp.ProcessToWait = "MyApp.exe";

Python

TestedApps.MyApp.StartupLink = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application"
TestedApps.MyApp.ProcessToWait = "MyApp.exe"

VBScript

TestedApps.MyApp.StartupLink = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application"
TestedApps.MyApp.ProcessToWait = "MyApp.exe"

DelphiScript

TestedApps.MyApp.StartupLink := 'http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application';
TestedApps.MyApp.ProcessToWait := 'MyApp.exe';

C++Script, C#Script

TestedApps["MyApp"]["StartupLink"] = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application";
TestedApps["MyApp"]["ProcessToWait"] = "MyApp.exe";

For more information on the available properties, see the ClickOnceTestedApp object description.

If the Use special runtime object setting is disabled (which is not recommended for all tests, except for legacy ones), you can access ClickOnce application parameters via the TestedApps.AppName.Params.ClickOnceParams property. This is similar to the previous example, but the syntax is longer. For example:

JavaScript, JScript

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.StartupLink = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application";
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.ProcessToWait = "MyApp.exe";

Python

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.StartupLink = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application"
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.ProcessToWait = "MyApp.exe"

VBScript

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.StartupLink = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application"
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.ProcessToWait = "MyApp.exe"

DelphiScript

TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.StartupLink := 'http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application';
TestedApps.MyApp.Params.ClickOnceParams.ProcessToWait := 'MyApp.exe';

C++Script, C#Script

TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["ClickOnceParams"]["StartupLink"] = "http://www.example.com/MyApp/MyApp.application";
TestedApps["MyApp"]["Params"]["ClickOnceParams"]["ProcessToWait"] = "MyApp.exe";

Changing Windows Store Application Parameters

You can access parameters of a needed Windows Store application in the Tested Application collection by using the TestedApps.AppName property.

The sample code below shows how to add a new Windows Store application to the list of tested applications, set the application properties, and run the application.

JavaScript, JScript

function TestWinStore()
{
  var app = TestedApps.MyWinStoreApp;
  app.ApplicationName = "mypack.myapp";

  app.Run();
}

Python

def TestWinStore():
  app = TestedApps.MyWinStoreApp
  app.PackageName = "mypack.myapp"
  app.Run()

VBScript

Sub TestWinStore
  Set app = TestedApps.MyWinStoreApp
  app.ApplicationName = "mypack.myapp"

  app.Run
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure TestWinStore();
var app: OleVariant;
begin
  app := TestedApps.MyMyWinStoreApp;
  app.ApplicationName := 'mypack.myapp';

  app.Run;
end;

C#Script

function TestWinStore()
{
  var app = TestedApps["MyWinStoreApp"];
  app["ApplicationName"] = "mypack.myapp";

  app["Run"]();
}

For more information on available properties, see the WinStoreTestedApp object description.

See Also

About Tested Applications
Editing Web Application Parameters
Editing Mobile Application Parameters From Tests
Run Modes and Parameters
Getting and Setting Run Mode From Tests

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