AIR Application Parameters

Applies to TestComplete 15.40, last modified on March 25, 2022

The Tested Applications collection can include AIR applications. Parameters of AIR applications under test in the TestedApps editor are organized into two sections - Basic Parameters and Run-Mode Parameters.

Basic Parameters

Basic parameters include the following:

Parameter Description
Name The unique name of the tested application in the Tested Applications collection. This name is used to refer to the application in tests, for example, in the Run TestedApp keyword test operation.
Autorun application on recording Select this option to have the application launched automatically when you start test recording.
Launch application from tests Uncheck this option to prevent the application from being launched by the Run TestedApp keyword test operation and the TestedApps.AppName.Run scripting method.

For example, you can define several instances of the tested application with different configurations and “disable” those not needed at the moment.

Use special runtime object This option controls the scripting interface to the tested application.

If it is enabled, you can get and set the application parameters directly via the TestedApp.AppName object. This object is a AIRTestedApp object.

If it is disabled (not recommended except for legacy tests), TestedApp.AppName returns a generic TestedApp object that contains properties and methods common to all application types. To set AIR-specific parameters, use the TestedApps.AppName.Params.AIRParams property.

Run-Mode Parameters

The following parameters are specific to AIR applications in the Tested Applications collection:

Parameter Description
Run application under AIR debugger Use this option if you are testing an unpackaged AIR application specified by the application descriptor file.
  • AIR Debug Launcher - the path to the AIR Debug Launcher’s executable file (adl.exe). This utility is part of Adobe AIR SDK and typically resides in the <AIR_SDK>\bin folder.

  • Application Descriptor File - the path to the AIR application’s descriptor file (*.xml) that specifies application metadata.

Specify AIR application executable Use this option if you are testing an installed AIR application. In the edit box, specify the path to the application’s executable file (.exe).
Command-line parameters The command-line arguments that will be used to launch the application.
Working folder The working folder for the application run.

You can enter file and folder paths manually or click the button and browse for the needed files and folders.

The paths can include environment variables, such as %PROGRAMFILES%, as well as project and project suite variables in the format $(VarName). See Using Variables in Tested Application Paths.

See Also

About Tested Applications
Testing AIR Applications
TestedApps Editor
Run Modes and Parameters
Using Variables in Tested Application Paths

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