Testing Desktop Applications - Tutorial

Applies to TestComplete 15.61, last modified on February 27, 2024

TestComplete supports testing of 32- and 64-bit Windows desktop applications created with C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, Delphi, C++ Builder and with many other development tools.

This tutorial explains the basics of testing desktop applications (that is, applications that run on desktop computers). It assumes that you are familiar with general principles of automated testing and have minimal knowledge of the TestComplete IDE.

If you are a novice user, we recommend that you read an introduction to automated testing and a brief product overview first:

Automated Testing


You can follow this tutorial and create a test for a a desktop application only if you have an active license for the TestComplete Desktop module.

In this tutorial

The sections of this tutorial contain a description of how to create a test project in TestComplete, record and play back a simple test, and analyze the results. The test emulates user actions over the tested application and verifies some data. The verification commands are created during test recording.


To learn how to create automated tests for desktop applications, you can also take a video course in our SmartBear Academy:


See Also

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