Supported Flex Controls

Applies to TestLeft 4.72, last modified on December 21, 2020

TestLeft can simulate user actions and access internal properties and methods of various Flex controls. You can also command your tests to recognize your custom controls as Flex controls to simulate user actions against them.

About Supported Flex Controls

TestLeft can obtain information about controls and objects of Flex applications if you use one of the following approaches for testing:

  • Use the debug version of Adobe Flash Player with the FlashInjector.swf helper Flash movie.

  • Run Flex applications under the Runtime Loader helper utility.

  • Include the FlexClient library into the tested Flex application.

  • Use the Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA).

Depending on which of the above-mentioned approaches you are using to test your application, different sets of windows, objects, controls, and exposed object members become available to TestLeft

  • If your Flex application was compiled with the MSAA engine enabled, TestLeft exposes the on-screen objects for which the accessibility information was provided. These objects contain properties, methods, and actions common for on-screen objects, as well as a number of extended members added by the MSAA engine.

  • If you are using the debug version of Flash Player, Runtime Loader or the FlexClient library to test a Flex application, the application becomes Open, and TestLeft can recognize the application’s visual objects. In addition, TestLeft provides access to the underlying Flex object and its public native methods and properties.

Supported Browser Versions

TestLeft supports testing of Flex controls in web applications displayed in the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer ver. 11.

  • Mozilla Firefox ver. 78 ESR, 79 - 84.

  • Google Chrome ver. 87.

    Note: If you have a TestLeft version earlier than 2.42, your version of the SmartBear Test Extension will be incompatible with newer versions of the Chrome web browser. To test web applications in Chrome 87, you will have to upgrade your TestLeft version to 2.60 or later.
  • Any web browser based on the Microsoft WebBrowser control.

  • Applications with Chromium Embedded Framework control.

To display Flex applications, the Flash Player plugin must be installed in the browser. The required Flash Player version is 10.1.102.64 and later. You can download the latest version of Flash Player from Adobe’s web site:

http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer/

Supported Controls

TestLeft recognizes controls by their class name. Below is a full list of the Flex controls that TestLeft supports.

Controls Library Classes
Button Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::Button
spark.components::Button
CheckBox Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::CheckBox
spark.components::CheckBox
ComboBox Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::ComboBox
spark.components::ComboBox
DataGrid Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::DataGrid
DateChooser Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::DateChooser
DateField Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::DateField
List Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::List
spark.components::List
LinkBar Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::LinkBar
NumericStepper Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::NumericStepper
PopUpButton Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls.PopUpButton
RadioButton Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::RadioButton
spark.components::RadioButton
Spark DataGrid Adobe Flex ver. 4.5, 4.6
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
spark.components::DataGrid
Spark DropDownList Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6, 4.6
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
spark.components.DropDownList
Spark Scroller Adobe Flex ver. 4.6
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
spark.components::Scroller
Spark Spinner Adobe Flex ver. 4.6
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
spark.components::Spinner
ScrollBar Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::HScrollBar
mx.controls::VScrollBar
Slider Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::HSlider
mx.controls::VSlider
TabBar Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::TabBar
spark.components::TabBar
Tree Adobe Flex ver. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6;
Apache Flex ver. 4.9 - 4.14
mx.controls::Tree

Recognizing Custom Controls

To command TestLeft to recognize your custom controls as Flex controls, cast your control to the interface of the appropriate type.

If your control does not fit the type of the control, for which the interface provides support, it may improperly respond to commands that TestLeft will send, and simulating user actions against your control may cause errors.

See Also

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