What's new in TestArchitect for Windows

The following new features and improvements are introduced in TestArchitect version 8 update 4 running under Windows.

Remember:

TestArchitect Automation

  • Support for test automation on iOS 8.1.x and iOS 8.0.x: TestArchitect extends mobile testing and introduces support for testing iOS 8 applications. (See iOS Automation for more information.)
    • You can now create automated tests for iOS applications running on the latest versions of Apple smartphones, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • TestArchitect recognizes iOS controls in tested iOS applications. It also provides specific built-in actions for each control class for simulating user actions on the controls and for retrieving data from them.
  • Database support: With this update, TestArchitect allows you to interface with a variety of standardized database systems. A set of new built-in actions and harness methods allows your tests to connect to, and run queries against, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and MS Excel data sources.
    Action Harness method Description
    create connection string   Generate a connection string to a specified database.
    connect database Connect Open a database connection.
    use database   Specify a database against which the ensuing SQL action lines are to be applied.
    execute sql ExecSqlCommand Execute an SQL command against the database currently in use.
    disconnect database Disconnect Close a database connection.
  • A new mouse-related built-in action:
    Action Harness method Description
    get mouse position GetMousePosition Retrieve the coordinates of the current mouse pointer position.
Enhancements to existing features
  • item wait built-in setting in Silverlight: The item wait built-in setting is now applicable to actions operating on tree and listbox controls.