An interface list view displays a list of all interfaces contained within the
On the TestArchitect explorer tree, when you double-click the
Interfaces node, and then select the
Interfaces tab. TestArchitect opens
in the main panel a list view of interfaces for the project. (Learn more.)
The following operations can be performed on an interface list view:
You can find various common operations that can be performed over an interface list view at
the Common operations section.
Creating a new interface entity
From an interface list view, you can create a new interface entity (New
Interface Entity on the context menu) which generally represents a window of
an application under test. For detailed information, see Creating a new interface entity, option
Creating a new interface entity folder
A new interface entity folder can be used to contain interface entities. A new interface
entity folder is created by clicking New Interface Entity Folder on
the context menu.
Setting a default interface
The Set as Default
command lets you specify which interface in a project is to be in
effect during a test if no other interface has been specified by the test. For the detailed
information, see Setting default interface
Opening an interface
From a list view, you can open an interface in the
editor by right-clicking its list view entry, then clicking Open
Tip: You can also open multiple interfaces by using your keyboard's
Shift key to select a contiguous range of interfaces (or
Control to select multiple noncontiguous interfaces); then
right-click the selection, and click Open.
- Check-out is the process of creating a local working copy from the repository. When a
project item is checked out, a lock is placed on that item preventing other users from
modifying it. (Learn more.)
- Check-in is the process of writing the changes made to a local working copy back to
the repository. Checking in a project item releases the lock on it, allowing other
authorized users to check out the item and modify it as needed. (Learn more.)
- Undoing a checkout allows you to cancel a checkout and discard any changes you have
made to the local copy. (Learn more.)
Cut-Copy-Paste operations, and Delete command
- The Copy and Paste operations from the
context menu allow you to create a duplicate of the selected interface.
- In addition to the conventional copy-and-paste from the context menu, you can
drag and drop a project item, or a selection of items, from a list view into a
folder or node of the same type in the TestArchitect explorer tree.
- During a drag operation, at any time your mouse
pointer is over a location that cannot accept the type of item being dragged,
the pointer turns into a black crossed circle . Releasing the
mouse button at this point simply cancels the operation.
- Use the Delete command, from the context menu, to remove the
Name change propagation
The process of renaming a given entity so that the change propagates to all references to
that item is known as name change
propagation. Renaming an entity automatically updates all applicable
action lines, test modules, and action definitions where the entity name appears. (Learn more.)
TestArchitect can generate reports to show the progress of
the test or automation development, as well as test run performance and results. (Learn more.)
can find a desired interface entity, or a desired text in interface entities by selecting
on the context menu.
For detailed information
regarding searching operation, see Searching