What's new in TestArchitect for Windows

The following new features and improvements are introduced in TestArchitect version 8.2 Update 7 running under Windows.


TestArchitect Client

Enhancements to existing features
  • Improved integration with Team Foundation Server–Microsoft Test Manager:
  • TAUtilities, a library of APIs which allows you to connect to and retrieve data from a TestArchitect repository server, has been updated. The following new interfaces and methods are provided.
    • BaselinePicture interface
      • save(string location): Save the current baseline image to a file.
    • PictureCheck interface
      • getBaselines(): Retrieve a full list of baseline images in the current picture check.
    • TestModule interface
      • getPictureChecks(): Retrieve a full list of the picture checks in the current test module.
    • Project interface:
      • getPictureCheck(string treePath): Retrieve the desired picture check with the given relative tree path.
      • getPictureChecks(): Recursively retrieve a collection of picture checks in the current project.
    • Result interface:
      • getTestModule(): Retrieve the test module belonging to the current test result.

TestArchitect Automation

Enhancements to existing features
  • Additional action lines generated by the Action Recorder: New support for generation of built-in settings: window wait, page wait, object wait, control condition, and control condition wait are now written into test procedures by the Action Recorder to improve test performance during automation playback.
  • capture screen built-in action: Additional arguments including window, control, left, top, width, and height have been provided to allow for capturing a specific area.
  • Interface Viewer selective refresh: You can now perform a refresh on any given window node in the Viewer's UI Explorer panel. Previously, the refresh function was limited to refreshing all currently open windows on the system at once.
  • Significant web control capture improvement: Detection of web application controls within Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox by the Interface Viewer and point-to-identify tool is now significantly faster.