Main Sprinter Window

This window enables you to manage your tests and components, set test and component definitions, view test results, and configure Sprinter settings. You can also access the Settings dialog box and Application Lifecycle Management Connection dialog box.

The panes displayed in the main Sprinter window differ depending on whether you are authoring a test or component, or running a test.

Tasks you can accomplish with the main window:

UI Example


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To access
  1. Start Sprinter and close the Welcome window, if open.

  2. Select Plan from the main toolbar.

Important information
  • The information available in the Details pane depends on the selected test in the Test and Components list.

  • To exit Sprinter, close the main window.

See also

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Elements

Description

Indicates that Sprinter is in Run mode and shows the Run Setup area in the left pane. For details, see Run Setup Area.

Indicates that Sprinter is in Plan mode and shows the Authoring area in the left pane. For details, see Plan Area.

Opens the Application Lifecycle Management Connection Dialog Box, enabling you to configure your Application Lifecycle Management connection and connect to a Application Lifecycle Management project. This is available if you log in using ALM.

Opens the Defect Tracking System Settings Dialog Box, enabling you to configure the connection to your DTS. This is available if you do not log in using ALM.

Opens the Settings Dialog Box.

Opens the Help for the main window.

Drop-down options:

  • Help

  • Printer-Friendly Documentation. Opens a printer-friendly version of the Sprinter documentation, in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.

  • Software Support. Connects you to the Software Support Online Web site.

  • Welcome Screen

  • About

<Status bar>

The status bar displays the following information:

Plan Mode

  • Test and Component Count . The number of tests and components in the Tests and Components list.

  • Test Count . The number of tests in the Tests list.

Run Mode

  • Test Runs list status . The number of tests in the Test Runs list, followed by the number of tests within the list that will be included in the next run.

  • Application Lifecycle Management connection status. The state of Sprinter's connection to Application Lifecycle Management. The icon is deactivated when you are disconnected from Application Lifecycle ManagementYou can double-click this icon to open the Application Lifecycle Management Connection Dialog Box.

The main window also contains the following areas:

Plan Mode

Run Mode