Differences Viewer

Relevant for Power Mode only

This viewer displays the differences detected between the displays of the primary machine and secondary machines in your test.

The Difference Viewer also enables you to address the differences by creating rules for them or ignoring them. You can also submit defects based on the detected differences.

UI Example
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To access

Do one of the following:

  • Right-click a secondary machine with comparison errors in the Machines sidebar and select Differences Viewer.

  • Select Results > Storyboard. Select an action where differences were found and in the action details area click the Show link in the Differences section.

See also

Rules Overview

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

  • Submit Defect. (Default) Opens the Smart Defect Settings Dialog Box, enabling you to automatically include defect scenario information in your defect. The defect summary includes a description of the difference.

    • If you choose to attach a screen capture to your defect, screen captures of both machines are attached to the defect.

    • When you submit a defect in the Differences Viewer, Sprinter also creates a rule to ignore this specific difference on this object, with its current properties.

Ignores the selected differences.

When you create a rule to ignore a difference, Sprinter automatically recompares the secondary machine with the primary machine, to determine if the difference is no longer detected.

Not available when you open the Differences Viewer from the Storyboard, Results, or the Sprinter Standalone Results Viewer.

Opens the New Rule Dialog Box.

When you create a rule to ignore a difference, Sprinter automatically recompares the secondary machine with the primary machine, to determine if the difference is no longer detected.

Not available when you open the Differences Viewer from the Storyboard, Results,or the Sprinter Standalone Results Viewer.

Opens the Rules Manager Dialog Box.

Zooms the display in to the selected difference.

Zooms the display out to 100%.

Selects all the differences in the Differences List.

Differences List

The list of differences detected between the primary machine and the secondary machine. Select a difference in the list to perform an action on it.

<Difference display>

The display of the difference. The difference is indicated in the display in a red box. In the case of a missing object there is no indication in the display where the object is missing.

The difference display contains the following elements:

  • Maximize/Minimize. Expands the machine's display to fill the entire Differences Viewer window. Minimize returns the display to normal.

  • Slider control. Zooms in and out on the display.

  • Remote Desktop. (Secondary machines only) Opens a remote desktop connection to the secondary machine.

<Difference description>

A text description of the difference.