Run Control sidebar

This sidebar enables you to set the status of your test and move between the different tests in the list of tests you are running.

UI Example

Sidebar without Power Mode options:

Sidebar with Power Mode options:

To access

To access:

  1. Enter Run mode

  2. Open a test or component.

  3. Click Run.

To end the run and close the sidebar:

  1. Expand the sidebar.

  2. Click the Stop button.

Tip: To lock the sidebar in the open position, click the thumbtack icon. To reposition the sidebar, click and drag on the sidebar header.

Related tasks

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

UI Elements


User Actions. Displays the number of user actions performed in the current run.

Pause/Resume Capturing. Pauses and resumes Sprinter from capturing each user action as it is performed.

  • If you pause capturing, all subsequent actions are not represented in the Storyboard window or the User Actions report. If you enabled Automatic screen movie recording in the Settings dialog box, this is also paused. For details, see Settings dialog box.

Attachments (tests only). Opens the Run Attachments dialog box, enabling you to add, edit, or remove attachments in your run.

Next Test. Advances to the next test in the My Runs List pane.

  • All the sidebars and displays are updated to display the current state of the next test in the My Runs List pane.

  • When moving between tests, you may need to perform actions in the test application to ensure it is in the proper state for the test you want to perform.

  • If you are working in Power Mode, you may want to stop capturing while performing these actions, so that they do not appear in the Run Control sidebar, the Storyboard window, or the list of actions in a defect.

<Test list>

The list of tests in your run. Each test in the list includes the date and time of the test and the test status.

To move between tests, click the Previous Test or Next Test buttons, or click the down-arrow next to the test list and select a test.

<Test status>

The status of the current test. You can modify the status of the current test by clicking the down-arrow next to the test status icon and selecting a status from the list.

Status values:

The status values include the following default system values as well as any user-defined status values:

  • Passed. The test passed.

  • Failed. The test failed.

  • Blocked. The test is blocked.

  • Not Completed. The test was paused in the middle.

  • No Run. (Default selection) The test has not yet been run.

  • N/A. Current status is not applicable.

End Run. Ends the testing session and returns to the Main Sprinter window.