Use UFT in a Windows Runtime environment
The Windows Runtime Add-in enables you to test applications running in a Windows Runtime environment. A Windows Runtime environment describes the area in Windows 8.x or higher or Windows Server 2012 that runs applications from the Windows Store.
Note: On Windows 8.x or higher or Windows Server 2012, UFT uses the Standard Windows Add-in to test applications that run on the desktop.
Supported Windows Runtime applications
UFT supports testing the following types of Windows Runtime applications:
WPF or XAML-based Windows applications.
You must meet the following requirements before using the Windows Runtime add-in:
UFT must be installed on a computer running Windows 8.x or higher or Windows Server 2012
The UFT4WinRT service must be running.
Note: On Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, this service is disabled by default.
UFT runs on the desktop on Windows 8.x or higher, or on Windows Server 2012.
Therefore, direct interaction between UFT dialog boxes, panes, and windows is difficult. To enable UFT to work with Windows Runtime applications available on the Start screen, resize the open window by doing one of the following:
|Dock the desktop window containing UFT on an edge of the screen.||
Do the following:
Use UFT in full screen view.
By default, the desktop window containing your UFT session is displayed at full screen view.
To navigate to your Windows Runtime application, use the keyboard shortcuts described in the following steps.
Because UFT runs on the Desktop screen in Windows 8.x or higher, direct navigation between the Object Spy dialog box, Navigate and Learn toolbar, and the Record Toolbar is difficult.
Open the UFT tool you need, and use the following steps to access your Windows Runtime application.
Press the Windows + SHIFT key. Windows cycles through all open Windows Runtime applications.
After selecting your application, the Object Spy dialog box is displayed on top of the open application.
Note: If you use this option to switch to your application, the Keep on Top option in the Object Spy dialog box does not work.
Press ALT + TAB. Windows displays a window displaying the list of open applications:
Using the arrow keys, select your application. When the Windows Runtime application is displayed in the main window, the Navigate and Learn toolbar is displayed on top of the open application.
Press ALT + TAB. Windows displays a list of open applications.
Using the arrow keys, select your application. When the Windows Runtime application is displayed in the main window, the Record toolbar is displayed on top of the open application.
Continue spying on objects, adding objects to the object repository, or recording actions as necessary.
Note: If you close your application using ALT + F4 while recording or spying on an object, the application automatically reopens when continuing to record or spy.