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:

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Windows Runtime add-in prerequisites

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.

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Display UFT and the Windows Runtime application together

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:

  1. On the Desktop window, move the mouse to the upper edge of the window. The mouse cursor changes to a hand.

  2. Drag the desktop window toward the bottom of the screen.

  3. Move the dragged window to either edge of the screen.

  4. Resize the window as needed, such as to use only 1/3 or 2/3 of the screen.

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.

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Use UFT tools with a Windows Runtime application

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.

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.

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