Windows Runtime Add-in

You can use the Windows Runtime Add-in to test Windows Runtime applications (from the Windows Store) created to run on Windows Runtime environments (Windows 8.x and later, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012).

Note: If you are testing a non-Windows Runtime application (that opens from the Desktop section in Windows 8.x or higher or Windows Server 2012), you should use the Standard Windows Add-in. For details on the Standard Windows add-in, see Standard Windows Testing Support.

The following tables summarize basic information about the Windows Runtime Add-in and how it relates to some commonly-used aspects of UFT.

General Information

Add-in Type

  • The standard Windows testing support functions like a Windows-based add-in.

  • There are some significant differences between the Windows Runtime add-in and the other Windows-based add-ins, due to the changes implemented in Windows 8.x and later and Windows Server 2012.

Supported Environments

For details on supported technologies and versions, see the Windows Runtime section of the Unified Functional Testing Product Availability Matrix.

Test Object Methods and Properties

The Windows Runtime Add-in provides test objects, methods, and properties that can be used when testing objects in Windows Runtime applications. For details, see the Windows Runtime section of the UFT Object Model Reference for GUI Testing.

UFT4WinRT Service

When you install UFT, a service named UFT4WinRT is installed on your computer. By default, this service is running on your computer, except on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.

This service enables you to use UFT in the Windows Runtime environment by running UFT with the UAC for the user enabled.

This service enables you to use common UFT tools, such as the Object Spy, Navigate and Learn toolbar, and recording for a Windows Runtime application.

Known issues Known Issues - Windows Runtime


Opening Your Application

You can open your Windows Runtime application before or after opening UFT.

When UFT is installed on a computer running Windows 8.x or later or Windows Server 2012, the Windows Runtime testing support is always enabled. This add-in is therefore not listed in the Add-in Manager.

Add-in Dependencies



Configuration Options

Use the Windows Applications pane (Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Windows Applications node).

(Make sure that a GUI test is open and select Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Web > General node.)

Record and Run Settings

Use the Windows Applications tab. (Record > Record and Run Settings)

  • The Applications opened by UFT and Applications opened via the Desktop (by the Windows shell) options are not supported for the Windows Runtime Add-in.

  • For the Applications specified below option, you enter the information differently, depending on the type of application being tested:

    • For WPF and XAML-based applications: the name of the .exe process of the application

      You do not need to enter the location of the working folder for the application.

    • For HTML and Javascript-based applications:WWAHOST.exe

  • Analog recording and Low level recording are not supported for the Windows Runtime add-in.

Custom Active Screen Capture Settings

Use the Windows applications section (Tools > Options > GUI Testing tab > Active Screen node > Custom Level).

Application Area Additional Settings

Use the Applications pane.

In the application area, select Additional Settings > Applications in the sidebar.

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