Work with UFT Add-ins

UFT add-ins help you to create and run tests and business components on applications in a variety of development environments. When you work with UFT add-ins, you use special methods, properties, and various special options to create the best possible test or business component for your application.

Object recognition

When you load an add-in, UFT recognizes the objects you work with on the corresponding environment.

In many cases, loading the add-in also adds new user interface options and capabilities to UFT, as well as adding support for the add-in's object model—the set of test objects, methods, and properties specially designed for working with the objects in your development environment.

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Install and select add-ins

Install UFT add-ins when you install UFT, or install the add-ins at a later time by running the installation again in Update mode.

When UFT opens, select the installed add-ins to load using the Add-in Manager Dialog Box. To maximize performance, load only the add-ins you need for that testing session. If you do not select any add-ins, UFT automatically loads Standard Windows and Windows Runtime (on Windows 8.x and higher computers) support..

Tip: The Web Services Add-in is supported for backwards compatibility only and is not enabled by default. New tests and components can use UFT's API testing solution for web service testing purposes. To enable the Web Services Add-in for previously created tests, contact Software support.

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General procedures and references

Use the following procedures and references when working with all UFT add-ins.

Additional details are provided for each specific add-in.

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