Manage add-ins (UFT 15.0 and earlier)

This topic is relevant for UFT versions 15.0 and earlier. For later versions, see Manage add-ins.

To record, run, and spy on objects of a certain technology, the relevant add-in must be installed and loaded.

Load or remove add-ins

UFT uses the add-ins loaded when you open UFT to record, run, and spy on your applications. You must load all add-ins required by your tests when opening UFT.

  1. Start UFT.

    The Unified Functional Testing Add-in Manager Dialog Box opens.

    Tip: If the dialog box does not open, change the setting in Tools > Options > General > Startup Options > Display Add-in manager on startup.

  2. In the add-in list, select or clear the check box for the relevant add-in and click OK.

    To maximize performance, load only the add-ins you need for this testing session.

When UFT is open, you can check which add-ins are loaded

Open the Properties pane of your test or application area.

  • The list of add-ins displays all loaded add-ins.
  • The selected add-ins are the add-ins associated with the test or application area.

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Match loaded add-ins with associated add-ins

If a test or component uses objects from a certain technology, the relevant add-in should be associated to the test or component using the Properties pane of the test or application area. This enables UFT to know which add-ins must be loaded for the test to run.

If there are add-ins associated with your test or with your business component's application area that are not currently loaded
  • Close and reopen UFT, and select the required add-ins in the Add-in Manager Dialog Box.

  • Remove the add-ins from the list of associated add-ins for your test or business component. To change the list of add-ins associated with your test or business component, select File > Settings and click Modify in the Properties pane.

If add-ins are loaded but are not associated with your test or with your business component's application area
  • Close and reopen UFT, and clear the check boxes for the add-ins in the Add-in Manager Dialog Box, if they are not required.

  • Add the add-ins to the list of associated add-ins for your test or for your business component's application area.

    • To change the list of add-ins associated with your test, select File > Settings and click Modify in the Properties pane.

    • To change the list of add-ins associated with your business component, open the application area associated with your business component, and modify the list in the Properties pane.

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