Work with the Flex Add-in

Following the retirement of the Adobe Flash Player, UFT One no longer supports the Flex Add-in out of the box.

If you require the Flex Add-in, contact OpenText Support.

Consider the following when working with the Flex Add-in.

Use the Web Add-in

You can use the Flex Add-in with or without the Web Add-in enabled. The test object hierarchy differs as follows:

  • With the Web Add-in enabled. Flex test objects have a Web parent hierarchy.

    For example:


  • Without the Web Add-in enabled. Flex objects have a Windows parent hierarchy.

    For example:


We recommend enabling the Web Add-in when you are testing Flex applications so that you can test Flex applications in browser windows.

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Register local Web-based flex applications

Local Web-based Flex applications are Flex applications that are stored locally and run in a browser window. UFT One does not recognize local Web-based Flex applications as Flex test objects unless all relevant elements are registered as trusted applications:

  • In all cases, your local Flex application and its HTML wrapper must be registered.

  • If you are opening your local Web applications using a (local) runtime loader file you also need to register the (local) Flex Runtime Loader file.

  • If you use the Open the following applications when a record or run session begins option in the Flex tab of the Record and Run Settings dialog box and you set a local Web-based Flex application to be opened using a runtime loader, then UFT One automatically creates an HTML wrapper for your application and stores the wrapper in your user profile %temp% folder (For example, C:\Users\myname\AppData\Local\Temp). In this case, you must additionally register the %temp% folder.

To register your local Web-based Flex applications, the HTML-wrappers, the and Runtime Loader file, add the paths of the folders that contain them (along with the %temp% folder if relevant):

Add or edit a text file located in the FlashPlayerTrust folder in the following location: %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#Security\FlashPlayerTrust

Each line in the text file must contain the name of a folder to trust. For each specified folder, all files in that folder or any sub-folders are trusted. For example:

# Trust all files in the Employee online calendar application folder 

The %appdata% folder is hidden in Windows by default. To show hidden folders, open the Windows Explorer Folder Options dialog box and select Show hidden files and folders.

Create the #Security\FlashPlayerTrust folder, if it does not exist.

The UFT One Flex Runtime Loader files are installed with UFT One, in the <UFT One installation folder>\dat\Flash\Flex\Runtime Loader folder.

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