Developing Support for Custom Delphi Controls > Designing Your Test Object Configuration XML File

Designing Your Test Object Configuration XML File

In this file, you define any custom test object classes that you want UFT to use to represent your custom controls in tests and components. Define a test object class for each custom control that cannot be adequately represented by an existing Delphi test object class.

In a test object configuration XML, you define the test object classes (for example, the test object methods they support, their identification properties, and so on).

You can also create a definition for an existing test object class in the test object configuration XML. This definition is added to the existing definition of this test object class, affecting all test objects of this class. It is therefore not recommended to modify existing test object classes in this way. For example:

In the test object configuration XML file, you create a ClassInfo element for each test object class that you want to define. In addition, you define the name of the environment or custom toolkit for which the test object classes are intended (in the PackageName attribute of the TypeInformation element), and the UFT add-in which these test object classes extend (in the AddinName attribute of the TypeInformation element).

If the relevant add-in is not loaded when UFT opens, UFT does not load the information in this XML. Similarly, if the name of the environment or custom toolkit is displayed in the Add-in Manager dialog box and its check box is not selected, the information in this XML is not loaded.

To ensure the structural correctness of your test object configuration file, you can validate it against the ClassesDefintions.xsd file. This file is installed with UFT, in the <UFT installation folder>\dat folder . (For backward compatibility reasons, UFT still supports certain XML structures that do not pass validation against this XSD.)

For information on the structure and syntax of this XML, see the UFT Test Object Schema Help.

The sections below describe the information that you can include in a test object class definition.