Custom Toolkit Support Deployment > How to Deploy a Toolkit Support Set

How to Deploy a Toolkit Support Set

This task describes how to deploy a toolkit support set. You can deploy it directly to UFT or the Unified Functional Testing Add-in for ALM if they are installed on the local computer. Alternatively, you can package the toolkit support set for distribution to other computers.

You can deploy a toolkit support set:

To deploy the toolkit support set:

  1. Open an extensibility project that contains at least one test object class.

  2. If the toolkit support set design is complete, and you are distributing it for regular use:

  3. Depending on your deployment destination, do one of the following:

    • To deploy to UFT (if it is installed on this computer), select Project > Deploy > Deploy to UFT.

    • To deploy to the Unified Functional Testing Add-in for ALM (if it is installed independently on this computer from the ALM Add-ins page), select Project > Deploy > Deploy to UFT Add-in For ALM.

    • To package the toolkit support set for distribution, select Project > Deploy > Deploy to Zip File. In the Save Zip File As dialog box that opens, specify the file path for the .zip file that you want to create.

      Note: If you have unsaved changes in your project, you will be prompted to save them before the Deploy command is carried out. The Save Zip File As dialog box opens only after you complete the saving process.

The toolkit support set files are deployed in the structure described in Deployment File Structure.

If you deploy to UFT or the Unified Functional Testing Add-in for ALM, Extensibility Accelerator locates the UFT or Add-in installation folder and deploys the files to the <Extensibility Accelerator for Functional Testing or Add-in installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Web folder.

If you deploy to a .zip file, Extensibility Accelerator creates the same file structure within the zip file. To use this toolkit support set with UFT or the Unified Functional Testing Add-in for ALM installed, unzip it in the <Extensibility Accelerator for Functional Testing or Add-in installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Web> folder. Note: the Add-in installation folder is relevant only if it exists, which means that the add-in was installed independently from the ALM Add-ins page and not as part of the UFT installation.

Note: After deploying Web support created by Web Add-in Extensibility, when you open Internet Explorer 9 or later, Internet Explorer prompts you to enable the WebExHookIE Class add-on. You must enable this add-on in order for Extensibility Accelerator features to work properly.

After you enable the WebExHookIE Class add-on, Internet Explorer may prompt you to disable the add-on if it is affecting the browser performance. You can disable it temporarily, but some Extensibility Accelerator features will not function until you enable it again.