Understanding How to Implement .NET Add-in Extensibility

You implement .NET Add-in Extensibility support for a set of custom controls by developing a .NET Add-in Extensibility support set. Developing a .NET Add-in Extensibility support set consists of the stages described below.

Plan the custom support set

Detailed planning of how you want UFT One to recognize the custom controls enables you to correctly build the fundamental elements of the .NET Add-in Extensibility support set. Generally, to plan the support set, you:

  • Determine the .NET Windows Forms controls for which you need to customize support.

  • Plan the test object model by determining which test objects and operations you want to support based on the controls and business processes you need to test.

  • Plan the most appropriate way for implementing the support.

For more information, see Planning Your Support Set.

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Develop the custom support set

To develop a .NET Add-in Extensibility support set, you must:

  • Define the test object model.

  • Create Custom Servers.

  • Map the custom controls to the relevant test object classes.

These activities are described in detail in the following sections:

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Configure and deploy the custom support set

To deploy your .NET Add-in Extensibility support set and enable UFT One to support your controls, copy the files you created to specific locations within the UFT One installation folder.

For more information, see Configuring the Custom Support Set.

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Test the custom support set

After you have created the .NET Add-in Extensibility support for your controls, test your .NET Add-in Extensibility support set.

You can learn how to develop a .NET Add-in Extensibility support set hands-on, by performing the lessons in Tutorial: Simple Custom .NET Windows Forms Control and Tutorial: Complex Custom .NET Windows Forms Control.

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