Understanding Control Definition Files

The control definition file can contain a Record element in which you define the customized recording for the control and a Replay element in which you define the customized test object methods.

You do not always need to enter both a Record and a Replay element:

If you create a Record element, the definitions replace the Test Record implementation of the existing test object entirely. If you create a Replay element, it inherits the Test Run implementation of the existing object and extends it. For more information on test object mapping options, see Map the Custom Controls to the Relevant Test Objects .

For information on the elements in a control definition XML file, see the .NET Add-in Extensibility Control Definition Schema Help).

See also An Example of a Control Definition File.