Deploying the Custom Toolkit Support

To deploy the toolkit support set that you create, you must place the files in specific locations within the UFT One installation folder.

UFT One 2022 and later: Following the discontinuance of the Silverlight development framework, UFT One no longer supports the Silverlight Add-in out of the box.

If you need to use and extend the Silverlight Add-in, contact Micro Focus Support.

Recommended File Locations

Before you begin, create a folder with the name of your custom toolkit in the <UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF folder, if one does not already exist.

The following table describes the appropriate location for each of the toolkit support files:

File Name

Location

<Custom Toolkit Name>TestObjects.xml

Note: This is the recommended file name convention. You can have more than one test object configuration XML file, and name them as you wish.

  • <UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF

  • <UFT One Add-in for ALM Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF

    (Optional. Required only if the folder exists, which means the UFT One Add-in for ALM was installed independently from the ALM Add-ins page and not as part of the UFT One installation.)

<Custom Toolkit Name>.cfg

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>

Custom Support DLL

The .dll file can be located on the computer on which UFT One is installed, or in an accessible network location.

Specify the location in the DllName element in <Custom Toolkit Name>.cfg

Icon files for new test object classes (optional)

The file can be a .dll, .exe, or .ico file, located on the computer on which UFT One is installed, or in an accessible network location.

Specify the location in <Custom Toolkit Name>TestObjects.xml

Help files for the test object classes (optional)

Must be a .chm file, located on the computer on which UFT One is installed.

Specify the location in <Custom Toolkit Name>TestObjects.xml

You specify the locations of the custom support DLL, Help, and icon files in the toolkit support set's configuration files. You can specify these locations using relative paths. For more information, see the Test Object Schema Help and the Toolkit Configuration Schema Help.

The recommended locations for these files are described in the following table:

File Name

Location

Custom Support DLL files

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>

Icon files

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>\Res

Help files

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>\Help

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Setting the DevelopmentMode Attribute

If you modify attributes of Identification Property elements in the test object configuration file, keep the DevelopmentMode attribute of the TypeInformation element set to true during the design stages of the custom toolkit support. Before you deploy the custom toolkit support set for regular use, be sure to remove this attribute (or set it to false). For more information, see Modifying Identification Property Attributes in a Test Object Configuration File.

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Recommended File Locations

Before you begin, create a folder with the name of your custom toolkit in the <UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF folder, if one does not already exist.

The following table describes the appropriate location for each of the toolkit support files:

File Name

Location

<Custom Toolkit Name>TestObjects.xml

Note: This is the recommended file name convention. You can have more than one test object configuration XML file, and name them as you wish.

When deploying support for WPF:

  • <UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\ WPF

  • <UFT One Add-in for ALM Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\ WPF

    (Optional. Required only if the folder exists, which means the UFT One Add-in for ALM was installed independently from the ALM Add-ins page and not as part of the UFT One installation.)

When deploying support for Silverlight:

  • <UFT One Installation folder>\dat\
    Extensibility\Slv

  • <UFT One Add-in for ALM Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Slv

    (Optional. Required only if the folder exists, which means the UFT One Add-in for ALM was installed independently from the ALM Add-ins page and not as part of the UFT One installation.)

<Custom Toolkit Name>.cfg

When deploying support for WPF:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>

When deploying support for Silverlight:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Slv\<custom toolkit name>

Custom Server DLL

The .dll file can be located on the computer on which UFT One is installed, or in an accessible network location.

Specify the location in the DllName element in <Custom Toolkit Name>.cfg

Icon files for new test object classes (optional)

The file can be a .dll, .exe, or .ico file, located on the computer on which UFT One is installed, or in an accessible network location.

Specify the location in <Custom Toolkit Name>TestObjects.xml

Help files for the test object classes (optional)

Must be a .chm file, located on the computer on which UFT One is installed.

Specify the location in <Custom Toolkit Name>TestObjects.xml

You specify the locations of the custom server DLL, Help, and icon files in the toolkit support set's configuration files. You can specify these locations using relative paths. For more information, see the Test Object Schema Help and the Toolkit Configuration Schema Help.

The recommended locations for these files are described in the following table:

File Name

Location

Custom Server DLL files

When deploying support for WPF:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>\CustomServers

When deploying support for Silverlight:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Slv\<custom toolkit name>\CustomServers

Icon files

When deploying support for WPF:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>\Res

When deploying support for Silverlight:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Slv\<custom toolkit name>\Res

Help files

When deploying support for WPF:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\WPF\<custom toolkit name>\Help

When deploying support for Silverlight:

<UFT One Installation folder>\dat\Extensibility\Slv\<custom toolkit name>\Help

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Setting the DevelopmentMode Attribute

If you modify attributes of Identification Property elements in the test object configuration file, keep the DevelopmentMode attribute of the TypeInformation element set to true during the design stages of the custom toolkit support. Before you deploy the custom toolkit support set for regular use, be sure to remove this attribute (or set it to false). For more information, see Modifying Identification Property Attributes in a Test Object Configuration File.

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