I am new to TestComplete. I tried using Keyword test for my app but it failed. I tried to run the orders.exe which is in the samples provided by seeing the pdf file provided by testcomplete. I record a simple test(as suggested in the pdf) like file -> new order. when i run test, the application comes up but remaining steps are not executed. When i see the error it says "The Aliases order mainform doesn't exists."
Can anybody tell me how to do automate test for windows based application.
I would suggest, as your starting point, to download and review/read the "TestComplete Made Easy" book available for download at the Automated QA website. That should walk you through all the basics of automated testing using TestComplete.
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To apply the fix, please copy the tcCore.dll file from the archive to the '<TestComplete>\Bin\' folder over the existing file. After that, set the value of your project's 'Auto-wait timeout' option to the default 10000 ms value.
If the problem persists after applying the fix, please zip your entire project suite folder along with the log of the failed test execution and send me the archive. Make sure that messages in your log correspond to the latest version of your tests.
BTW, here is some information for those who are new to TestComplete:
First of all, I recommend that you see the "Getting Started" section of TestComplete's Help system. A printable version of this section (Getting Started With TestComplete 7.doc) is located in the "<TestComplete 7>\Help" folder.
The "Working With Applications' Objects and Controls" help topic can also be useful for you.
Also, in the future, please do not send us duplicated requests (note that we reply to messages sent via the Contact Support form, AutomatedQA newsgroups and the TestComplete section of the SQAforums site). This makes processing your requests much more difficult for us and does not increase the requests priority anyway.