Just received the following text from Mercury Support regarding WinRunner supporting IE7:
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I appreciate your efforts to run your web scripts against IE 7.There have been many WR customers trying to use IE 7 and facing lots of problems.The solutions which I had provided earlier was an out of box effort to solve your issue.
However now it has been officially declared that WR does not have support for IE 7 and this can cause functional problems.
WR82P27 patch was just for testing purpose and upgradation for this patch is still going on.
I am extremely sorry but to continue running your test scripts you will have to downgrade to IE 6.
There is a possibility to have support for IE 7 in the future and efforts are going on to create a patch for this.
Kindly look for more information soon in our product alerts on when we will support IE 7.
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This is a drag because our web client uses mostly ActiveX controls and not strictly HTML - now in IE7 WR doesn't recognize objects like it used to.
So I thought I would just pass along this information from Mercury Support to the group.
They (Mercury/WinRunner) always are about 4-6 months behind major new technologies. When XP was released it was close to 5 months before anything from them supported it (and look at the recent SP2, it was a couple of months until that was supported).
It is just the way they choose to do it. I don't look at it as it being dead, more as "situation normal"