Any problems running suite on multi-OS
I need to run my test suite on both 2k and XP. I originally created most of the scripts on an XP box, but when I attempt to run them on 2k I am unable to even recognize the desktop. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Re: Any problems running suite on multi-OS
We test on both 2k and XP. In general everything works fine if you were careful when writing the scripts.
Two traps we did fall into (on several occasions) were:
1) The windows common dialogs (Open, Save As, Network Password, etc), are layed out very differently on each OS.
2) XP Visual Themes, these have a habit of changing the size of controls (especially toolbar buttons).
In general we've avoided automating things out of the Start Menus or off the desktop directly. We found that things tending to go horribly wrong far to easily depending on what user was logged in.
To start applications we simply call into the various SHELL Execute type functions available.