You may have seen other posts that I have out.... and If you have, you already know that we are a Small SQA (2 people) department trying to take our first steps into the Testing community. As we evaluate test suites, we run against one particular road block for all testing solutions... and that is third party controls. Since this group specifically addresses TestPartner, I was wondering if any of you had thoughts, opinions, warnings, about using TestPartner with 3rd Party controls.
IT Quality Analyst
Lorillard Tobacco Company
I've used TP with Infragistic Grids and Dundas Charts. I've been able to get data out of these. Do I want to do more with these 3rd Party Controls yes, but I can do more w/ TestPartner than I could with QTP. The nice thing about TP is that when I was having problems with Infragistic Grids and Dundas CHarts, I ask the developer for a snipet of code and I could figure out how to make it work with TP. I've been quite happy with TP.
In my experience, there will always be issues with third party controls, no matter what testing tool you use. Where one tool shines above others is how they handle those controls. TestPartner has proven to be flexible enough to be able to handle the controls that I have run across. But does that mean that there won't be a control that comes out tomorrow that will throw a wrench into the works? No.
My advice would be that if you have some known third party controls that you work with on a regular basis, have your local Compuware rep come in and do a proof of concept on your machines against the controls you deal with. You will know in very short order if TP will work for you or not.
One thing I can tell you for certain. If TP will not work, the rep will not try to force it down your throat. At least, that is true for the reps I work with.
Can you explain how did you figure out the Infragistic grids to make it work with Testpartner?
In our project we are using the Infragistic grids. These grids have some controls like (listbox and combox) embedded with.
Testpartner is able to recognize the grid but not the controls with in.
we need to make the Testpartner recognize the controls that is embedded in the grid too. Can you please help us in this?