## The Triangle Test as a WinTask script (version 2)

One of the first books on testing that I ever read was "The Art of Software Testing" by Glenford J. Myers

The first paragraph of the book asks the reader to take a short self-test to help demonstrate the difficulty in developing adequate test cases for even a very simple program. The program is widely known as The Triangle Problem (from Gerald Weinberg) or The Triangle Test, and is reproduced here as a WinTask script.

If you compile this script to a .rob file, and give the new or prospective tester a copy of WinTask and the .rob file, she can try testing the program for herself, using test cases she has devised.

You may even choose to intentionally create a buggy version of this script, to see if the new tester can find all of the bugs.

This implementation of The Triangle Test asks the tester for the Expected Results, and keeps track of the correctness of each result.

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'
' Triangle Test 2 - Demonstrates testing a simple application
'
' Author: Joe Strazzere
'
' Adapted from Gerald Weinberg and Glenford Myers
'
' and indicates correctness in a MsgBox and the Log

Dim List1\$(3)

'
' The function which actually calculates the triangle type
' It is simple to introduce errors into this code if desired
'
Function TriangleType\$(side1\$,side2\$,side3\$)
s1=Val(side1\$)
s2=Val(side2\$)
s3=Val(side3\$)
If (Str\$(s1) &lt;&gt; Ltrim\$(Rtrim\$(side1\$))) or (Str\$(s2) &lt;&gt; Ltrim\$(Rtrim\$(side2\$))) or (Str\$(s2) &lt;&gt; Ltrim\$(Rtrim\$(side2\$))) Then
TriangleType\$="INVALID"
Else
If (s1 &lt;= 0) or (s2 &lt;= 0) or (s3 &lt;= 0) Then
TriangleType\$="INVALID"
Else
If (s1 &gt; s2) and (s1 &gt; s3) and (s1 &gt;= s2 + s3)Then
TriangleType\$="INVALID"
Else
If (s2 &gt; s1) and (s2 &gt; s3) and (s2 &gt;= s1 + s3)Then
TriangleType\$="INVALID"
Else
If (s3 &gt; s1) and (s3 &gt; s2) and (s3 &gt;= s1 + s2)Then
TriangleType\$="INVALID"
Else
If (s1 = s2) and (s2 = s3)Then
TriangleType\$="EQUILATERAL"
Else
If (s1 = s2) or (s2 = s3) or (s1 = s3) Then
TriangleType\$="ISOSCELES"
Else
TriangleType\$="SCALENE"
EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
EndIf
EndFunction

BEGINDIALOG Dialog 347, 362, 550, 317
CAPTION "Triangle Test 2"
ICON "Question", 22, 27, 32, 32
TEXT "Enter the three sides and your expected results.", 125, 30
TEXT "Then click OK to analyze, or Cancel to quit.", 125, 50
EDITTEXT Edit1\$, 137, 88, 70, 20
EDITTEXT Edit2\$, 245, 89, 70, 20
EDITTEXT Edit3\$, 346, 88, 70, 20
TEXT "Expected Results:", 137, 134
LISTBOX List1\$(), 241, 129, 177, 75, SelList1\$
TEXT Type1\$, 137, 196
TEXT Type2\$, 243, 196
DEFPUSHBUTTON "OK", btnOK, 355, 238, 75, 23
PUSHBUTTON "Cancel", btnCancel, 444, 238, 75, 23
ENDDIALOG

'
' Instructions
'
Instr\$=""
Instr\$=Instr\$+"The program reads three integer values."+CRLF
Instr\$=Instr\$+CRLF
Instr\$=Instr\$+"The three values are interpreted as representing the sides of a triangle."+CRLF
Instr\$=Instr\$+CRLF
Instr\$=Instr\$+"The program displays a message that states whether the triangle is "+CRLF
Instr\$=Instr\$+"SCALENE, EQUILATERAL, ISOSCELES or INVALID"

MsgBox(Instr\$,64,"Triangle Test 2")

'
' Initial Display
'
List1\$(0)="INVALID"
List1\$(1)="SCALENE"
List1\$(2)="EQUILATERAL"
List1\$(3)="ISOSCELES"

Type\$=""
In\$=""

CallDialog Dialog,"Triangle Test 2"

'
' Subsequent Display
'
Type1\$="Type of Triangle: "
i=0
Correct = 0
Incorrect = 0

While btnOK = 1
i=i+1
If i &gt; 1000 Then
EndIf
In\$="Input: ["+Edit1\$+"] , ["+Edit2\$+"] , ["+Edit3\$+"]"
Type2\$=TriangleType\$(Edit1\$,Edit2\$,Edit3\$)
If SelList1\$ = Type2\$ Then
Correct = Correct + 1
Answers\$(i)="CORRECT - "+In\$+" Expected: "+SelList1\$+" Actual: "+Type2\$
Else
Incorrect = Incorrect + 1
Answers\$(i)="INCORRECT - "+In\$+" Expected: "+SelList1\$+" Actual: "+Type2\$
Endif
CallDialog Dialog,"Triangle Test 2"
Wend

'
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