Internet Explorer

Using Google toolbar interferes with recording Web applications

Using the Google toolbar with Internet Explorer 8 interferes with recording locators for Web applications.

Turn off the Google toolbar before you record Web applications.

Microsoft Silverlight Applications

Some Microsoft Silverlight applications cause Internet Explorer to hang when interacting with Silk Test. On 32-bit platforms, refer to MS KB 2564958 (an update to Active Accessibility) to help prevent the issue.

Locators recorded with Silk Test versions prior to Silk Test 13.5 might no longer work in Internet Explorer

In Silk Test 13.5, we have adapted the normalization of white spaces of the textContents attribute in Internet Explorer. This change was made to improve the cross-browser capabilities of Silk Test, and might affect locators which rely on the textContents attribute, and which are used in scripts that were recorded with releases prior to Silk Test 13.5.

The Open Agent cannot have high elevation enabled when UAC is enabled on Microsoft Windows 8 or later and Internet Explorer 11

You cannot test a Web application in Internet Explorer 11 on Microsoft Windows 8 or later and have UAC enabled and run both Internet Explorer and the Open Agent with high elevation.

Known issues with Input Method Editors (IMEs)

  • Silk Test does not record half-width spaces for Japanese input in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Silk Test does not record IME input in Internet Explorer 11 in compatibility mode.
  • In Japanese IME mode, pressing Space will cause Silk Test to record the current IME candidate. Use Convert to avoid this issue.

Internet Explorer might stop working while testing an Applet with a Java version higher that 1.7 update 71

Internet Explorer might stop working while testing an Applet with a Java version higher that 1.7 update 71 (7u71).

Internet Explorer does not respond during test execution

Internet Explorer 10 or later might become unresponsive during test execution because a thread in Internet Explorer is suspended and creates a deadlock. The root cause of this problem is a new security feature in Internet Explorer.

To solve this issue, disable the security feature.

  1. Open the Registry Editor.
  2. If the OverrideMemoryProtectionSetting entry does not exist in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main, create the entry.
  3. Set the value of the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main::OverrideMemoryProtectionSetting to 2.

The JavaScript alert-handling API methods do not work with an embedded Internet Explorer

The following JavaScript alert-handling methods of the BrowserWindow class do not work when testing an embedded Internet Explorer:
  • AcceptAlert method
  • DismissAlert method
  • GetAlertText method
  • IsAlertPresent method