Modifying an Application Configuration

An application configuration defines how Silk Test Classic connects to the application that you want to test. Silk Test Classic automatically creates an application configuration when you create the base state. However, at times, you might need to modify, remove, or add an additional application configuration. For example, if you are testing an application that modifies a database and you use a database viewer tool to verify the database contents, you must add an additional application configuration for the database viewer tool.
  1. Click Options > Application Configurations. The Edit Application Configurations dialog box opens and lists the existing application configurations.
  2. To add an additional application configuration, click Add application configuration.
    Note: Do not add more than one browser application configuration when testing a web application with a defined base state.
    The Select Application dialog box opens. Select the tab and then the application that you want to test and click OK.
  3. To remove an application configuration, click Remove next to the appropriate application configuration.
  4. To edit an application configuration, click Edit.
  5. If you are testing a desktop application, type the executable name and file path of the desktop application that you want to test into the Executable Pattern text box. For example, you might type *\calc.exe to specify the Calculator.
  6. If you are testing a desktop application and you want to use a command line pattern in combination with the executable file, type the command line pattern into the Command Line Pattern text box.
  7. To test a web application or a mobile web application, select one of the installed browsers or mobile browsers from the list. You can also click Change to open the Select Application dialog box and then select the browser that you want to use.
  8. If you are testing a web application, type the web address for the web page to launch when a test begins into the URL to navigate text box.
  9. To detect any visual breakpoints for a web application, click Analyze. For additional information, see Detecting Visual Breakpoints.
  10. Optional: If you want to test a web application on a desktop browser with a predefined browser size, select the browser size from the Browser size list.
    For example, to test a web application on Apple Safari and in a browser window which is as big as the screen of the Apple iPhone 7, select Apple iPhone 7 from the list.
  11. Optional: Select an Orientation for the browser window.
  12. If you are testing a mobile application or a web application on Apple Safari, type the connection string into the Connection String text box. For additional information, see Connection String for a Mobile Device.
  13. Click OK.