This category includes the following properties:
- Path Name
- Specifies the path and file name of the application or program to start.
Select File and use the
Select File dialog box to navigate to and select the file that starts the desired program or application.
- If the operation to perform is
Explore, only the a path name is required for this property.
- Specifies an action to perform when the application or program is started.
- Select an action to perform from the list. The list includes the following:
- Open (default) – Opens the specified file using any named parameters. The file can be an application, a document file, or a folder.
- Edit – Starts an editor and opens the file for editing. If the file specified by the
Path Name property is not a document file that can be opened in a document editor, the operation does not execute.
- Explore – Uses Windows Explorer to open the folder specified by the
Path Name property.
- Find – Starts Windows Explorer in search mode starting from the specified directory. The directory can be specified using either
Path Name property or the
Directory property. If using thePath Name property and including a file name, playing back the test does not execute the step.
- Print – Prints a document file specified by the
Path Name property. If the file specified by the
Path Name property is not a document file, playing back the test does not execute the step.
- Specifies any parameters to be passed to the application for startup.
- If the file specified by the
Path Name property is an application file, use this property to specify a null-terminated string containing parameters passed to the
application and used for startup. If the file specified by the
Path Name property is a document or other type of file, leave the value blank.
- Specifies a default directory that can be used for the action specified by the
- Window Style
- Specifies how the application or program displays when it starts.
- The value displays in the test step as an integer that represents the selected window style. Select the value from the list.
Values include the following:
- Hide – Window is hidden when program or application starts and focus is passed to another window.
- Maximize – Maximizes the application window.
- Minimize – Minimizes the application window at startup and activates the next top-level window in the z-order.
- Restore – Starts and displays the application window. If the window is minimized or maximized, then it is restored to its original
size and position. Use this value when restoring a minimized window.
- Show – Starts the application window and displays it in its current size and position.
- Show default – Sets the window display state based on the information provided by the program that starts the application.
- Show maximized – Starts the application and displays it in a maximized window.
- Show minimized – Starts the application and displays it in a minimized window.
- Show minimized, do not activate – Displays the application as a minimized window. The current active window remains active.
- Show in current state, do not activate – Displays the application in its current window state. The active window remains active.
- Show in most recent position, do not activate – Displays the application in its most recent window size and position. The active window remains active.
- Show normal – Starts the application and displays a window. If the window's most recent position minimized or maximized, the window is
restored to its original size and position. Use this value when displaying the window for the first time.