Overview of AutoComplete

AutoComplete makes it easier to work with 4Test, significantly reducing scripting errors and decreasing the need to type text into your 4Test files by automatically completing functions, members, application states, and data types. There are four AutoComplete options:
Function Tip
Provides the function signature in a tooltip.
Displays window children, properties, methods, and variables available to your 4Test file.
Displays a list of the currently defined application states.
Displays a list of built-in and user-defined data types.

AutoComplete works with both Silk Test Classic-defined and user-defined 4Test files.

If you create a new 4Test file, you must name and save it as either a .t , .g.t, or .inc file in order for AutoComplete to work. After a 4Test file is saved, AutoComplete recognizes any changes you make to this file in the 4Test Editor and includes files that you reference through a 4Test use statement or the Use Files text box on the Runtime Options dialog box. When working with an existing 4Test file, you do not need to save or compile in order to access newly defined functions, methods, or members.

AutoComplete only works with 4Test files, which are .t, .g.t, and .inc files, that use hierarchical object recognition or dynamic object recognition with locator keywords.

AutoComplete does not work on comment lines or within plan, suite, or text files. AutoComplete does not support global variables of type window. However, AutoComplete supports Unicode content.

AutoComplete does not distinguish between Silk Test Classic Agents. As a result, AutoComplete displays all methods, properties, variables, and data types regardless of the Silk Test Classic Agent that you are using. For example, if you are using the Open Agent, functions and data types that work only with the Classic Agent are also displayed when you use AutoComplete. For details about which methods are supported for each Silk Test Classic Agent, review the corresponding .inc file, such as the winclass.inc file.