Configuring Web Applications

This functionality is supported only if you are using the Open Agent.

Configure the web application that you want to test to set up the environment that Silk Test Classic will create each time you record or replay a test case. If you are testing a web application or an application that uses a child technology domain of the xBrowser technology domain, for example an Apache Flex application, use this configuration.
  1. Click Configure Applications on the basic workflow bar. If you do not see Configure Applications on the workflow bar, ensure that the default agent is set to the Open Agent. The Select Application dialog box opens.
  2. Select the Web tab.
  3. Select the browser that you want to use from the list of available browsers. If you want to record a test against a web application, select a browser that is supported for recording. To see which browsers are supported for recording, refer to the Release Notes.
  4. Specify the web page to open in the Enter URL to navigate text box or click Use URL from running browser.
  5. 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.
  6. Optional: Select an Orientation for the browser window.
  7. Optional: Check the Create Base State check box to create a base state for the application under test. By default, the Create Base State check box is checked for projects where a base state for the application under test is not defined, and unchecked for projects where a base state is defined. An application’s base state is the known, stable state that you expect the application to be in before each test begins execution, and the state the application can be returned to after each test has ended execution. When you configure an application and create a base state, Silk Test Classic adds an include file based on the technology or browser type that you enable to the Use files location in the Runtime Options dialog box.
  8. Click OK.
    • If you have checked the Create Base State check box, the Choose name and folder of the new frame file page opens. Silk Test Classic configures the recovery system and names the corresponding file by default.
    • If you have not checked the Create Base State check box, the dialog box closes and you can skip the remaining steps.
  9. Navigate to the location in which you want to save the frame file.
  10. In the File name text box, type the name for the frame file that contains the default base state and recovery system. Then, click Save. Silk Test Classic creates a base state for the application. By default, Silk Test Classic lists the caption of the main window of the application as the locator for the base state. Then Silk Test Classic opens the Web page.
  11. Record the test case whenever you are ready.