You may encounter performance problems when running a visual test on a large site when using xBrowser. In order to avoid this, set the optionto No.
If you include a message box statement, such as MsgBox ("Hello") in .NET script, it displays in the background when you play back the script.
MsgBox ("Hello", MsgBoxStyle.MsgBoxSetForeground)
If the operating system performs an automatic update or the user initiates a Windows update during or before installation of Silk Test, the installer fails to install SQL Server Native Client and register Silk Test Workbench as a COM server.
Both of these problems affect Silk Central Test Manager (SCTM) integration, since SCTM uses the native client driver installed by SQL Server Express to create Silk Test Workbench DSNs. Furthermore, SCTM needs Silk Test Workbench registered as a COM server in order to use its COM interface for automation.
If you configure a hot key for insert verification or start/stop record that contains multiple modifiers, occasionally the modifier press key action is recorded. For instance, if you specify a hot key combination of Alt+Ctrl+F9, Alt may be recorded as a press key action instead of being ignored as part of the hot key combination. This is a problem during playback because the appropriate release key actions are missing.
Manually remove the actions related to the modifiers, or only use one hot key modifier.
A 64-bit DSN for SQL Server or Oracle cannot be used with Silk Test Workbench. To create a DSN for a 64-bit machine, click and create a 32-bit DSN. You can also use the WOW64 tools located at C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.
A network adapter must be available on the machine on which Silk Test Workbench is installed to enable the communication between Silk Test Workbench and the Open Agent during the start of Silk Test Workbench. If no network adapter is available, a "Failed to connect to OpenAgent" error occurs. Other clients, such as Silk Test Classic and Silk4J, do not require a network connection to start.
Ensure that a network adapter is available before starting Silk Test Workbench.
On Windows Vista SP1 machines, ensure that the full version of .NET 3.5 SP1 is installed if you plan to install SQL Server 2008 Express. To install the full version of .NET 3.5 SP1, download it from the Microsoft Web site.
After a database is migrated from Silk Test Workbench 2010 to Silk Test Workbench 2010 R2, using the Identify from Screen Preview creates incorrect object map items.
Use the Update Screen command to recapture the screen before using Identify from Screen Preview.
If a parent and child script reside in different projects and use different object maps, the child script runs successfully even though the object map is out of scope for the child script.
Since the script runs successfully, there is no resolution necessary. However, this behavior will not work in future releases.
To test for the problem, open an asset, like a visual test, for editing in the Silk Test Workbench. While the asset is open, attempt to open the same asset from a different instance of Silk Test Workbench. If the problem occurs, either the second instance of Silk Test Workbench will be able to simultaneously edit the same asset, or the second instance will receive a message with incomplete data. The user name and machine name will both be blank.
In SQL Server, allocate database admin rights to the SQL database users that use that database.
The unexpected error, Conversion failed when converting from Character string to Unique identifier, occurs when exporting assets in a SQL database.
Import the exported database and press OK if any error messages occur. The import finishes successfully and the assets are available for use.
Compact the database using the Silk Test Database Maintenance tool. Click (in Microsoft Windows 7) or (in Microsoft Windows 10) . Then, open the database and click .
You cannot connect to an SQL server during configuration, when you are using Silk Test Workbench without administrator rights, and with UAC enabled.
To connect to the SQL server during configuration, you have to start Silk Test Workbench with the Run as administrator option.
When you are using a remote SQL database, and that database disconnects from Silk Test Workbench, for example because of a server restart, Silk Test Workbench might crash when trying to communicate with the database.
To reconnect with the database, restart Silk Test Workbench.
Set the Control capture option to No to improve playback performance.
Screen previews of visual tests which are recorded on a Microsoft Windows 7 machine with the Classic theme might contain the Recording window. To record visual tests in Microsoft Windows 7 without the Recording window, do not use the Classic theme.
When renaming assets that are referenced by other assets, ensure to also update the references. If you do not update the references directly, you cannot simply rename the asset back to the original name and then update the references by renaming the asset again, because Silk Test Workbench will not prompt you to update the references.
If the asset that you want to rename is a .NET script, and the referencing asset is a visual test from which the .NET script is called, you can workaround this issue by saving the visual test. This will cause Silk Test Workbench to find the .NET script again and to set everything up correctly to update asset references.