Waiting for a Control to be Visually Stable

Insert a step into a visual test to wait for a control in the application under test (AUT) to be visually stable and to remain in position. Insert such a step to coordinate synchronization between the visual test playback and the test application.

  1. Open the visual test to which you want to add the step.
  2. Right-click on the step that precedes where you want to insert the step.
  3. Choose Insert > Synchronization and Timing > Wait for screenshot stable. Silk Test Workbench inserts a new step below the selected step.
  4. Select the newly created step to display its properties in the Properties pane.
  5. In the Locator field, specify the locator of the control in the AUT that you want to wait for.
  6. In the Timeout field, specify the maximum time to wait before continuing playback.
  7. In the Interval field, specify the time that the control needs to be visually stable.
  8. Click Save to save the step and its property values. The updated step and its descriptive text appear in the visual test.