Starting the Sample Web Application

For this tutorial, use the Silk Test sample Web application. This Web application is provided for demonstration purposes.

Use the Silk Test sample Web application with Internet Explorer. To ensure a user experience consistent with the lessons in the tutorial, we do not recommend running the sample Web application with one of the other supported browsers instead of Internet Explorer.

  1. To record DOM functions to make your test faster and more reliable, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Tools > Options.
    2. Click the plus sign (+) next to Record in the Options menu tree.
      The Record options display in the right side panel.
    3. Click xBrowser.
    4. From the Record native user input list box, select No.
    5. Click OK.
    Note: Typically, when you test Web applications, you use native user input rather than DOM functions. Native user input supports plug-ins, such as Flash and Java applets, and applications that use AJAX, while high-level API recordings do not.
  2. Before you record or playback Web applications, you must disable all browser add-ons. To ensure that all browser add-ons are disabled, perform the following steps:
    1. In Internet Explorer choose Tools > Internet Options. The Internet Options dialog box opens.
    2. Click the Programs tab and then click Manage add-ons. The Manage Add-ons dialog box opens.
    3. In the list of add-ons, review the Status column and ensure that the status for each add-on is Disabled. If the Status column shows Enabled, select the add-on and then click Disable.
    4. Click Close and then click OK.
  3. To access the sample application remotely, click The sample application Web page opens.