Inserting Timers in a Visual Test

You can insert a timing step anywhere in a visual test to start, stop, or resume a timer during playback. Including timers enables you to determine how much time specific steps take to playback.

  1. Open the visual test in which you want to include a start, stop, or resume timer.
  2. Select the step that precedes where you want to insert the timer and then choose Insert > Synchronization and Timing and then choose one of the following commands:
    • Start Timer – Choose this option to specify the first step in the sequence of steps for which you want to time playback.
    • Stop Timer – Choose this option to specify the last step in the sequence of steps for which you want to time playback.
    • Resume Timer – Choose this option to resume timing a sequence of steps. For instance, if you do not need to record the time for several test steps, you can insert a stop timer and then insert a resume timer for the steps that you want to include in the timing.
    Silk Test Workbench inserts a Start timer number n, Stop timer number n, or Resume timer number n step below the selected step.
  3. Select the newly created step to display its properties in Timer category in the Properties pane.
  4. From the Timer action list, select the type of timer to use.
  5. In the Timer number text box, type the number to assign to the timer or select one from the list. When timing multiple conditions, you can differentiate the timers by assigning a unique number to each timer. You can include up to 10 timers in a visual test.
  6. Click Save to save the step and its property value. The updated step and its descriptive text appear in the visual test.
When you playback the visual test, the Details tab of the Results window shows the timer results in the Result Detail column of the test step.