Application testing reveals errors in the application being tested. When testing software applications using Silk Test Workbench, these errors can cause visual tests to not play back to completion. For example, if a test step tries to enter text in a TextField that is not found during playback, an object not found error occurs and playback stops. Users can then enter debug mode to determine the cause of the error.
Error handling can eliminate the need for debugging playback errors by telling the visual test to detect errors, and how to respond to them when they occur. Error handling enables the visual test to playback to completion and provides insight into errors encountered during playback.