It is possible to record and replay on Qt applications which get started by Windows applications. (The Windows applications also get automated in this scenario.)
Please note that this requires licenses for Squish for Qt and Squish for Windows.
A Squish for Qt (not Squish for Windows) package.
A Squish for Qt test suite (not a Squish for Windows test suite).
Hooking into the Qt sub-process must be implemented (see below).
Allowing Squish to hook into Qt sub-processes¶
There are several approaches to allow Squish to hook into Qt sub-processes. One of them must be fully implemented.
Approach #1: Replace Qt AUT’s .exe file with special dllpreload.exe variant¶
To support hooking of sub-processes
dllpreload.exe supports a special mode. To use this do the following:
dllpreload.exeto same folder as
sub_process.exe stands for the .exe file name of sub-process.)
Approach #2: Start Qt sub-process via dllpreload from Windows application¶
This is explained at Recording the Sub-Processes started by the AUT.
Approach #3: Add built-in hook to Qt application¶
This is explained at Using the Built-in Hook.
(Please do not forget to enforce the built-in hook in case of Windows.)
Creating and recording a new test case¶
To create a new test case register the Windows application as a Mapped AUT in the Squish IDE and use the following test script (Python example) as a starting point:
To record set a breakpoint on the snooze(1) line and execute to it. Once at the breakpoint the Squish IDE should show up again. Then choose “Squish"|"Record Snippet” from the Squish IDE menu.
To end recording click on “End Recording” in Squish control bar, then stop test case execution to have the recorded snippet inserted into the test script at the breakpoint.