I want my test script to send a message to the tester to make sure a certain operating system switch is set a particular way.
This is like the script going to remind the tester to do something needed for continuing the automated playback.
Is this feasible?
That's a good idea.
Involving the humans who are monitoring the automated testing is ALWAYS a smart move.
eValid provides two features that support doing this:
First, you can throw a message box up on the screen by adding these commands to your script:
(A) MessageBox ...
(B) MessageWindow ...
The detailed syntax and examples of how to use these commands are described here: http://www.e-valid.com/Products/Documen ... ation.html
Note that (A) will halt playback pending the human user clicking the OK that shows up in the box.
But type (B) will wait out a specified time (this time in seconds, not in milliseconds -- nobody reads off the screen in milliseconds) and then goes on.
(B) will also let you decide WHERE on the screen to put the new popup.
This is handy because we found, from [unfortunate experience] that if you let it show up where the browser wants to put it the human observer will often miss it!
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