Using eValid for demonstrations purposes

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Using eValid for demonstrations purposes

Postby ABower » Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:58 am

Greetings.

How should one Use eValid for Training Demonstrations?

Can you provide me some highlights or bullets?

Thanks
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Re: Using eValid for demonstrations purposes

Postby eValid » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:59 am

ABower wrote:Greetings.

How should one Use eValid for Training Demonstrations?

Can you provide me some highlights or bullets?

Thanks


Thanks for asking about this ABower.

The record/play nature of eValid can make for very effective illustrative demos and training sequences.

These scripts play back automatically, and can include informative messages and popup windows.

This can be a real winner at a tradeshow or an in-house demo!

* Making the Script: Start with the basic record/play script done as if you were testing the application.

Add Wait's to time the script carefully.

Be careful not to use a Delay Multiplier value that cancels your Waits!

Edit in MessageBox or MessageWindow commands to annotate the script as it plays back.

You can even edit in audio playbacks (using eValid's SystemCall command).

* Structuring Your Demos: It should be easy to develop eValid playback scripts that follow this kind of overall structure for your demos:

(1) Setup: A script to start up the application on the desktop and make sure everything each demo needs is in the correct place and configuration and state.

(2) Demo Scripts: These all start from the result of

(3) and illustrate various kinds of features of the application.

After each one asks at the end "Do you want to try additional eValid demo scripts?" and if then answer is No, then eValid automatically go to, using an OnErrorGoScript command.

Otherwise, you would select another file to play back (demo to run).

(4) Cleanup: Script to "close down" the application so that the next instance of (1) is be trouble-free.

* Caution: Our experience with demo scripts is that it takes, on average, several hours per demo script to make them work well and also be good tutorial material.

Careful planning is the key to a successful demo script!


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