Working with the C# bundle harness

How to implement customized TestArchitect actions using the C# programming language.

Supported OS environments

  • Windows

Since TestArchitect version 8.3, TestArchitect offers a new architecture, C# bundle harness, to implement C# user-scripted actions. This new architecture provides the following advantages:

  • Easy deployment: The ability to reuse user-scripted actions among different projects by simply sharing DLLs of the actions
  • Usability: To ease the C# function declaration and implementation
  • Low coupling: not having to merge source code and rebuild the entire harness solution, even though a single user-scripted action is added. In other words, adding one new user-scripted action does not affect the existing user-scripted actions.

For legacy C# user-scripted actions, created in TestArchitect versions prior to 8.3, you are not required to migrate them to C# bundle harness. Specifically, your legacy C# user-scripted actions continue to work normally in TestArchitect 8.3, and you are able to develop additional user-scripted actions that conform to legacy C# harness architecture.

This lesson contains two exercises that demonstrate how to create C#-scripted actions and how to make such actions accessible in your TestArchitect ABT tests.

Developing your own user-scripted C# bundle harness action
TestArchitect provides sample C# bundle harness code files for you to learn to develop, build, and execute C#-scripted actions.

Scripting “hello” C# harness action
In this topic, we will write C# code which implements the simple hello user-scripted action.

Creating test case and stub action for “hello” action
Create a stub action in TestArchitect as a placeholder for theC#-coded hello actionyou defined previously, then write a test to invoke the action.

Running the C#-scripted test
Execute the test that calls the hello action you implemented in the C# bundle harness.
User-scripted C# bundle harness action that interacts with GUI
In this exercise, we will create a user-scripted action that interacts with an application’s user interface.

Migrating C# user-scripted actions created in earlier versions to TestArchitect 8.3

C# bundle harness API reference
How to access the API specifications of the C# bundle harness library.

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