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How Can I use the Start/Invoke methods in SilkTest to write a generic frame file that can be used to start applications remotely, even if the application is located in a different location/Drive?

How Can I use the Start/Invoke methods in SilkTest to write a generic frame file that can be used to start applications remotely, even if the application is located in a different location/Drive?

SilkTest can be used to write a generic frame file that will allow you to start the application remotely by using the SYS_GetEnv() method to paste an environment variable containing the path to the application.

Consider the partial frame file below;

[-] window MainWin Console1
    [ ] tag "[DialogBox]Console1"
    [ ] 
    [ ] // The working directory of the application when it is invoked
    [ ] const sDir = "C:\WINNT\system32"
    [ ] 
    [ ] // The command line used to invoke the application
    [ ] const sCmdLine = "{SYS_GetEnv("WinDir")}\system32\mmc.exe "
    [ ] 

The sCmdLine constant will be populated at runtime with the contents of the "WinDir" environment variable that contains the part of the pathname that could be different on various machines. The "WinDir" environment variable is a system variable which is set up by windows to contain the path to the directory in which windows is installed. By using this it is irrelevant where windows is installed as the path will be automatically adjusted.

Old KB# 22099

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