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The SilkTest Project Window has disappeared, how can it be restored?

The SilkTest Project Window has disappeared, how can it be restored?


The Silk Test Project Window can be displayed by following the below steps:-

  1. The first thing to check is that the option to display the window is turned on. Go to the Project menu and check to make sure that there is a "check mark" beside the "View Explorer" option. If there is not, then this is why the window is not being displayed. To display it, click on this option to engage the project window.

  2. Secondly, check to see if perhaps the window itself has been resized to such an extent as not to be noticed along the left or right hand edges of SilkTest. However, putting the cursor over this general area should result in a re-sizing arrow appearing so that the window can be dragged out to a better display size.

  3. If however, the window cannot be found by the eye, then open the Project"s *.ini file which will contain the Window information for that project in the ProjectWndInfoentry under the [ProjectState]:

    [ProjectState]
    ProjectWndInfo=200,0,1,1
    CurrentProject=D:\Program Files\Segue\SilkTest\Projects\TEST\TEST.vtp
    

    Check the setting in the ProjectWndInfo entry, the setting above will result in a normal window size of 200 pixels in width. The first digit refers to the width of the window. If the window had been resized against the outer edge of SilkTest, this setting would equal 6 and would be barely noticeable on the GUI.

    To change this setting, make sure that SilkTest is closed, browse to the Project"s *.ini file which will be located in the project folder itself. Open the *.ini file in notepad and change the settings to a wider window size, for example, 200. Once this has been done, save and close the file. When SilkTest is re-launched, as long as the project has been loaded, then the project window will appear according to the new settings.

Example Settings :

  • 200, 0, 1, 1---> tells us that this is an average sized window (of 200 pixels), the last digit is 1, so we also know that the "View Explorer" option is turned on and that the window is being displayed. (illustrated below)

  • 200, 0, 1, 0---> tells us that this is an average sized window (of 200 pixels) but due to the last digit being 0, we know that the window is not being displayed at all. The Project->View Explorer option is unchecked.

  • 6, 0, 1, 1 ---> tells us that the window has been re-sized to its smallest capacity and is being displayed as a thin grey bar on the outer right or left hand edge of the SilkTest GUI. (illustrated below)

Old KB# 21789

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