Tokci123 Absent Member.
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cannot do anything while silk test is running

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While running SilkTest(17.5) automated test cases we cannot do anything as if use mouse pointer ,the test will break.

What have others done for this issue ?

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RE: cannot do anything while silk test is running

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Hi,

There is really no workaround for this behavior - SilkTest requires full control of the mouse and keyboard is order to execute lower level automated actions: such as mouse moves, presses and clicks - press and release keys etc. Basically anything that a real user can do. Taking manual control of the mouse while a test is running, will interrupt these actions and cause test failures.

Regards...

JohnM.
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RE: cannot do anything while silk test is running

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This is a limitation of the tool. I had been using SIlkTest for a data upload purposes for applications. Since this rendered complete non-use of the machine for the duration of the tests, I have started to use Silk Performer on a server with agents. A positive side effect is that I have been able to reduce the duration of my tests to as much as 1/15th (since I used 15 agents) of the time I used to get when using Silktest on my local machine.!!

Have a go and let us know if this helps

- kannan

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RE: cannot do anything while silk test is running

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Hi,

There is really no workaround for this behavior - SilkTest requires full control of the mouse and keyboard is order to execute lower level automated actions: such as mouse moves, presses and clicks - press and release keys etc. Basically anything that a real user can do. Taking manual control of the mouse while a test is running, will interrupt these actions and cause test failures.

Regards...

JohnM.
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kannan3 Absent Member.
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RE: cannot do anything while silk test is running

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This is a limitation of the tool. I had been using SIlkTest for a data upload purposes for applications. Since this rendered complete non-use of the machine for the duration of the tests, I have started to use Silk Performer on a server with agents. A positive side effect is that I have been able to reduce the duration of my tests to as much as 1/15th (since I used 15 agents) of the time I used to get when using Silktest on my local machine.!!

Have a go and let us know if this helps

- kannan

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