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ERT's avatar
New Contributor
3 months ago

Disable the TextComplete\TestExecute update dialoge automatically (without GUI interaction)

Dear Community,

I would like to install TestComplete\TestExecute automatically and then call it via the command line to test certain things.

The problem I have is the update dialogue. This appears later and interrupts my test.


Dialogues can be suppressed with the /SilentMode parameter, but unfortunately, the following call does not work for me with the latest 15.x.x but worked with latest version of 14.x.x with the following parameters.


"C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartBear\TestComplete 15\x64\Bin\TestComplete.exe" "C:\TestCompleteProjects\my_solution.pjs" /run /p:Clone_Me /t: "KeywordTests|Main" /SilentMode /ForceConversion /exit


Without the "/SilentMode" parameter, everything works perfectly, but the update dialogue appears later.


My questions are:

- Can I automatically (without disabling it manually in the settings) deactivate the update check without the /SilentMode parameter?
- Is it possible to update automatically without the update dialogue appearing?
- Why does my call with the /SilentMode parameter not work?


Many thanks in advance.



3 Replies

  • rraghvani's avatar
    Champion Level 3

    Can you not install TC/TE, set it up appropriately once, and then perform your automation? 

  • rraghvani's avatar
    Champion Level 3

    This is not official, but you can change the parameter in tcSettings.xml file.


    I'm not sure why you would want to install then perform automation!?


    • ERT's avatar
      New Contributor

      Thank you for your quick reply.
      Unfortunately, it does not work because:
      TestComplete must be opened at least once so that a "minimal" version of tcSettings.xml is created. Only when the update dialogue appears and you have an interaction with it, the "complete" tcSettings.xml is created. It looks like the command line I posted above will only work if the tcSettings.xml and some other files are present.