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Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.

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Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.

I recently upgrade to Testcomplete 12 64bit for web testing and during run I was unable to click on pause button as it's disabled. On TestComplete 11 32bit it's working fine.


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Re: Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.

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Re: Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.


I suggest that you read this FAQ article:

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Re: Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.



Another reason may be if your test code uses long timeout to wait for the object and object does not appear for a long time.

For example:

var obj = page.WaitAliasChild('TableWithAlotOfAjaxDataOverSlowConnection', 60000);

The above line waits for the table to appear within 1 minute. If you click Pause while the code is waiting for the table, the code will not be paused until either the table is found or timeout elapses.


To workaround the above inconvenience, you may replace single .WaitXXX() with a loop and smaller wait.

Like this:

var obj;

var iStopTime = Win32API.GetTickCount() + iTimeout;

// Wait for the element to appear

  obj = page.WaitAliasChild('TableWithAlotOfAjaxDataOverSlowConnection', 500);


while ((!obj.Exists) && (Win32API.GetTickCount() < iStopTime))



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Re: Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.

No I am not using long timeout's Pause button is disabled on Windows 10 with TestComplete 64bit.


I am trying other solution and will share if get any solution.


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Re: Test Complete 'Pause' button is disabled.

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