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Intrinsic wait time for opening an app

Occasional Contributor

Intrinsic wait time for opening an app

Hi, We are working with Excel and sometimes while opening the file, the Excel app gets stuck and neither opens nor responds. The test complete also keeps waiting for the Excel to launch (in the latest instance it waited for almost 97 hours before I terminated the app). I need to add a wait time to TestedApp.Run() method so that if the app doesn't launch within the specified time then the app should be terminated and test case failed.


Kindly let me kow if anyone has any pointers regarding this issue.




Community Manager

Re: Intrinsic wait time for opening an app

Hi Yusuf,


Could you please clarify how you use Excel? I'm asking because TestComplete provides special features to read data from Excel files - perhaps, you can use one of them:

Tanya Yatskovskaya
SmartBear Community and Education Manager

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Occasional Contributor

Re: Intrinsic wait time for opening an app

Hi Tanya,


We have an Excel add-in for our application under Test which we need to verify.

To test the add-in we need to launch the Excel and verify if the add-in is populating the vlues and formula correctly or not.

For the aove purpose we launch Excel, then load add-in and then input data which generates comparison results which we read and vrify.


Kindly let me know if you need more details.


Best Regards,


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