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What are the TestComplete variables?

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What are the TestComplete variables?

Hi everyone!


Let's say we have this: 




What would "Desktop" be in this case? What if I want to run it such as:


variable = 'Desktop'


When I tried to get the type through Python, it returned Null (literally an empty space). The reason is I add a new build of a software - and it gets named "TestApp_2_4_20_0" and I want to use



variable = "TestApp_2_4_20_0"


 To change quickly.




If that isn't possible, is it possible to rename a program added midscript?


installer = TestedApps.Add('path\\TestApp_2_4_20_0.exe')
test = TestedApps.Items[installer]

Then the tested app is still named 'TestApp_2_4_20_0', when it would make my life easier if I could rename it.




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Re: What are the TestComplete variables?



> What would "Desktop" be in this case?

Desktop in this case is an object provided by TestComplete. See documentation for more details on it.


> To change quickly.

i don't know exact syntax for Python, but all scripting languages have eval()/evaluate() function (or a kind) that accepts a string that must conform to the given script language requirements, evaluates it as a code and returns a result.

So, say, for JScript the code will be like this:

var variable = 'Desktop';

var cmd = 'Sys.' + variable + '.KeyDown(0x0D)';



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Re: What are the TestComplete variables?

You can do TestedApps.Add to add a new tested app.  The code you have indicated should work.


But honestly, that seems a bit bulky.  If you can run your application at a command line, you should be able to utilize the WshShell.Exec method to execute the command line to run your application without needing to add it to TestedApps.

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