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Working with an embeded external process


I am trying to see if testcomplete works on the software I have to test. I am facing an issue.

To simplify, the software runs one process software.exe which is an heavy client. In this software, there are tabs displaying web pages using a home-made renderer. Let's say this renderer is an external process renderer.exe.

My issue is the object spy cannot see the objects inside the webpages (links, images, fields,....). It only gets the whole webpage object using the process software.exe.

As the webpage is displayed with another process renderer.exe I supposed that putting renderer.exe as TestedApp would fix my issue but it doesn't, the object spy still uses software.exe to get the objects and only gets the whole page object.

Is there any way to be able to get the objects inside the page ?

SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

Hi John,


What is the value of the web page control's WndClass property (you can check it using the Object Browser)? Also, if it's possible, please post here a screenshot of the Object Browser demonstrating how TestComplete recognizes the tabs.

BTW, I don't think that different processes affect this behavior.


Tanya Yatskovskaya
SmartBear Community and Education Manager

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