Quick Guide: Early Access to Desktop UI Automation

This guide will help you get started with the early access to our Desktop UI Automation.

We are still working on related documentation and training videos, but for now, this quick guide shows you how to start using Desktop UI Automation on your own.

 

Before you begin

Please note: For the best possible experience, we highly recommend that you use the early access version of Desktop UI Automation only if you are already familiar with how Leaptest works.

To get started with Leaptest, head over to our Learning Center and go through the training videos on web automation and on image and text recognition. You can also download a regular free trial of Leaptest right here.

 

1. Install Desktop UI Automation

First, please download and install the latest version of Leaptest from this page.

Choose between the latest release version or the latest unstable version. The latter will contain the most recent bug fixes and changes, but might, as indicated, come with some stability issues.

We recommend that you don’t use unstable or pre-release versions of Leaptest for production work. Since Desktop UI Automation is at the early access stage, it might contain defects, and for that reason should not be used for production work.

 

2. Enable Desktop UI Automation

Once the installation is complete, please follow this video guide to enable the Desktop UI Automation functionality:

 

 

3. Start experimenting!

After enabling the Desktop UI Automation functionality, you can start using it in Leaptest Studio. The following videos shows examples of how to capture desktop elements, run cases, and edit element locators:

 

 

 

At this point, we encourage you to start exploring and experimenting with Desktop UI Automation in Leaptest Studio.

 

4. Give us feedback

We would very much like to hear about your experience with our Desktop UI Automation functionality.

Did you get everything up and running as expected? Are you able to automate the desktop applications you expected? What types of issues have you run into?

All suggestions and comments are welcome.

How to get in touch

To report issues and send us comments, please contact support here or send an email to earlyaccess@leaptest.com. When you do, please remember to mention the versions of Windows and Leaptest you are using.

Please note that there may be a delay in answering questions and issues relating to Desktop UI Automation, as it is currently handled by our Product Team, not our Customer Success Team.

 

Known issues

Desktop UI Automation cases can’t be run in a schedule.

It is currently disabled, but will be enabled as soon as we’ve fixed some nasty defects.

Elements in certain tables can’t be captured.

While we currently support most table structures, you might run into cases where elements inside a table can’t be correctly captured. This is a known issue, but we’d still like to hear from you if it happens. Please include a screenshot and as many details you might have about the software in question.

Elements in certain visual controls can’t be captured.

While we currently support most visual controls, you might run into cases where some elements can’t be correctly captured. This is a known issue, but we’d still like to hear from you if it happens. Please include a screenshot and as many details you might have about the software in question.