Add a Custom Step

Version 2015 R1

The Recording Surface can help build a wide range of automation and verification quickly and without having to resort to manual configuration. However, there are some steps that need to be added manually.

As of version 2015 R1 you can find the custom steps in the Step Builder under General section.

Web

TS

Standalone version
VS

VS plugin

WPF

TS

Standalone version
VS

VS plugin

Version 2014 R4 and earlier

The Recording Surface can help build a wide range of automation and verification quickly and without having to resort to manual configuration. However, there are some steps that need to be added manually. For these, use the "Add" ribbon in the Standalone version and the "Add" button in Visual Studio.

Web

Web Standalone Version
Standalone Version
VS Plugin
VS Plugin



WPF

Web Standalone Version
Standalone Version
VS Plugin
VS Plugin



  1. Test as Step - run an existing test as a single step.
  2. Navigate To - navigate to an url step.
  3. Coded Step - add a coded step and open the code editor.
  4. Execution Delay - pause the test for a specified amount of time.
  5. Maximize Browser - maximize, minimize or restore the active browser (Change Window State for WPF).
  6. Clear Browser Cache - clears all cookies, temp files or history from the active browser depending on the user's choice.
  7. Refresh Browser - refresh the active browser.
  8. Capture Browser - take a screenshot of only the browser or the
  9. Comment - display a text comment as a single test step and in the test log. entire desktop.
  10. Wait For URL - suspend the test until the specified URL is loaded into the browser address bar.
  11. Comment - a comment as a step in the test
  12. Custom Annotation - add a note to display when running "Quick Execution" with Annotation turned on.
  13. Inspection Point - pause the test and display the DOM Explorer.
  14. Manual Step - display a dialog box to enter directions for a manual step.
  15. Change Window State - alter the state of the WPF application window.
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