Recording Toolbar

Once a recording session is started the Recorder Toolbar gets connected to the browser/WPF application instance.

Attaching the recorder

DOM Explorer Options

Below are listed its features related to the DOM explorer and how you could use these during recording:

Enable/Disable Hover Over Highlighting
Enable/Disable Hover Over Highlighting (Use keyboard shortcut -press "Pause/Break" button to toggle)
Pause Recording Pause Recording (Use keyboard shortcut - press "Print Screen" button to toggle)
Start Recording Start Recording (Use keyboard shortcut - press "Print Screen" button to toggle)
Reconnect Recorder Reconnect Recorder - Restores communication between Test Studio and the recording browser window or WPF app, if necessary
Navigation panel Navigation panel - Type URL to record and navigate to, Refresh the Browser, use the arrows to navigate Back or Forward
Dock/Undock / Dock/Undock Undock/Dock - Undock the recorder toolbar from the browser/WPF window or dock it back
Add to elements repository Add To Elements Repository - Add a single or multiple elements to the Elements Explorer)
Elements tree/tag view Elements Tree/Tag View Whether to display the elements as tree view or tag view

Step Builder Options

On the right side of the recording toolbar you can find the Actions and Verifications steps from the Step Builder. Adding steps during recording is necessary in some special occasions - if you need a drag&drop step or an advanced verification.

Other possible scnearios when is recommended to use the Step Builder from the Recorder Toolbar are usually related to specific applications and how these are built. If Record&Playback doesn't work out of the box usually the structure of application does not allow recognition of separate elements identified by unique attributes. Then the only option left is to manually select the correct element in DOM explorer and add the necessary steps.

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