If you want to be efficient in development of test scripts, you must be
familiar with features of the script
editor which is provided in the T-Plan Robot GUI. It was
designed to make development of test scripts easy. As
most of the features are described in the Script Editor help page and
demonstrated in the video below, here's just a short summary of what it
- Syntax highlighting.
The editor displays components of the scripting language in different
styles and colors which makes reading of the code easier.
- Automatic (on-the-fly)
Modified scripts get automatically compiled (verified) after a few
seconds of idle time and eventual errors in syntax are displayed.
- Error highlighting.
The editor highlights commands which contain syntax errors and provides
error description through a tool tip message and the status bar. An
example can be seen in the last command on the picture.
- Command and Snippet
Wizards. The Command Wizard gets initialized with Ctrl+Enter and
allows to create a command skeleton and define its parameters. The
Snippet Wizard opens with Ctrl+I and provides a list of frequently used
pieces of code (snippets).
- Context menu. Right
click onto a command in editor to get a context menu with available
- Execution progress tracing.
The editor highlights the currently executed
line during script execution.
- Partial execution support.
To run just part of the script simply select
the code you want to execute and hit Execute
- Break points. A
break point is a command (line in editor) where the executed script
should suspend. An example of break point is the red line on the
Take a tour of the script editor by watching the following video. We
strongly suggest you to start T-Plan Robot Enterprise and try out the
features on your own as they are demonstrated. The test script we are
going to play with is the recently discussed calculator one. Revisit
the Scripting Language Principles topic to
get the code and copy it to your script editor before you start.
on Windows XP