Expecco Reflection Library

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Introduction

The Reflection Library contains building blocks to automate expecco itself. Its main use is to automatically generate test suites or libraries. For example, to import specifications in a textual format, a database or a QM-system and generate test skeletons or concrete action blocks and/or test suites.

For more information, please refer to the documentation and examples inside the library.

Typical Uses

The reflection library can be used to:

  • automatically generate testsuites from textual descriptions
  • automatically generate datatypes (e.g. from textual descriptions)
  • merge, filter testsuites
  • bulk renaming, bulk annotating of elements in a number of suites
  • extraction of annotations from a number of suites

Browser Manipulation

These include blocks to simulate various user actions, either towards the currently running expecco application, or to a secondary expecco window. For example, to open, close expecco windows, to switch to particular tabs, or to change the selection in the item tree.

Project Manipulation

Includes blocks to create test suites, to manipulate environments (create/modify variables), and to load and save test suite files (".ets"-files). There are both blocks which operate on a browser window, and blocks which operate on a project object itself (i.e. without a need for a browser window).

Tree Manipulation

Includes blocks to create actions, datatypes, attachments and folders in a project's item tree.

Diagram Editing

Includes blocks to create activity diagrams, to add steps and to connect pins.

Text Editing

These operate on the currently running expecco, and are mostly useful for code-generation utilities, which can be bound to user-defined menu items.

Execution

This allows for a testplan to be executed automatically, under control of another activity.

Reporting

Actions to generate test reports.



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