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Test The Whole App, Including The UI

User interface development tools company Infragistics has this month announced two editions of its TestAdvantage for Windows Forms 2011 Volume 2. The product itself is best described as a collection of custom libraries built for automated UI testing. Exclusively aligned towards Microsoft-centric technologies, the company says that it will make testing applications built with the recently released NetAdvantage for Windows Forms easier.

The two lengthily named versions go by the name of TestAdvantage for Windows Forms (for HP QuickTest Professional software) and TestAdvantage for Windows Forms (for IBM Rational Functional Tester). Infragistics suggests that while automated testing tools addressing various stages of the application development lifecycle have been readily available in the past, developers building their application user interfaces have not been able to take advantage of this high-performance testing functionality.

According to the company's website, "Testing the user interface, which is often built with various plug-in tools that deliver essential functionality driving the application, has been painful due to the limited knowledge of the tool's object model by the automated testing tools. This scenario has often left developers either taking on the tedious task of writing custom code to test their applications or even not testing the user interface at all."

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