Desktop Explorer - Feb 24, 2014

qTest Explorer Release Notes

Version - Integrated Edition (Feb 24, 2014)
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1.       Summary

This release addresses several qTest Explorer issues:

  • Updated the Explorer capture engine to work with the latest release of Chrome browser.
  • Fixed issue where Firefox browser crashes when recording Silverlight applications
  • Other minor issues.


2.       Known Bugs and Limitations

Below is the list of known limitations with external tracker integration and capability to capture specific frameworks. 

  • Integrations
    • With Rally: Submitting a defect to Rally and users select an owner (from the list provided to Rally) who doesn’t have proper permission on the selected project, submission is valid and successful but the selected owner will not be able to view the defect on Rally.
    • With FogBugz:
      • Cannot retrieve custom fields from FogBugz.
      • Cannot set value for field “Notify More Users” and this field is excluded from defect submission to FogBugz.
    • With HP Quality Center (HPQC):
      • Cannot submit defect with dependent fields that need to be verified.
      • Parent fields are not stayed on top of child fields with dependent fields.
      • Only supports custom fields’ dependency between dropdown – dropdown list.
      • If dependency settings on qTest Explorer are different to settings in HPQC, the defect can be submitted to HPQC but the values in dependent fields are not exact as HPQC’s settings.
    • With Bugzilla: Does not support special characters.
    • With VersionOne: Does not support dependent fields.
    • With TFS2010:
      • Displays “field name” instead of “display name” of the fields.
      • Cannot get “TreePath” control type. The textbox for the fields with TreePath control type is displayed instead.
    • With JIRA:
      • Cannot add custom field if JIRA’s version is earlier than v4.4.x.
      • Fields settings are lost after upgraded qTest Explorer from v2.5.0 or earlier versions to v2.5.1. 
  • Capture engine
    • Capture scrolling window feature does not worked on Chrome 33
    • WPF: Date Picker control  – Can capture steps but not image of DatePicker control on WinXP.
    • WPF: Rich Text box control – Cannot capture content in RichText box.
    • MFC: Tab control – Cannot capture tab name.
    • WinForm: Picture box control – Captures picture box control as “Click here”.
    • SWT: ExpandBar control – Captures expandbar control as “Click here”.
    • SWT: Slider control – Captures slider as “Click here”.
    • Swing: SplitPane control – Captures the control as “Click here”.
    • Swing: Jtable control – Cannot capture content.
    • Extended monitor:
      •  Incorrect image captured when taskbar has two rows, a part of taskbar is included in the images.
    • Capture console – Cannot capture context menu & dialog on XP and Vista.
    • Captures entire text on notepad or text area
    • Displays captured value in Chinese character when recording notepad ++
    • Un-recognized UI controls will be captured with generic description such as ‘Click here’ or ‘Type here’.
    • Note: For qTest Explorer to recognize actions on controls of recorded application properly, user should install the update package from Microsoft (more details at for Win XP and Vista. 
  • Others
    • Cannot define hotkey with the following combinations:
      •  Only number (e.g.1, 2,..) or only letter (e.g. a, b,…)
      •  Alt + <key> (e.g. Alt + R)
      •  Alt + Shift + <key> (e.g. Alt + Shift + C)
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