NCover Documentation

QuickTest Professional can execute automation tests for web sites and applications in two different ways. QuickTest Professional executes tests either on an application that is already running or by starting an application and then executing tests on it. Each method requires a different NCover setup, and both possible NCover setup configurations are described below. For brevity, only setup with an application is described in detail. Setting up QuickTest Professional and NCover with a web site is very similar.

Case 1: The QuickTest Professional Test Starts The Application Under Test

The screenshot below shows the QTP record and run window configured to start the specified application and test it. The checkbox surrounded by the red border must be checked for this setup scenario to work.

Once this window opens in QTP and you've selected the right options, you'll also need to select the application to test by using the green checkbox that is surrounded by the blue border.

Once you've created and saved the test in QTP, close QuickTest Professional and start NCover Explorer. NCover Explorer should be in your start menu under the NCover folder. Open the Project Options window by clicking on the Manage Options button, and then click on the Project Configuration tab in the middle.

In the Path to application to application to profile field, enter the path to QTPro.exe. This is usually C:\Program Files\HP\QuickTest Professional\bin\QTPro.exe" as pictured. Make sure that the Keep Working Folder in sync with Application Path checkbox is checked.

Next, in the left-hand pane near the bottom of the Run Settings section, find and click on Output Options. Near the bottom of the page that opens up, find the Child Process Name field and enter the file name of the executable that QTP will start and test. In the QTP screenshot earlier, the right value was surrounded by a light green border. If QTP starts several applications at the same time and you want coverage on all of them, just add the name of each process to the "Child Process Name" field, and separate each name from the others with a semicolon (';').

Additional Configuration Instructions For 64-bit Operating Systems

Finally, in the left-hand pane find and click on NCover Path. Change the "path to NCover.Console" field to the location and filename of the x86 version of NCover, which is C:\Program Files (x86)\NCover\NCover.Console.exe.

That's it! Click the Close button in the bottom right corner, and then click the big green play button to start NCover coverage. Once QTP starts, execute the tests normally, and once you're done executing tests in QTP, close QTP and NCover will collect and display the coverage data.

Case 2: The QuickTest Professional Test Expects That The Application Under Test Is Already Running

The screenshot below shows the QTP record and run window configured to start the specified application and test it. The checkbox surrounded by the red border must be unchecked for this setup scenario to work.

Once this window opens in QTP and you've selected the right options, you'll also need to select the application to test by using the green checkbox that is surrounded by the blue border.

Once you've created and saved the test in QTP, Start NCover Explorer. (NCover Explorer should be in your Start Menu under the NCover folder). Open the Project Options window by clicking on the Manage Options button (pictured on the right), and then click on the Project Configuration tab in the middle.

In the Path to application to application to profile field, enter the path to the application that QTP will test. In this case, the path is C:\dev\ncover\main\release\ncover.registration86.exe (surrounded with a green border in the picture above), and make sure that the Keep Working Folder in sync with Application Path checkbox is checked.

Additional Configuration Instructions For 64-bit Operating Systems

Finally, in the left-hand pane find and click on NCover Path. Change the Path to NCover.Console field to the location and filename of the x86 version of NCover, which is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\NCover\NCover.Console.exe.

That's it! Click the Close button in the bottom right corner, and then click the big green play button to start NCover coverage. Once QTP starts, execute the tests normally, and once you're done executing tests in QTP, close QTP and NCover will collect and display the coverage data.

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