[Ann] Cobra 3.0 - Windows GUI test automation tool

Nagappan Alagappan nagappan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 01:07:30 UTC 2013



- Added getcellsize / getcellvalue, returns table cell size and value
- API getaccesskey() is available, it returns the access key of a control
- API appunderteset() is available, it is used to assign tested application
to improve test speed and performance
- Fix the missing window issue
- Fix some i18n/l10n environment issues
- API getcombovalue() is available, it returns a default value of a combobox
- Fix combobox operation problem in APIs: comboselect / verifyselect /
showlist / hidelist / getallitem
- Fix inaccurate waiting time problem in hastate()
- Fix shift key problem in enterstring()


- John Yingjun Li <yingjunli at gmail.com>
- VMware colleagues

Please spread the word and also share your feedback with us (email
me: nagappan at gmail.com).

About LDTP:

Cross Platform GUI test automation tool Linux version is LDTP, Windows
version is Cobra and Mac version is PyATOM.

* Linux version is known to work on GNOME / KDE (QT >= 4.8) / Java Swing
/ LibreOffice / Mozilla application on all major Linux distribution
* Windows version is known to work on application written in .NET / C++
/ Java / QT on Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP2 / Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8.
* Mac version is known to work on OS X Snow Leopard /Lion/Mountain Lion.
Where ever PyATOM runs, LDTP should work on it.

Tests can be written in: Python/Ruby/Perl/Java/C#/Clojure/VB.NET/PowerShell

Download source: https://github.com/ldtp/cobra

Download binary (Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8):
System requirement: .NET 3.5, refer README.txt after installation

Documentation references:

For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit

For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for
this release can be got from http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/user-doc/index.html
Java doc - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/javadoc/

Report bugs - http://ldtp.freedesktop.org/wiki/Bugs

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Cross platform GUI testing
Linux Desktop (GUI Application) Testing Project -
Cobra - Windows GUI Automation tool - https://github.com/ldtp/cobra
ATOMac - Mac GUI Automation tool - https://github.com/pyatom/pyatom

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