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What's new in RIATest 6.2.6

  • Fix loading of HTTPS secure pages on new Chrome versions.

Older Changes

Changes from version 6.2.4 to 6.2.5:

  • Fix loading of HTML pages on Firefox 32.

Changes from version 6.2.3 to 6.2.4:

  • Added RIATest Loader for Apache Flex SDK 4.12 and Flex SDK 4.13
  • Added missing RIATest Loader files for Apache Flex SDK 4.11

Changes from version 6.2.3 to 6.2.4:

  • Added RIATest Loader for Apache Flex SDK 4.12 and Flex SDK 4.13
  • Added missing RIATest Loader files for Apache Flex SDK 4.11

Changes from version 6.2.2 to 6.2.3:

  • Fix lookup of chrome.exe on Windows.

Changes from version 6.2.1 to 6.2.2:

  • Fix loading on Chrome.

Changes from version 6.2 to 6.2.1:

  • Fix error "Referral returned from server".

Changes from version 6.1 to 6.2:

  • Fix loading of HTML pages in Chrome.
  • Added RIATest Loader for Apache Flex SDK 4.11

Changes from version 6.0 to 6.1:

  • Fix Verify Image capability from Object Inspector view for Flex objects.
  • Fix incorrect warning on 'include' statement when non-const file name is provided.
  • Fixed: crash when removing a script from project on Mac OS X

Changes from version 5.3 to 6.0:


  • Windows UI Automation Smart Recorder
  • Windows 8 Metro UI Automation Support .
  • Improved Video Recording to include the position of the acted object.
  • Automatically synchronize on Flex cursor state.
  • Improved HTML support.
  • Added SVG elements support.


  • New consolidated Script Errors View to show results of background syntax checks.
  • Execution States in Project View.
  • Go to Definition Capability.
  • New Find dialog.

RIAScript Language

  • include_once statement.
  • Bitwise shift operators.
  • Ability to Do HTTP Requests.
  • Simple exec() function.
  • Ability to restrict locator search scope via Flex.setLocatorOption(LO_DEEP_SEARCH,val) call.

Changes from version 5.2 to 5.3:

  • Improved documentation: added multiple script code examples.
  • Correct values of WVS_MAXIMIZED and WVS_MINIMIZED flags.
  • Fix HTML OBJECT element recognition in Firefox.
  • Fixed: HTML element could not be found if automationIndex was specified in the locator.

Changes from version 5.1 to 5.2:

  • Apache Flex SDK 4.9 Runtime Loader added.
  • Html.goToURL function now works correctly when RIATest listens on an alternate port.
  • Improved speed of waitfor(Html.pageLoaded()) operation.
  • ExtJS Menu recognition fixed.
  • ExtJS Window header tool button recognition fixed.
  • Fix error message on Firefox Agent startup.
  • Fixed: RIATest loses connection to Flex part of app after HTML navigation.
  • Fixed: project option changes sometimes were not saved.
  • Fixed: Flex AIR applications failed to connect to RIATest IDE at startup.

Changes from version 5.0.5 to 5.1:

Flex application testing:

  • Apache Flex SDK 4.8 Runtime Loader added.
  • Allow Flex applications with empty id.
  • Fix incorrect positioning of system mouse events in some Flex applications in Firefox.
  • Fix Flex ROLL_OVER/ROLL_OUT event sequencing when low-level mouse actions are performed.

HTML and ExtJS testing:

  • Windows UI Automation now supported on HTML applications.
  • HTML Inspection now correctly works for IFRAMEs.
  • HTML Frameset is now supported.
  • Fix "access denied" message in Firefox 16+ on certain dynamically loading HTML objects.
  • Fix handling of Ext JS DateField object.
  • Fix Ext JS form field recognition.

Other changes:

  • Debug break at correct position when unhandled exception occurs.
  • Honor debug break preferences when unhandled exception or waitfor timeout occur.
  • setOption function to configure mouse emulation modes.
  • Fix crash on first Firefox launch if it was done using openBrowser call.
  • Fix crash when toggling "Show all properties" in Object Inspector without a selected item.
  • Fix memory corruption during video recording on Mac.

Changes from version 5.0 to 5.0.5:

  • Stack view now shows a correct stack when unhandled exception or fatal error occurs.
  • Fixed crash on project reload when project options dialog is open.
  • Fixed crash in object inspector when trying to verify without an object selected.
  • Fixed crash in Standard Edition when saving project options.

Changes from version 4.7 to 5.0:


  • HTML and ExtJS automation now available.
  • Screen recording during test execution.
  • Auto-saving of execution results.


  • Object Inspector view now shows Flex and HTML application object trees.
  • Execution screen recording playback view.
  • Project options to configure what execution results are created.
  • Currently executing script indicator in the project view.

RIAScript Language

  • Image object to represent bitmap images.
  • HtmlLocator to represent HTML UI objects.
  • Html object to group HTML-related top-level functions.
  • Screen object to work with displays and take screenshots.
  • Results object to work with execution results.
  • getScriptInfo function.
  • getStackTrace function available error objects.
  • getObjectImage function for Flex objects.
  • operator 'is'.

Changes from version 4.6 to 4.6.1:

  • Hotfix: crash in certain conditions when executing actions (was introduced in 4.6).

Changes from version 4.5 to 4.6:

  • Added support for SkinnablePopUpContainer.
  • Fixed long-standing crash bug on tooltip expression evaluation.
  • Mac: Fixed crash after "Remote call timed out" error message.

Changes from version 4.4 to 4.5:

  • Mac: fix encoding problems when pasting from TextWrangler.
  • Update code signing to confirm to Windows UIA requirements.
  • Eclipse/Flash Builder plugin bug fixes.

Changes from version 4.3 to 4.4:

  • Eclipse/Flash Builder plugin Beta (see below).
  • Runtime Loader for Flex SDK 3.6 and SDK 4.6 applications.
  • closeBrowser no longer crashes when passed a wrong parameter type.
  • CSVStream.readLine no longer crashes on incorrect file streams.
  • exitProject() function now works correctly.
  • Fix handling of script files which do not confirm to UTF-8 encoding.

Changes from version 4.2 to 4.3:

  • RIATest License Server can now serve version 3 and 4 licenses simultaneously.
  • exitProject() script function added.
  • /ox and /oj command line options can be now specified simultaneously.
  • Bug fixes.

Changes from version 4.1 to 4.2:

  • Multiple RIATest instances can be run simultaneously on one machine.
  • Spark DataGrid support added.
  • Code completion improvements.
  • System event simulation on Flex objects now works correctly on multi-monitor systems.
  • Ability to find a descendant of SysLocator (getDescendant function).
  • New script functions added (getTypeName, toPrintableString, hasOwnProperty, getProcessId, getWindow, getLastBrowser).
  • Bug fixes.

Changes from version 4.0 to 4.1:

  • Flex 4.5 support.
  • JUnit style reporting. See command line option /oj.
  • New project option to enable/disable Windows UI Automation per project.
  • Bug fixes.

Changes from version 3.8.1 to 4.0:


  • Windows UI Automation now available.
  • Image-based component automation.
  • Bitmap checkpoints (Image verification).
  • OS-level keyboard and mouse event emulation [Windows only].


  • Callstack view.
  • Watch view.
  • Object Inspector view [Windows only].
  • Image Repository view.
  • Find in Files.
  • Additional debugging control (Step Over, Step Out, Run To Cursor, Set Position To Cursor).

RIAScript Language


  • Object Inspector for secondary AIR windows.
  • Configurable locator behavior (setLocatorOption function).
  • Multiple connections with same application ID now supported.
  • User-defined Flex Global Exception handler function (registerErrorHandler function).

Changes from version 3.8 to 3.8.1:

  • Fix re-throw bug (was not working).
  • Fix crash of exec() function on certain regular expressions.
  • closeBrowser now cancels the waiting for Agent connection initiated by previous openBrowser call.

Changes from version 3.7 to 3.8:

  • Date.getTimezoneOffset() bug fixed (was working wrong on Mac).
  • Added keyPress event support to SparkListBase.
  • Fixed: "break" from "switch" had no effect if placed inside a brace block.
  • Fixed: it was impossible to set breakpoints after some statements.
  • Fixed: crashed in certain cases when a file open in editor was modified outsite RIATest.

Changes from version 3.6 to 3.7:

  • Project workspace is now saved anytime the project is saved.
  • Added support for text input related events for SparkComboBox.
  • Fixed incorrect ordering of parameters in calltips for certain functions.
  • Fixed CSVStream.writeLine bug.

Changes from version 3.5 to 3.6:

  • Methods of GUI objects can be now called without declaring them in class information file.
  • Fixed crash on include statement trying to access unreadable files.

Changes from version 3.4 to 3.5:

  • Spark ItemRenderer support.
  • Drag/drop support for Spark List.
  • Spark ButtonBarBase and TabBar support.
  • Fixed: breakpoints could not be set on some assignment expressions and the following lines.
  • Fixed syntax error message on incorrect assignment expressions.

Changes from version 3.3 to 3.4:

  • Flex 4 Spark components support.
  • now correctly returns data even if the process is already terminated.
  • Fixed crash on editor selection scrolling out of view.
  • Fixed crash on Mac when adding new group.
  • Fixed HTML report date/time output for empty scripts.
  • Fixed code completion bug.

Changes from version 3.2 to 3.3:

  • Flex SDK 3.5 support added.
  • Windows 7 support added.
  • Fixed startup crash on invalid classinfo XML files.

Changes from version 3.1 to 3.2:

  • Improved documentation.
  • TabNavigator itemClick recording fixed.
  • Fixed crash on Process constructor if argument contained % character.
  • Fixed crash on empty RegExp to string conversion.
  • License Server Monitor now correctly accepts floating license keys (was bug in 3.1)
  • Other bug fixes.

Changes from version 3.0 to 3.1:

  • Fixed Flex 4 AIR secondary window support bug.
  • Fixed IE8 operation when RIATest was launched by a Windows service.
  • Fixed RIATest Agent startup bug for certain applications.
  • Fixed crashes caused by background syntax checker on certain errors.
  • Detect stack overflow if infinite recursion happens on certain built-in functions.
  • Correct masks in file selection dialogs on Mac.

Changes from version 2.4 to 3.0:


  • Mac OS X version now available.
  • Flex 4 Spark components preliminary support.
  • Test results converter utility rtxml2html.


  • Code Completion.
  • Background Syntax Check.
  • Test results visualization reports.
  • Recording options (automationName/id, minimal/verbose).
  • Developer productivity mode (always accept connections).

RIAScript Language


  • Component icons are shown in hierarchy inspector.
  • Connect button now available when not connected.
  • Ability to specify classinfo from delegate class.
  • Separate Runtime Loader now available for each Flex SDK version 3.0-3.4, 4.0.

Changes from version 2.3 to 2.4:

  • Flex 4 Halo applications are now supported.
  • Fixed runtime error with Flex 3.3 and Flex 3.4 applications.
  • RIATestAgent.swc is now linking externally to all libraries.

Changes from version 2.2 to 2.3:

  • Fixed bug (sometimes returned garbage).
  • Fixed Agent toolbar styles for custom skinned applications.
  • Fixed project desktop restoring bug (incorrect operation with .rtw files).
  • Fixed Number.toString() bug.
  • Fixed IDE crash on externally modified file reload.
  • Execution now properly finishes when running a project without "Close browser on test complete" option from command line.
  • Label-less TabNavigator now supported.

Changes from version 2.1 to 2.2:

  • Fixed bug with double Agent toolbars appearing if a popup was created in the preinitialize event of application.
  • Fixed URL expansion when using local RIATest Loader.

Changes from version 2.0 to 2.1:

  • switch statement parsing bug fixed.
  • Locator compose operator -> bug fixed (was modifying left argument).
  • Vista/IE7 browser is now closing normally at the end of execution.
  • RIATest Loader now works with IE7.
  • RIATest Loader now works with applicaitons compiled with Flex SDK 3.2.
  • New command line option /rf to specify a file listing enabled/disabled state of scripts.
  • Command line option /l now correctly processes custom commands which include url to launch.
  • Exit code 6 now returned as expected on agent connection time out.
  • Installer adds riatest.exe to Windows Firewall exceptions to avoid warning message when launching applications.
  • DateField keyboard and text selection events are now correctly replayed.
  • Date type properties are now natively transfered from Flex application to RIATest.
  • Added new <results> node to XML results file.

Changes from version 1.6 to 2.0:


  • Object can be now located using any property or combination of properties.
  • Locators now accept RegExp for pattern matching against property values.
  • Ability to have full manual control on browser opening and shutdown (openBrowser/closeBrowser global functions).
  • Any property of component can be now retrieved, including complex types (e.g. ArrayCollection, etc.).
  • Can automate context (right-click) menu.
  • Ability to pass external project global parameters when running from command line and use them from within test script.
  • Tabular Data support.


  • Capability to run single or multiple scripts or groups instead of the whole project.
  • Breakpoints.
  • Code Edit and Continue.
  • Capability to output test results in XML format.
  • Option to disable current line animation when running.
  • Option to open new script files in existing editor window when running.
  • External project global parameters definition window.
  • Editor bookmarks.
  • Messages view filters.

RIAScript Language

  • New 'switch' statement.
  • New Date Object.
  • New Math Object.
  • New RegExp Object.
  • New UIDUtil Object.


  • Object Inspector now also shows object hirerachy.
  • Option to show all properties of objects in Object Inspector.
  • Inspection performance is improved.
  • Agent window can be moved and resized even when inspecting.

Changes from version 1.5 to 1.6:

  • Fix Agent toolbar in some AIR Applications (toolbar was not visible in WindowedApplication with unspecified widht and height).
  • itemClick events on charts are now recorded and executed properly.

Changes from version 1.0 to 1.5:

  • Custom components are now fully supported. Read details here.
  • Multiple simultaneous SWF applications can now connect and be automated by RIATest.
  • Flex 2 support added (RIATestAgent2.swc Agent for Flex 2 applications provided).
  • New RIAScript Process class to control external processes.
  • 'Exec Command' project launch option added (useful for AIR applications).
  • Batch execution time limit (command line -t option) and error number limit (command line -e option) features.
  • Improved automatic synchronization (now synchronizes on the event's related objects too).
  • Environment variable RIATEST is registered during installation and points to the installation directory.
  • The RIATest Agent Toolbar is now hidden when running.
  • Runtime Loader is now marked by the installer as Globally Trusted to avoid security related problems.
  • Empty FormItem labels no longer result in a crash and are inspected properly (workaround Flex SDK bug).
  • Non-List (e.g. DataGrid) dropDownFactory for the ComboBox selection change event is now recorded properly (workaround Flex SDK bug).
  • RIATest now runs on Windows 2000.
  • Bug fixes.

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