Chapter 20. IDE Reference Manual

Table of Contents

20.1. Main Window
20.1.1. Main Window Actions
20.1.2. Perspectives
20.1.3. Control Bar Window
20.2. Views
20.2.1. Application Objects view
20.2.2. Breakpoints view
20.2.3. Console view
20.2.4. Call Hierarchy view
20.2.5. Debug view
20.2.6. Editor view
20.2.7. Global Scripts view
20.2.8. Methods view
20.2.9. Object Map view
20.2.10. Outline view
20.2.11. Properties view
20.2.12. Runner/Server Log view
20.2.13. Search view
20.2.14. Settings view
20.2.15. Test Results view
20.2.16. Test Suites view
20.2.17. Test Summary view
20.2.18. Variables view
20.2.19. Verification Point Creator view
20.3. Dialogs
20.3.1. Customize Perspective dialog
20.3.2. Find/Replace dialog
20.3.3. Import Squish Resource dialog
20.3.4. Manage AUTs dialog
20.3.5. New dialog
20.3.6. New Squish Test Case wizard
20.3.7. New Squish Test Data dialog
20.3.8. New Squish Test Script dialog
20.3.9. New Squish Test Suite wizard
20.3.10. Object Not Found dialog
20.3.11. Open Perspective dialog
20.3.12. Pref­er­ences dialog
20.3.13. Screenshot Verification Point dialog
20.3.14. Search dialog
20.3.15. Show View dialog
20.3.16. Squish Server Settings dialog
20.3.17. Switch to Editor dialog
20.4. Keyboard Shortcuts

This Squish IDE User's Guide explains all aspects and features of the Squish 4 IDE in detail. To learn how to use Squish it is best to start with one of the tutorials, and then at least skim read the User Guide (Chapter 17) and Tools Reference Manual (Chapter 19). This document is designed purely to provide details of the Squish IDE for those already familiar with Squish.

As noted in the tutorials, the Squish IDE works just like the Eclipse IDE. If you aren't used to Eclipse it is crucial to understand one key concept: Views and Perspectives. In Eclipse (and therefore in the Squish IDE), a View is essentially a child window (perhaps a dock window, or a tab in an existing window). And a Perspective is a collection of Views arranged together. Both are accessible through the Window menu.

The Squish IDE is supplied with three Perspectives—Squish Test Management (which is the Perspective that the Squish IDE starts with), Squish Test Debugging, and Squish Spy. You can change these Perspectives to include additional Views (or to get rid of any Views that you don't want), and you can create your own Perspectives with exactly the Views you want. So if your windows change dramatically it just means that the Perspective changed; you can always use the Window menu to change back to the Perspective you want.

Keep in mind that the Squish IDE is being continually developed: this means that some menus, menu items, and toolbar buttons may move or have different icons from those shown here, and also that more menu items and toolbar buttons may be added before this document is updated to cover them. For the same reason some of the screenshots may not match those you see in your version of the Squish IDE. For example, the menubar, menus, and toolbars had several changes in Squish 4.2 (see IDE (Section 2.14.2)).