Chapter 8. IDE Reference Manual

Table of Contents

8.1. Main Window
8.1.1. Main Window Actions
8.1.2. Perspectives
8.1.3. Control Bar Window
8.2.1. Application Objects view
8.2.2. Breakpoints view
8.2.3. Console view
8.2.4. Call Hierarchy view
8.2.5. Debug view
8.2.6. Editor view
8.2.7. Global Scripts view
8.2.8. Methods view
8.2.9. Object Map view
8.2.10. Outline view
8.2.11. Properties view
8.2.12. Runner/Server Log view
8.2.13. Search view
8.2.14. Settings view
8.2.15. Test Results view
8.2.16. Test Suites view
8.2.17. Test Summary view
8.2.18. Variables view
8.2.19. Verification Point Creator view
8.3. Dialogs
8.3.1. Customize Perspective dialog
8.3.2. Find/Replace dialog
8.3.3. Import Squish Resource dialog
8.3.4. Manage AUTs dialog
8.3.5. New dialog
8.3.6. New Squish Test Case wizard
8.3.7. New Squish Test Data dialog
8.3.8. New Squish Test Script dialog
8.3.9. New Squish Test Suite wizard
8.3.10. Object Not Found dialog
8.3.11. Open Perspective dialog
8.3.12. Pref­er­ences dialog
8.3.13. Screenshot Verification Point dialog
8.3.14. Search dialog
8.3.15. Show View dialog
8.3.16. Squish Server Settings dialog
8.3.17. Switch to Editor dialog
8.3.18. Visual Verification Point editor
8.4. 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 5) and Tools Reference Manual (Chapter 7). 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 2.24.2)).