Displaying test object information

You use the Test Object Inspector to examine graphical components visible in the running application and display information about those objects, such as parent hierarchy, inheritance hierarchy, test object properties, non value properties, and method information.


  1. Start the application that contains the objects you want information about.
  2. Start the Test Object Inspector in either of two ways:
    • From the product menu, click Run > Test Object Inspector .
    • From the product toolbar, click the Open Test Object Inspector button Open Test Object Inspector.

    The Test Object Inspector does not display information for the test object under the cursor.

    For an enabled Java™ or already-infested application, Test Object Inspector automatically tracks the cursor and performs live updates immediately after you open the application.

    Note: If the application is not active, Test Object Inspector does not capture objects in the application. You must pause on the application to force the infestation before Test Object Inspector can track the cursor and perform live updates against that application.
  3. If the application is not Java-enabled or already-infested, hover the mouse over the object in the application, and press Shift.

    Test Object Inspector captures the object and copies the test object information displayed in the Test Object Inspector window to the system Clipboard.

    To select another test object, click the Resume Resume button and move your cursor to the other test object.

  4. Use the View menu to select the type of information to display.