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eValid -- Desktop Mode Recording
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Desktop Mode recording provides basic record/play capabilities in certain windows that do not have eValid record/play capability. These windows can have been launched from the eValid browser by the WebSite under test, or they can be existing windows on the Desktop.

Entering Desktop Mode
During recording either press Ctrl-F12, or use the following eValid pulldown menu sequence to turn on Desktop Mode recording:

  eValid: Record > Advanced Recording > Record Desktop Window

This action will bring up the following dialog box:

eValid Window Selector Box

If there are no desktop applications running you will be given the option to continue or not.

If there are desktop applications running, you will have the choice of which window to continue recording from. Once selected the recording process continues normally.

Note that the eValid browser window and any sub-browser windows, and the eValid script window, are specifically NOT included in this list.

Desktop Recording Mode Summary
When Desktop Mode is active during recording you can capture these kinds of events:

Desktop Validation Mode Summary
Application Mode provides for these kinds of data capture for validation purposes.

Additional Notes and Hints
Here are some additional notes and hints about Desktop Mode.

Unitary Resource Note
The desktop, like the cache, is a unitary resource that is shared between all eValid browsers running on your machine at any one time. Like the cach, you may need to use the Lock/Unlock MUTEX command to prevent ambiguous operations due to interactions at the desktop level between two or more eValid instances running at the same time.