Viewing a mouse sequence

You can use mouse sequences to view complex mouse movements on the screen.

Before you begin

Mouse sequences provide a graphical view of a series of mouse move events. This is particularly useful when a large number of mouse move events are meaningful to the application. For example, drawing the letter e in a paint program is represented as a mouse down event, a mouse sequence, and a mouse up. In the test editor, the sequence graphically displays how the letter e is drawn in the application. If any screen captures were taken during the recorded session, the sequence will be shown over the screen capture.

In most cases, you will rely on the mouse sequences that were recorded with the test. However, in some cases, you might want to manually refactor mouse events into sequence.

Note: Because Citrix tests contain low level user input and synchronizations, minor changes can prevent the test from working. When editing these tests, you must ensure that they are functionally identical.

Procedure

  1. Open the test in the test editor
  2. Expand a window event and select the sequence in the Test Contents area.
  3. In the Test Element Details area, you can view the following information:
    Display mouse sequences for
    This option specifies how you want to display previous, current, or all mouse sequences in the current mouse sequence:
    Current® sequence
    Only the current mouse sequence is displayed in the test editor. This option is selected by default.
    Previous and current sequences
    The current mouse sequence is displayed with any previous mouse sequences.
    All sequences
    All mouse sequences are displayed simultaneously.
    Fit screen to visible area
    Select this option to adjust the display of the mouse sequence to the available area in the test editor. If disabled, the screen capture will be the actual size, which might require scrolling. This option is enabled by default.
    Screen capture area
    This area represents the mouse movements on the screen. If a screen capture was recorded, it is displayed in the background. Mouse sequences are displayed as specified.
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