Interview Questions on WinRunner

Have you integrated your automated scripts from TestDirector? – When you work with WinRunner, you can choose to save your tests directly to your TestDirector database or while creating a test case in the TestDirector we can specify whether the script in automated or manual. And if it is automated script then TestDirector will build […]


  1. Have you integrated your automated scripts from TestDirector? – When you work with WinRunner, you can choose to save your tests directly to your TestDirector database or while creating a test case in the TestDirector we can specify whether the script in automated or manual. And if it is automated script then TestDirector will build a skeleton for the script that can be later modified into one which could be used to test the AUT.
  2. What are the different modes of recording? – There are two type of recording in WinRunner.  Context Sensitive recording records the operations you perform on your application by identifying Graphical User Interface (GUI) objects. Analog recording records keyboard input, mouse clicks, and the precise x- and y-coordinates traveled by the mouse pointer across the screen.
  3. What is the purpose of loading WinRunner Add-Ins?  – Add-Ins are used in WinRunner to load functions specific to the particular add-in to the memory. While creating a script only those functions in the add-in selected will be listed in the function generator and while executing the script only those functions in the loaded add-in will be executed else WinRunner will give an error message saying it does not recognize the function.
  4. What are the reasons that WinRunner fails to identify an object on the GUI?  – WinRunner fails to identify an object in a GUI due to various reasons.  The object is not a standard windows object. If the browser used is not compatible with the WinRunner version, GUI Map Editor will not be able to learn any of the objects displayed in the browser window.
  5. What is meant by the logical name of the object? – An object’s logical name is determined by its class. In most cases, the logical name is the label that appears on an object.
  6. If the object does not have a name then what will be the logical name?  – If the object does not have a name then the logical name could be the attached text.
  7. What is the different between GUI map and GUI map files? – The GUI map is actually the sum of one or more GUI map files. There are two modes for organizing GUI map files. Global GUI Map file: a single GUI Map file for the entire application. GUI Map File per Test: WinRunner automatically creates a GUI Map file for each test created.
  8. GUI Map file is a file which contains the windows and the objects learned by the WinRunner with its logical name and their physical description.

  9. How do you view the contents of the GUI map? – GUI Map editor displays the content of a GUI Map. We can invoke GUI Map Editor from the Tools Menu in WinRunner. The GUI Map Editor displays the various GUI Map files created and the windows and objects learned in to them with their logical name and physical description.
  10. When you create GUI map do you record all the objects of specific objects?  – If we are learning a window then WinRunner automatically learns all the objects in the window else we will we identifying those object, which are to be learned in a window, since we will be working with only those objects while creating scripts.

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