Announce: Cobra 2.0 - Windows GUI test automation tool



* Java / C# / VB.NET / PowerShell / Ruby are now officially supported LDTP scripting languages other than Python
* Approximately 130 APIs are compatible with Linux version of LDTP
* C# client is compatible with Mono .NET framework and we have tested it on Linux/Mac
* Identify object name based on automation id (window id, as per SilkTest users)
* i18n support
* CPU / Memory logging
* Remote test execution

New features:

* List / Tree item API's are added
* Scroll to the element if the respective pattern is enabled
* Added new characters in keyboard input
* Object lookup based on wildcard("?")
* Double click on allowed object's
* Added hyper link widget type under known objects

New APIs:

* getwindowsize
* simulatemousemove
* gettablerowindex
* getobjectnameatcoords
* onwindowcreate (Java/C# client)
* removecallback (Java/C# client)
* mouserightclick

Bug fixes:

* Taskbar is now identified as pane, rather than ukn
* generatemouseevent API now takes the optional argument, compatible with Linux
* Fixed a crash, if the window title has back slash
* Grabing focus on combobox element fails the object selection, removed the respective code
* Ignore special characters while searching object name
* Fix regexp in object lookup
* getcellvalue API now takes the optional argument, compatible with Linux
* Handle task manager menuitem, which worked slightly different than other menu
* Fixed listing sub-menus with a simplified method
* getcellvalue API now as the Linux version
* getchild API now returns appropriate output
* Fixed *window APIs to work with different types of window
* Fixed mouse left click on a text widget

* John Yingjun Li (VMware) have contributed most of the code in this release. I really appreciate all his effort
* VMware colleagues
* Thanks to all others who have reported bugs through forum / email / in-person / IRC

Please spread the word and also share your feedback with us.

About LDTP:

Cross Platform GUI Automation tool Linux version is LDTP, Windows version is Cobra and Mac version is PyATOM (Work in progress).

* Linux version is known to work on GNOME / KDE (QT >= 4.8) / Java Swing / LibreOffice / Mozilla application on all major Linux distribution.
* Windows version is known to work on application written in .NET / C++ / Java / QT on Windows XP SP3 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 development version.
* Mac version is currently under development and verified only on OS X Lion. Where ever PyATOM runs, LDTP should work on it.

Download source:

Download binary (Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 8):
System requirement: .NET 3.5, refer README.txt after installation

Documentation references:

For detailed information on LDTP framework and latest updates visit

For information on various APIs in LDTP including those added for this release can be got from
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