Open Test Framework  
OTX Development Environment

The Open Test Framework (OTF) is a comprehensive development environment for the creation, visualization, validation and maintenance of OTX projects (OTX IDE). All tasks involved in the processes of the OTX development are covered with it, see also Open Test Framework at website of EMOTIVE.

The OTF mainly consists of the following components:

  • The Solution Explorer is the central entry point to OTX and displays the OTX structure at the file system.
  • The Declaration Window lists all local and global parameters, variables and constants and allows them to be edited.
  • The Designer Overview presents a reduced view of the graphical OTX workflow for navigating it.
  • The Property Grid lists all properties of the selected element and allows them to be edited.
  • The Status Bar provides an overview of the current status and diagnostic configuration.
  • The Variable Trace window lists every change to a variable at runtime.
  • The Communication Trace window also provides a detailed display of all diagnostic request and response messages during runtime.
  • Various Output Windows clearly display errors or warnings, watch declarations for single-step operation (debugging) or show the XML raw representation of OTX.
  • The Toolbox on the left lists all activities grouped by different extensions.
  • The actual OTX procedure with its parameters is located in the middle.
  • At the top is the Office-style Menu Bar for quick access to frequently used functions.
  • The Workflow Designer graphically represents the test logic in the form of an activity diagram and
  • The activities contain all parametrizable OTX Actions and OTX Terms as OTX core elements.
  • Besides the graphical designer the OTX test logic can be also created via OTL Code Editor.