SilkTest Question 53: How to fix unable to start Internet Explorer error?

The following error "Unable to start Internet Explorer 7" may suddenly appear while QA Engineer trying to record or run a test case. Usually this issue happens with freshly installed instance of Silk Test because the extensions enabled in the Extensions Enabler and Options/Extensions do not match the default browser.

QA Engineer need to carefully examine the settings for default browser on test computers and make them consistent with the settings for the host machine in Options/Extensions and for the target machine in the Extension Enabler.

Borland releases SilkTest 2006 Release 2

On 25th January 2007 Borland announced the release of SilkTest 2006 Release 2, which has a lot of new features:
  • Password Encryption
  • Calling DLL Functions
  • Silk TrueLog Explorer for SilkTest
  • .NET DataGridView
  • Timer Functions
  • Synchronizing Controls for Verification

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I updated the following Silktest FAQ interview questions:
  • 41: What is the latest version of Silk test?
  • 29: How to hide password in the 4test script file?
  • 3 : Is SilkTest Extension Kit part of Silk Test?

SilkTest Question 52: How to fix DLL cannot be loaded error?

Imagine that your coworker Senior Test Engineer created sophisticated DLL for SilkTest which would dramatically improve the speed of regression test execution by replacing lame addition operator + with fast Add() function and asked you to use it in your 4test scripts. Eager for fight you created the script below and run it.

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Oops! It seems that the bulletproof 4test code return the following error "*** Error: DLL cannot be loaded – Error 126". How to fix this error?

The official Microsoft description of this error code is 126L ERROR_MOD_NOT_FOUND The specified module could not be found. In plain English it means - Silk Test is not able to find the specified DLL. One of the solutions would be to provide the full (and of course correct) path to the DLL. In this case the call may look like dll 'c:\udharan\winrunner.dll' or something similar.

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