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Select an Application to Record... Dialog

select an application to record dialog


The Select an Application to Record... dialog appears before Recording when testing desktop applications.

It queries the user for which program to record, as well as what Recording Library to use. If you are recording the same application for the second time then the dialog is not shown. The recording proceeds to last used application if it is still available on the screen.

How To Open

To open the dialog, press the Record button on the toolbar.

Available Applications

select an application to record dialog, select application table

The Available Applications table lists all of the processes running at the time you open the the dialog.  If the process you would like to record is already open, you can select if from the table.

If you do not see the application to record in the list you may

  1. Click Refresh button at the bottom of the dialog. It should help if you launched the application after opening the dialog.
  2. Use Finder Tool to manually point to the application window. It should help if the window is not shown in the Windows taskbar.


select an application to record dialog, library table

The Library table lists the available Recording Libraries.  Select the one appropriate to the process/program you will record.  If you select Auto, Rapise will attempt to choose the correct recording library for you.  See the Recording Library section for more information.

Dialog Buttons

  • The Cancel button closes the dialog.
  • Refresh button: Press to refresh the Available Applications table.  After refreshing, you will see processes that began after the dialog was opened.
  • Select button: To record a process from the Available Applications table, select the process and then press the Select button.

Run Application Tab

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  • Full path to application: If the program you would like to record is not already open, you can specify its path here.  If the program is already running, you can select it from the Available Applications table.
  • Browse button: Browse for an application to open and record.
  • Use working directory: To set a specific working directory when launching the application, check the box and enter in a value for the working directory.
  • Run button: To record a program that is not currently open, fill in the Path text-box and press the Run button.
  • The Cancel button closes the dialog.