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When message box is not sufficient!!

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There are instances when we want to output a large amount of text and we can see just the truncated version in a msgbox. Here is a quick function that can be reused:

Sub Debug2(myText)
  ' Uncomment the next line to turn off debugging
  ' Exit Sub
  If Not IsObject(objIEDebugWindow) Then
    Set objIEDebugWindow = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    objIEDebugWindow.Navigate "about:blank"
    objIEDebugWindow.Visible = True
    objIEDebugWindow.Toolbar = False
    objIEDebugWindow.Width = 200
    objIEDebugWindow.Height = 300
    objIEDebugWindow.Left = 10
    objIEDebugWindow.Top = 10
    Do While objIEDebugWindow.Busy
      WScript.Sleep 100
    Loop
    objIEDebugWindow.Document.Title = "IE Debug Window"
    objIEDebugWindow.Document.Body.InnerHTML = _
                 "" & Now & "
"
  End If
  objIEDebugWindow.Document.Body.InnerHTML = _
                   objIEDebugWindow.Document.Body.InnerHTML _
      …

Add a Delay without using sleep / wait

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Lets see a simple code snippet that will add some delay without using the native wait or sleep methods while coding using VBs/QTP/QC

Sub Delay( seconds )
    Dim wshShell
    Set wshShell = CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
    wshShell.Run "ping -n " & ( seconds + 1 ) & " 127.0.0.1", 0, True
    Set wshShell = Nothing
End Sub

Happy Coding!

Signs That You’re Dating A Tester

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Your love letters get returned to you marked up with red ink, highlighting your grammar and spelling mistakes. When you tell him that you won’t change something he has asked you to change, he’ll offer to allow you two other flaws in exchange for correcting this one. When you ask him how you look in a dress, he’ll actually tell you. When you give him the “It’s not you, it’s me” breakup line, he’ll agree with you and give the specifics. He won’t help you change a broken light bulb because his job is simply to report and not to fix. He’ll keep bringing up old problems that you’ve since resolved just to make sure that they’re truly gone.