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Using the GUI Record and GUI Insert Toolbars

Recording a New GUI Script
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Using the GUI Record and GUI Insert Toolbars
When you begin to record a GUI script, Robot displays the floating GUI Record
toolbar. This toolbar gives you quick access to activities you might want to perform
during recording.
If you click the rightmost button on the GUI Record toolbar, the GUI Insert toolbar
appears. Use this toolbar to insert features (such as verification points, timers, and
comments) into the script.
Pausing and Resuming the Recording of a Script
During recording, if you click an enabled Robot toolbar button or menu command
(for example, Tools > GUI Record Options), Robot pauses the recording. After
Robot completes your action (for example, after you click OK in the dialog box),
recording resumes and you can continue working with the application-under-test.
You can also pause recording manually. For example, if you need to check your
e-mail, you can pause recording so that the mouse clicks and keystrokes are not
recorded as part of the script.
To pause recording, click the Pause button on the GUI Record toolbar. Robot
indicates a paused state by:
Depressing the Pause button.
Displaying Recording Suspended in the status bar.
Displaying a check mark next to the Record > Pause command.
To resume recording, click Pause again.
Always resume recording with the application-under-test in the same state that
it was in when you paused.
Display the GUI insert toolbar
Pause recording
Stop recording
Open the Robot window