Monday, March 11, 2013

Fest Swing Testing in Netbeans IDE 7.3

I wanted to see if I could get the Fest Swing GUI testing framework running in NetBeans IDE (7.3).   The existing plugin was designed for 6.1; and some of the instructional images were missing.  Once I'd worked out how to install Netbeans IDE plugins I found it did work with 7.3.  Here's my version getting the sample code running in NetBeans IDE 7.3 beta 2

1. Create a File --> New Project

2. Choose Samples --> Java --> Anagram Game

3. Right click "Test Libraries" and choose Fest and JUnit 4.10

4.  Create a File --> New File, and select Fest Test from Swing GUI forms:

5. Give it an appropriate name and put it in the com.toy.anagrams.ui package

6. Add these three lines after the initComponents() method call in the constructor in


7.  Uncomment line 26 in the fest file you created:

8. Execute the fest file as a test, and watch the Anagram game be have text filled in automatically

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