Object Spy is crashing my application
Question ID: 105578

I am trying to use UFT to spy on some object in my .NET application and the app just freezes or sometimes locks up/disappears and I can’t get it back. On some applications like web work fine. I’ve got all the patches so I don’t know what else to try?

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Asked on September 2, 2014 2:06 pm
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You can disable the 'enhanced' features of the object spy that might be causing a resource issue on the UFT machine with your application. This will turn off the ability to hover over an object in the object spy, but does still give you the ability to use the object spy by clicking on objects and consuming fewer system resources. It also involves modifying the Windows' registry, so don't attempt this if you are not comfortable:


1. Close UFT

2. Open the Windows Registry Editor.

3. If you are the only user on the machine having issues, navigate to the following registry path:

*HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMercury InteractiveQuickTest ProfessionalMicTest*

If there are multiple users on the same machine, navigate to this registry path for the correct version of Windows:

Windows 32bits (x86):

*HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMercury InteractiveQuickTest ProfessionalMicTest*


Windows 64bits (x64):

*HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeMercury InteractiveQuickTest ProfessionalMicTest*

4.Add the following DWORD key values and set them to 1:



Finally, restart UFT and the AUT and test

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Answered on September 2, 2014 2:08 pm

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