Browsing QEditor

QEditor view changes quite significantly when a .robot file is opened in. In this section, we will look at the different components in that view.


From left to right:

  1. File explorer: Alike a typical editor, on the left-hand side you should see the directory structure of the repository. Here you can add/delete a file or folder.

  2. Editor area: In the beginning a welcome message is visible here. However, this is where files open up and can be edited.

  3. Menu bar: Menu with commands to control the editor.

  4. Live Test: Button to start Live Testing / debugging session.

  5. Run test: Above every test case there’s a link to start a run for that particular test case.

  6. Tabs: Open files show up in tabs. Please note live testing is a separate tab.

  7. Quick controls: The left most pane has quick controls on it.

Quick controls

From top to bottom:

  1. File explorer on/off: You may choose to view or hide the file explorer pane by clicking on this icon.

  2. Live testing: Quick control for launching live testing session. Similar can be achieved by clicking on the live testing button.

  3. Deviation detection: Quick control for displaying deviation detection.

  4. Run Tests: Quick control for running all tests on the editor view. Individual tests can be run by clicking the "Run test" link above test case name in editor.

  5. Test Results: Displays results for tests run from previous quick control. Activated once results are available.

  6. Guide Tour: Highlights main components of QEditor.

File explorer

This pane will open up all the files in your suite. In the explorer view, folders can be expanded and collapsed.

  1. Add new file or folder

  2. Delete a file or folder


To exit QEditor, click on the "x" on the top-right corner.