Version 5.0.0

Squish 5.0 is a major new release with many new features and bug fixes. Here is a selected summary of the release's highlights.

New Editions

  • A newly added edition supports testing of Android applications running on a device or inside of emulators.
  • The new Squish for Flex edition provides support for testing of applications developed with this framework.


  • Functions for the development of interactive test scripts.
  • New highlighting mode for comparing visual differences in Image Verification Points.
  • Enhanced image embedding of XML-to-HTML result conversion script.
  • Enhanced 64-bit integer support in test scripts.
  • Experimental: standalone Python module that provides squishrunner functionality.


  • Added a Highlight button to the Spy that will mark the selected object inside of the Application Under Test.
  • Introduced Up button for traversal to the parent object in the Spy object tree.
  • Added a Control Bar button that allows insertion of script comments during recording.
  • Updated script editors for better completion support.
  • For more productive test development the IDE provides highlighting of objects and navigation upwards in the object hierarchy of the Application Under Test.
  • Warn against accidental script overwriting.


  • Squish for Qt now comes with support for Qt 5. This applies to both traditional QWidget-based applications as well as those using the QtQuick 2 (QML 2) framework.
  • Pre-build binary packages for Visual Studio 2012 users.
  • Packages for WinCE available upon request.
  • Made a proof-of-concept port to VxWorks. Packages available upon request.


  • In addition to SWT and AWT/Swing controls Squish for Java has been "taught" about the new JavaFX toolkit.


  • Support for Flash plugins executing Flex-based applications (see new edition above).
  • Added support for recent versions of Firefox.
  • Added support for Internet Explorer 10.
  • Rewrote example application.
  • Trimmed text content for HTML elements (for greater cross-browser portability).
  • Hide useless NODE elements.

Windows (native)-specific

  • Introduced use of MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) interface to test yet unsupported toolkits like Delphi.
  • Added support for Microsoft WPF Ribbon Control.
  • Added support for various Telerik controls.
  • Various improvements for the naming and picking of WindowsForms and WPF controls.

macOS-specific (Cocoa/Carbon edition)

  • Support for embedded WebKit HTML controls through combination with Squish for Web.

iOS-specific (iPhone/iPad edition)

  • Support for embedded WebKit HTML controls through combination with Squish for Web.


  • Added dragAndDrop() functions.


  • Add-On for Visual Studio, TFS and Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).


  • Added lots of new tips and problem resolutions to the Knowledge Base.

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