Studio Chapter 3: LoadGen Studio Main Window

In this article, we will give you a general overview of all the different sections of the LoadGen Studio main window.


LoadGen Studio

  • The LoadGen Studio is separated into multiple sections. This is the location where you can change the settings of your flow.
  • The LoadGen Studio has 3 sections:
    • Ribbon (top of the window).
    • General Simulation Flow (left pane).
    • Main Window (right pane).


  • In the ribbon, you are able to create a New flow, Open an existing flow, Save the current flow, Save as, and Close the current Flow.
  • You can use Find... to search anywhere in your flow for specific actions.
  • The recorder button lets you open the LoadGen Studio Recorder, see Chapter 4 for more information regarding the LoadGen Studio Recorder.
  • Flow summary lets you generate a document with a summary of your current flow, including applications, blocks, and your Validations in each block.
  • The help and About button gives you the following options:
    - to open the About LoadGen Studio window, which is also where you can view your license.
    - open the LoadGen studio Startup guide.
    - or to open the online LoadGen support page.
  • Options let you change general studio options.

  • Exit closes the LoadGen Studio and the LoadGen Recorder if it is open.

General Simulation Flow

  • This Section of the LoadGen Studio shows what your Flow looks like.
  • Standard in every Flow you will find Start, Logon, Initialize, Main iteration with your usertypes and applications linked to the user type, Finalize, and Logoff.

  • The start will show you the general properties of your script

  • Logon, Initialize, Finalize and Logoff, all have an empty block without any actions
    • For Logon, you add the actions to determine that your session has been started in Citrix or RDS (logging in to a Citrix or RDS session can take, depending on your setup, a few minutes), and for Fat Client, you can define that you have a session.
    • For Initialize it can be one-time actions that pop up that need to click through or accept, e.g. accepting a printer, abbreviation on Office, etc.
    • For Finalize best practice is to add recovery actions, to clean your session back to the start position.
    • For Logoff, you can add a closing sequence that is needed that is not automated in the standard logoff sequence. 

Clicking on Logon, Initialize, Finalize, Logoff, or any application

When clicking on one of these icons, the main window (on the right of the General Simulation Flow) will change to the selected application with its corresponding blocks.

Determine usertype, in your script, will determine what user type will be used, when you only have one type, it will always be that one type. If you have the following situation Heavy 10%, Normal 70%, and Light 20%, the flow will randomly vary between these usertypes.
The main iteration, will depending on your settings keep you in the flow till the iteration count has been hit. E.g. if you have set up that you want your flow to iterate 10 times, your applications in the selected usertype will iterate 10 times before going on to Finalize.
  • Applications, in the main iteration, are the applications you have defined in your flow. 

LoadGen Studio Main Window

The main window has 2 views. View 1 shows you the specifics of your flow, including:
  • General info, 
  • Usertypes and Applications, 
  • Custom objects and Repository. 
The second view is when you click on an application or Login, Logoff, Initialize, and Finalize in the General Simulation Flow. In this view, you will see the Blocks that are related to the selected application.


LoadGen Studio Main Window: General

  • General has 3 sections:
    • General properties
    • Repeat options
    • Tempo options
  • General Properties shows you the script name, description, and your save location.

  • Repeat options give you the option of how often you want to repeat the Main Iteration of your script, excluding logon and initialize till the flow continues into Finalize and Logoff.

  • There are 4 Repeat options:
    • Static iteration, this option repeats the main iteration a specific number of times, standard it is set to 1.
    • Until a file is removed, the main iteration will stay in its repeat till a file has been removed. 
    • Until a file is removed with a maximum, the main iteration will stay in its repeat till a file has been removed with the added option of setting a maximum amount of repeats.
    • A number of minutes, you can set that you want to repeat for a set amount of time, for example, if you set it for 30 minutes, the main iteration will be repeated till 30 minutes have passed. when 30 minutes have passed the main iteration will finish its flow before going to Finalize.

  • Tempo options are your fixed speeds for executing mouse actions, keyboard actions, and the action wait time. Standard this is set to Typical.

  • By clicking on Customize you can change the settings to your own requirements

Tempo speed

The faster the settings, the higher the load on your sessions.

LoadGen Studio Main Window: Usertypes and Applications

Usertypes & Applications has 2 sections to it:

  • Usertypes is where you can add, edit and remove usertypes.
  • Applications have 4 options:
    • Add: add an application to your flow;
      • Add new LoadGen App... create a new application you want to add to your flow.
      • Add Quick app; these are LoadGen predefined apps.
      • Add Import LoadGen App... if you have exported an app that you made in a different flow you can add it using this option.
    • Edit: to edit the selected applications' basic information or usertypes it's used in.
    • Remove: delete this application (this will remove it completely and you will not be able to recover it).
    • Export: the selected application; you can export the application you have selected and load it to a different flow.

LoadGen Studio Main Window: Custom Objects

In this section you will have your variables and Validation images:
  • Variables: you are able to add edit remove or refresh your list of variables
  • Validation images: you will see a list of images you have created for your Validate on Image here. The only option you have here is to delete all unused images (images that are not currently linked to a validation).

LoadGen Studio Main Window: Repository

The Repository section in the LoadGen Studio Main Window, lets you view your Useraction blocks and Datasources:
  • Useraction blocks: are a collection of actions that you have defined and collected into 1 UserAction, here you are able to add, edit, remove, refresh list, import, and export Useractions. For more information check out the article on Useraction blocks here.
  • Datasources: are texts or datasheets that you extract information out of for your flow, for more info check out our article on Datasources here.

LoadGen Studio Main Window: Application view

When clicking on an application the main window will change to an overview of your application. You will see all the Blocks available in this application. 

You are able to drag the empty application blocks into your overview. 


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