Release: LoadGen 2020-Q3 -

Release date

October 23, 2020

LoadGen 2020-Q3 -

LoadGen Flows are not backward compatible

LoadGen You need to manually open the Flows you want to use in the test and Save them before running a test
Again a new update! We have decided to release LoadGen every quarter. So we will bring 4 updates per year, starting from next quarter. In this release, we smashed a lot of bugs and implemented different enhancements.


New Features

  • Our new licensing system is live, if you are still using our old licensing system please contact us as support will end on December 31st, 2020.
  • We are very proud to release our Citrix Enhanced Client. LoadGen uses the default API (Virtual Channels) which are available in the Citrix Receiver / Workspace App. With the LoadGen Citrix Enhanced Client, we will also extend the Virtual Channels with our own Virtual Channel. For the Enhanced profile to work you must install the LoadGen Citrix Enhanced Add-on. You can use Window Caption, Image, and Pixel validations, with our extension you can also validate on Controls, and have the ability to start processes. In the near future, we will add new features like Folder and File actions and have the ability to measure Frame Rate and Latency on images.
  • LoadGen now supports authenticating Citrix sessions via a NetScaler, Azure AD, or an Active Directory Federation Server (Azure AD via ADFS). This feature is called Citrix External Login and you can find it in the Load Profile. 

  • We have changed the way you can open Application Blocks from the LoadGen Studio Recorder. Now all of the applications are grouped and the active Application and Application Block will be bold for better navigation. If you press on the you will see the following:

  • It's now possible to use VMware Horizon LoadGen Agents the same way as normal LoadGen Agents, in the Load Profile we have implemented a new feature where you can add the LoadGen Agents on your VMware Horizon VDI machines very quickly. Of course, you can still manually install the LoadGen Agent on the VDI machines or Golden Image. 

LoadGen General

  • In this build, we have added a lot of improvements and bugfixes!

LoadGen Cloud and LoadGen Insight

  • LoadGen Insight is running in beta now! If you are interested in becoming an early adopter please contact us!
  • Several enhancements and bugfixes

LoadGen Director

  • Several enhancements and bugfixes (General, Canvas, Load Scenario, Sytems under Test, Licensing, Executing test and dashboard)
  • We now support Canvasses (Load Profiles) to have the same LoadGen Agents incorporated
  • Implemented the possibility to add and manage LoadGen Agents on VMware VDI machines 
  • Several fixes in the LoadGen User Creation Module
  • Improved the speed of the screen build-up of the canvas
  • You can now pick users when a User type is based on names
  • Exporting Data from Tools - Export Data is now multi-threaded
  • Fixed an issue in Systems Under Test when cloning a machine
  • Fixed an issue in Systems Under Test when activating a machine in a SUT profile which resulted in the machine being active but without the selected template counters
  • Fixed an issue where Systems Under Test drag ‘n drop was not working in rare cases
  • Fixed an issue in Systems Under Test when editing a machine
  • Changed the hyperlink on the ICA file tab in the Load Profile
  • Several performance enhancements with installing Add-ins and LoadGen Agents

LoadGen Studio

  • Several enhancements and bugfixes (General, User Actions, Disabling Applications)
  • Several styling optimizations
  • Fixed an issue with a white screen in image validation when playing a flow
  • When starting a flow without a Citrix session running, the Citrix session will be started out of sync in the session view. We have added a pause as the first action in every newly created flow, with existing flows follow this article
  • TransactionStop Logon and Initialize are in the same block, this could result in long logon transactions. We have split these transactions
  • Several enhancements in the Action pane
  • Fixed several issues with sessions and wrong sizes
  • Fixed exceptions and corruption issues in case of very large flows
  • Fixed several issues with Run Application or Flow - from here and to here -
  • We make disabled blocks greyed out in the Application Block window
  • Fixed an issue where playing a flow will not switch the current active Application and Application Block
  • Several performance enhancements in playing flows
  • We resized the validation window to a more compact size
  • Fixed an issue where a user can not be selected after disconnecting / logging off a session
  • Fixed an issue where creating a Boolean variable from the LoadGen Studio menu could generate an exception when running the flow
  • Fixed an issue where sorting the Default Value in Custom Objects generates an exception
  • Fixed an issue where the export of a UserAction Block with images fails
  • The action pane in Application Block will light up red in case of Recording
  • We fixed an issue where the import of a Datasource fails with a duplicate key in the logging
  • Fixed an issue changing an Image validation to Pixel validation and running the simulation on the Agent will cause an exception
  • It's not possible anymore to add more than one UserAction Block with the same name
  • It's not possible anymore to delete a User Action Block which is still in use in the flow
  • We have added the Find All References in the LoadGen Studio UserAction Block Repository 
  • Fixed an issue where a disabled block in Logon, Initialize, Finalize and Logoff is still running when playing a flow
  • Fixed an issue with a red cross appearing when validation on Controls is used 
  • Fixed an issue where opening LoadGen Studio from the LoadGen Director for the second time resulted in a Cef.Core Exception
  • We optimized the Send Text Datasource window
  • View screenshot in a Validation is working
  • We have disabled Run Application and Run Flow menu items when the focus is in a UserAction Block

LoadGen Functional Studio

  • Fixed an issue where pressing cancel when validating control results in an abrupt closing of the Studio
  • Fixed an issue when creating a new test block, adding it to a test case, and double-clicking this new test block results in an exception
  • Fixed an issue when opening a test script fails without any errors 
  • If you receive this error: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information. Could not load file or assembly 'System.Data.SqlXml'. Please read this article

LoadGen Agent

  • Fixed an issue where compilation fails in existing Flows
  • Fixed an issue where the underlying image is black in the areas outside the host window when the host session is smaller than the Citrix or RDS session 
  • Fixed an issue where a hard ENTER and SPACE will be sent after each send row when using a datasheet or text 
  • Disable minimize, maximize and close buttons of the RDS Windows
  • Fixed an issue where SendDataSourceText Crashes
  • Fixed an issue where response times are not correct when validating on a substring in a Window caption
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