Submit and vote on feature ideas.

Welcome to the new Parasoft forums! We hope you will enjoy the site and try out some of the new features, like sharing an idea you may have for one of our products or following a category.

How to Create a .tst Using a Windows Shortcut Key

OmarR Posts: 234 admin
edited January 2018 in SOAtest

How to Create a .tst Using a Windows Shortcut Key


Inspired by EM/CTP's quick actions feature, I took advantage of SOAVIRT's REST API and Windows Powershell to use an alternative method to create a client for those times when I want to quickly test an idea, demo a feature, or assist someone on the forums. :)


1) A Server API Enabled (SOAtest) or Service Enabled (Virtualize) license feature
2) SOAtest/Virtualize server must be running


1) Download the attached batch file and place it on your Desktop

2) Run the file and verify that it creates a .tst under the TestAssets folder

3) To avoid having the command prompt display, create a shortcut of the batch file

4) Open the Shortcut properties

  • Change the “Run” option to minimized
  • Provide a Shortcut Key (e.g., Ctrl + Alt + Z)
  • (Optional) Under General tab, select Hidden

5) Use your Shortcut Key and verify that it creates a .tst/client successfully

-- OmarR