Research Article Open Access

Algorithms for the Detection of Defects in GUI Applications

B. Uma Maheswari and S. Valli


Problem statement: Developing software using graphical interfaces has grown rapidly in recent years. Products developed by, using GUI have to be tested for the reliability and quality of the software. The objective of software testing is to reveal all the errors in the desired software with minimum cost. GUI application comprises of several controls for user interaction and each control has several properties assigned to it. Even though default attributes and actions are available for the controls, some performance problems exist, which are undetected. Approach: The VBCT tool is developed to extract the incorrect statements in the code and various algorithms are written for detecting the logical errors in the GUI Applications. Results: This study addresses the errors in the visual applications and alerts the developer to modify the source code. This study performs structural and behavioral testing for GUI based applications. Conclusion: Identifying and removing the undetected logical errors in GUI based applications has been developed. Both white box and black box testing is attempted. The written test scripts, work in a robust manner to detect the faults.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 7 No. 9, 2011, 1343-1352


Submitted On: 25 May 2011 Published On: 23 July 2011

How to Cite: Maheswari, B. U. & Valli, S. (2011). Algorithms for the Detection of Defects in GUI Applications. Journal of Computer Science, 7(9), 1343-1352.

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  • Software testing
  • visual applications
  • tokenizer
  • logical errors
  • software faults
  • GUI applications
  • Visual Basic Control Testing (VBCT)