There are two ways to initiate recording. You can either launch a new browser instance with the recording toolbar attached, or you can attach the recording toolbar to an existing browser instance (or WPF application).
Launch New Recording Browser
- Click the icon for the recording browser in the Quick Execution section of the ribbon bar. (2013 R1 and later)
- Click the Record button or press CTRL+R to launch the selected browser with the recording toolbar attached.
Attach to Existing Instance
Click the drop-down arrow on the Record button to see a list of available browser instances or WPF applications. Select one to attach the recorder to that instance.
Note: You cannot connect to an existing Silverlight Out-of-Browser application for Out-of-Browser tests.
To end recording, simply close the IE window or WPF application that has the recording toolbar attached.