Let's start by having a look at the major components of the LoadUI interface. LoadUI provides you three views that you can work with;
- Workspace view (as seen in the below screenshot) - this is where you start and where you manage projects, agents, read news, etc.
- Project view - reached by opening a project (or exiting a Scenario); where you create and run components from the local machine and manage contained VU Scenarios.
- Scenario view - reached by opening a VU (Virtual User) Scenario from the Project level, where you create and run components that can be distributed to LoadUI Agents for distributed testing.
When first starting LoadUI you are thus presented with the following:
A toolbar from which you can drag relevant items. For example, to create a new Project you can drag the Project icon to the Project Carousel (4).
The LoadUI button for global things like Global Settings and License Management.
The help button which links to the LoadUI online documentation.
A Carousel containing all of your projects. You can use it to create, rename, open or delete projects.
A Carousel containing all of your agents. This is a Pro-feature.
In the center-right of the page, you can see LoadUI's starter page, which is used to present useful information and news about LoadUI.
As hinted by the above components, most items and components can be interacted with by dragging and dropping them around, for example:
- Create new items by dragging them from a toolbar.
- Connecting components to each other by dragging wires between them.
- Arranging component by simply moving them around.
- Distributing Scenarios to LoadUI Agents for distributed testing