QTP11 Now Supports Google Chrome – Patch QTPWEB_00088

QTP now Supports GOOGLE Chrome

If you’re like me you’ve been waiting a long time for this one – QTP 11 now support testing web apps in Google Chrome!

HP Patch QTPWEB_00088 features and limitations

HP just released a new patch QTPWEB_00088 that contains the following features and limitations:

  • QTP does not support recording steps in Google Chrome
  • Certain Google Chrome Javascript functionality, like web pages that use JSON objects, may cause unexpected behavior in QTP.
  • If you manually uninstalling the QTP agent extension from Tools>Extensions, you must manually reinstall it if you reinstall this patch.

Browser methods not supported

Also the following methods are not supported:

  • Browser.Home
  • Brpwser.Fulscreen
  • Browser.ClearCache
  • Browser.Objects

Running steps not supported:

  • Chrome: //* pages
  • Multiple tabs
  • Multiple browsers
  • Web pages that include frame sets
  • WebXML test objects
  • Web test objects located inside iFrame controls with a’blank’ or ‘about:blank ‘SRC in property value
  • Developers Tools Pane but running against Google Chrome while the developers tools pane is open is supported
  • Web 2.0 test objects or Web Extensibility-based test objects
  • Web-based env, such as SAP Web, Siebel, Java, .NET Webforms etc..

To Get the Chrome Patch:

To get the Google Chrome Browser Patch for QuickTest Professional either request it from HP support or you can download it from (Sorry HP’s legal department forced me to take this down)

For an updated list of all patches available for QTP 11 check out the Patches section in my article:QTP 11 Support Matrix with Patch Updates

billxin - November 10, 2011

hi I got a issue with Google Chrome QTP 11 extension.

I tried to uninstall the QTP 11 extension in Chrome and Re-install it again.

And I could not re-install it for some reasons.

    Joe Colantonio - November 18, 2011

    billxin » Hi – I’m trying to repro on my machine – I’ll let you know what I find. Thanks

billxin - November 10, 2011

how to manually install the QTP extension in Chrome??

    Joe Colantonio - November 20, 2011

    billxin » Hi did you figure this out? Sorry – I’m not sure how to manually install the QTP extension in Chrome.

Arijit - November 30, 2011

Please let me know if QTP 11 supports Firefox 5.0 or above versions using any patch.

Arijit - December 16, 2011

Hi Joe, I have a scenario: Machine A is my machine and Machine B is a remote client. Only B has QTP installed, I need to trigger any .vbs file in machine file that should do the connection with B an also trigger B. Please help me with the code. FYI I tried with passing the IP address of B while instancing QTP in A but didn’t help.
Thanks & Regards,

    Joe Colantonio - December 16, 2011

    Arijit » HI Arjit – just want to make sure I understand – you want to run a script on a remote QTP machine from your local machine –kinda of like using QC to run a QTP script?

      Arijit - January 3, 2012

      Yes, Joe that’s right but without using QC. And also the local machine doesn’t have QTP but only in remote machine.
      Thanks & Regards,

        Azhar Rizvi - March 2, 2012

        Joe –>> Hi Joe, even i am in same kind of need what Arijit has mentioned in his query.
        Please do anser and guide.

        Arijit — > Hi Arijit . i am recently introduced to QTP
        and i have the same kind of requirements as u have posted in your question.

        Kindly Stay in touch and let me be aware of any further updates on the same.


Greg - January 6, 2012


I have QTP 11 with Chrome Patch installed.

It is recognising objects but I am unable to do a Double Click on a WebElement in Chrome.

The following works correctly for IE7 and IE8 :
Call Browser(“04 Diary”).Page(“18 Diary”).WebElement(“Account 3”).FireEvent(“ondblclick”, , ,micLeftBtn)

Any ideas ???? This is blocking me badly.



    Joe Colantonio - January 10, 2012

    Greg » Hi Greg – did you figure this one out yet? I’ve just installed Google Chrome on my machine and was able to repro behavior against one of my apps that has a button that is really a webelement. I was able to fix by changing QTP’s replay mode. Can you try and see if this helps your issue. You can either set directly in QTP by going to Options\Web>Advanced and changing the Run Settings>Replay type to mouse or in code using the following:

    ‘ Get the current replay mode
    orig = Setting.webpackage(“ReplayType”)
    ‘ Set QuickTest Professional to replay using mouse operations
    Setting.webpackage(“ReplayType”) = 2 ‘Mouse

    Let me know if that helps. Cheers~Joe

    Joe Colantonio - January 13, 2012

    Greg » Hi Greg – I actually made a quick post based on your question – QTP Chrome FireEvent Issue. It fixed my issue and I hope it works for you. Cheers~Joe

    srinivasulu - November 29, 2012

    Hi Joe,

    Can you please tell me which patch installed for support QTP, i am using QTP 11 and also i had installed patches, but Chrome is identifying as window application,


      Joe Colantonio - December 1, 2012

      srinivasulu »Hi – what version of Chrome are you using? If it’s chrome 19 you need patch QTPWEB_00090

Pramod - January 11, 2012

Hi Joe,

Can you please let me know QTP support in handling JSON objects,
Does QTP 11 support JSON objects?
do we need any specific addin to be installed?


    Joe Colantonio - January 13, 2012

    Pramod » Hi Pramod – I would think that since JSON is javascript that it should be invisible to QTP. What are you trying the do? There are some issue’s I think with QTP and Google Chrome with JSON that may cause unexpected behavior but nothing that I’m aware of with IE. JSON is usually used in web apps that also use AJAX and a toolskits like DOJO and Yahoo’s YUI. If your application uses a toolkit QTP does have an Add-in Extensibility and Web 2.0 Toolkit might help. Cheers~Joe

Azhar Rizvi - March 2, 2012

Hi ,

I have few queries regarding QTP. Kindly guide me.

1) I have QTP installed on my machine and i have my QTP scripts in my system.
I want to run this QTP script on 10 different systems which do not have QTP installed on them.
Is it mandatory to have QTP installed on all the 10 machines to run the QTP script ( on my system )

2) I have QTP installed in my System, say, Server 1 and The AUT ( Application Under Test) is in Remote machine , say, Server 2.
The machine in server 2 does not have QTP installed on it.
Is it possible to execute the QTP Scripts from Server 1 in the AUT on server 2 ?
If yes , Kindly specify the configurations ( DCOM Settings ) to achieve the same.

Any help is heartily appreciated. Thank You.

    Joe Colantonio - March 2, 2012

    Azhar Rizvi » Hi Azhar – every machine that you want to run a QTP script on needs to have a local copy of QTP installed on it. QTP scripts will not run any remote machine that does not have qtp installed on it. Cheers~Joe

christian tan - March 3, 2012

Hi joe,

I am working on a application using google chrome. I have some issues with qtp inconsistently not getting the correct objects when using the object spy. insted of browser it will get windows. when spying webelements in google chrome.

can you help me fix this issue? thank you!!!

    May - May 20, 2012

    hi Joe,

    I have the same problem as christian tan, QTP can’t recognize browser object, instead it recognize as window object. Then I realized it due to the QuickTest professional Agent extension which is installed in chrome can’t work. If it works, QTP works fine. However, the question is if the extension can’t work, i can’t manually install it again, for it can’t be found in the chrome application store.

    Dave - August 8, 2012

    We also had the same problem for chrome. We added a chrome switch upon running chrome app.



    have a nice day..

Laxmi - March 7, 2012


I am finding some issue while executing QTP 11 with Chrome Browser. I have installed the patch QTPWEB_00088 also. The object which was identified in IE and Firefox for many times, is not identifying the same object in Chrome Browser for Second or Third Run. There is some inconsistent identifying of Object in Chrome Browser.

Can any one provide me the solution of why this problem arrives..

    Joe Colantonio - March 9, 2012

    Laxmi » Hi Laxmi – I have not been able to repro this behavior. Has anyone else seen this and have a workaround?

sanjay kumar - March 14, 2012

Hi joe,

i am using QTP11 with .net4.0 application but qtp does not identified object as SWF, it recognize as win object. please tell me how solve this problem. i have install .net framework first after qtp installed . please guide me . my machine window XP

Ramesh - March 14, 2012

Has anyone installed Google chrome patch and extension for QTP 11? Please share the installation procedure.

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Tripti - May 2, 2012

Hi Joe ,
All the above comments have been of lot of help .
But i have a doubt can u please clear it .. does this patch work on windows 7 ?

Earlier my system had a combination of XP , QTP 11 and the patch for chrome but now when i have windows 7 , QTP 11 and the patch installed the QTP is not able to identify the objects..

Kindy put some light on it

    Joe Colantonio - May 3, 2012

    Tripti » Hi Tripti – the patch read-me does list Windows 7 as supported: (Hardware platforms – OS releases windows: xp 2000 2003 vista 7)

Sandhya - May 21, 2012

I have the QTPWEB_00092.exe patch installed but it is working only on a chrome browser which is already open. It fails when the browser opens up newly as it identifies the objects as Winobjects.

Has anyone else has the same issue?

ujjwal - September 27, 2012

Hi all,
Am facing issues while running a descriptive script of QTP on Chrome browser which was written using identifying the objects in I.E 9 . i have even installed the patches 0088,0090 and 00102…
Can any one pls help me out…Thanks in advance…

ma - October 1, 2012

Do you know if QTP has a patch that will support Google Chrome Frame? (Please notice not Google Chrome Browser itself, but a add-in running within I.E 6 or I.E.7)


David - October 9, 2012

Hi Joe, i tried to install this patch but encountered an error as QTP tried to install it, stating that some cabinet file PCW_CAB_24E7372C is corrupt. Have you ecnountered this before? Thanks!

    Joe Colantonio - October 9, 2012

    David » Hi David – can you download again and re-try. I recently changed my site’s web host and think some of my files in the download section go corrupted. I uploaded a new version of QTPWEB_00088 and tested it on one of my machines.

      David - October 9, 2012

      i think the issue might have been due to me having already installed the QTPWEB_00090
      Now i installed the QTPWEB_00092 which does not need the 88 since i m assuming 90 has all the support for the chrome as well as FF, so all seems ok now. Thanks.

        David - October 9, 2012

        i meant to say i installed QTPWEB_00102 :)

Bharath - October 16, 2012

Hi Joe,

I have QTP 11 and Google chrome installed. In the extension QTP support is enabled for the browser. When I try to spy the objects through QTP it is identifying as WinObject. Please help me out on this issue.


Bharath - November 6, 2012

Hi Joe,

I am using Windows 7 OS.

David - November 27, 2012

Hi Joe, any workaround for QTP’s lack of support for Chrome Screens with Frame-Set? If not, any idea if this issue is planned to be addressed any time soon?
Thanks a lot.

Aditya - December 15, 2012

Hi, I want to know te script for navigating to a desired URL ?

Its showing error ?object not found
I am using QTP 11 and IE8

Prasad - December 31, 2012

Hi All,

i encountered few object identification issues with Chrome latest version (23) and got info that chrome 19 will support QTP 11.
so had installed chrome 19 but this 19 version is installing in userprofile >> documents & settings.. this causing the failure of initializting the browser (systemutil.run).

i want all of the users able to launch the application, so had harcoded programfiles path in the script when i run the script the chrome.exe not found in the programfiels hence its failing..

have u faced object identification issues with chrome (23)
installation issues with chrome 19?

    Joe Colantonio - January 16, 2013

    Prasad » Sorry Prasad – not sure why this is happening . I have not seen this issue. Has anyone else seen this behavior with Chrome?

DarsiViswanath - January 28, 2013

Hi All,
MY PC is having QTP11 and patch QTPWEB_00102 for HP QuickTest Professional 11.00,Operating System is XP and i am using IE v7 and Mozilla Firefox v11 and GoogleChrome v24 ……Afetr adding Patch i spy the Google Chrome and mozilla fireFox ….QTP is not able to identify them as web application ,It is identifying as WINDOW application…I would like to know the reason why the issue is happening?….if such case please let me know how we can overcome this issuess?…or else Do we need to do any setting after installing the QTP patch ?…….eagarly waiting for reply… please help me out with this issues

Winter - August 16, 2013

Hi Joe,

QTP11, installed the following patch

QTP Spy still cannot detect the objects of chrome.
Please advise. Thanks.

    Joe Colantonio - September 2, 2013

    What version of Chrome? There is also a Chrome patch QTPWEB_00120 that adds support for Chrome 24.

SAI - October 14, 2015

Hi Dear,

I am currently using QTP10 . it’ll be run in IE8 presently , i having some other work i had change my version(upgrade) so, my problem is the same script it will be run in IE10 *(or) not ,plz help me .it’s the my issue .

thank u..

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