US 9,811,512 B2
Synchronising screenshots in documentation with product functionality
Andrew Feltham, Hursley (GB); Dominic Peter Harries, Winchester (GB); and Graham White, Hampshire (GB)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Jul. 31, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/448,205.
Application 14/448,205 is a continuation of application No. 14/050,865, filed on Oct. 10, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0344657 A1, Nov. 20, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A63F 13/00 (2014.01); G06F 17/22 (2006.01); G06F 17/24 (2006.01); G06F 17/27 (2006.01); G06F 17/21 (2006.01); G06F 9/44 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/2288 (2013.01) [G06F 8/73 (2013.01); G06F 17/211 (2013.01); G06F 17/2229 (2013.01); G06F 17/243 (2013.01); G06F 17/2725 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for synchronizing screenshots in documentation with product functionality, the method comprising:
receiving documentation associated with a product, the documentation including placeholders where screenshots of user interface views of the product are to be located, wherein a placeholder includes one of a description or a pointer to a description, the description including a set of instructions that, when executed, run the product and execute a script for an automated test tool, the script including a sequence of steps to cause the product to select, via a user interface of the product, a language to use to generate a user interface view of the product;
generating, by one or more processors, the user interface view in accordance with the description;
capturing the user interface view as a screenshot; and
inserting the screenshot into a new version of the documentation at a location determined by the placeholder.