Protocol SDK

The Protocol SDK package allows you to create custom LoadRunner protocols from within Visual Studio.

LoadRunner provides this package as an extension to Visual Studio 2015.

Install the Protocol Library Package

  1. Prerequisite. Make sure the following are installed: 

    • Visual Studio 2015 with the Visual C++ language enabled
    • WiX toolset 3.10 or later
    • WiX toolset add-in for Visual Studio 2015. If the WiX toolset was installed before Visual Studio 2015, you will need to reinstall it.
  2. Locate the installation file, SetupLoadRunnerProtocolSDK.exe, on the LoadRunner DVD in the Additional Components\LoadRunnerProtocolSDK folder. You can install this extension on a machine that does not have an installation of LoadRunner.

  3. Follow the installation wizard to completion.

  4. Create a new test using the LoadRunner Protocol SDK template. For details, see the Protocol SDK documentation, accessible from the Start menu or from the following (default) location: C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\LoadRunner\LoadRunner Protocol SDK\documents\webframe.html.

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Upgrade Protocol SDK Projects from VS 2012

The Protocol SDK is now an extension to Visual Studio 2015, and no longer an extension to Visual Studio 2012. Consequently, all projects created with LoadRunner 12.50 and earlier must be upgraded. For details, see Upgrading to Visual Studio 2015 in the Protocol SDK documentation, available after installing the Protocol SDK.

For more details about the Protocol SDK, see the LoadRunner knowledge base.

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