I was asked this question many times over past few weeks. This is what I was able to find out regarding flash/Adobe flex applications support.
Astra QuickTest does not support testing Flash applications or controls.
QuickTest Professional 5.6 and 6.x:
QuickTest Professional 5.6 and 6.0 support Flash version 5.
QuickTest Professional 8.0 – 8.2:
QuickTest Professional 8.x does not have support for Flash controls.
QuickTest Professional 9.x:
This is from HP support site:
Adobe has released Flex 2.0.1; this release includes the QuickTest Professional Flex add-in. The add-in was developed using QuickTest Professional 9.0’s Test Extensibility feature. The Flex add-in is developed and owned by Adobe. Please contact Adobe to see about availability, support details, and pricing.
Adobe is providing the add-in via an automation package that is shipped with Flex Data Services 2 starting in the 2.0.1 release.
Basic information on the automation package with QuickTest Professional integration is here
Users can download the automation package with QuickTest Professional integration here:
A specific Adobe license is required and needs to be requested from Adobe. No specific Flex license is required on the QuickTest Professional side.
Support for the Flex add-in is being provided by Adobe. You need to contact the Adobe support organization for help with problems or questions related to the Flex add-in.
Check the up-to-date matrix for the currently supported versions of Flash/Adobe Flex by QTP (UFT).