Introduction to Ranorex

Ranorex Studio is a GUI test automation framework provided by Ranorex GmbH, a software development company. The framework is used for the testing of desktop, web-based and mobile applications.

Ranorex is a powerful tool for test automation. It is a GUI test automation framework used for the testing of web-based, desktop, and mobile applications. Ranorex does not have its own scripting language to automate application. It uses standard programming languages such as VB.NET and C#.

Ranorex can automate any desktop, web-based application, or mobile software. It supports many technologies like Silverlight, .NET, Winforms, Java, SAP, WPF, HTML5, Flash, Flex, Windows Apps (Native/Hybrid), and iOS, Android.

Ranorex has a good Record, Replay and Edit User Performed Actions with the Object-Based Capture/Replay Editor, which means that the Ranorex Recorder offers a simple approach to create automated test steps for web, mobile (native and WAP) and desktop applications.

Well-designed steps can be reused across multiple test cases by using Ranorex Test Recorder. Ranorex has a nice UI test execution report, which can be used to Reproduce Bugs and Maintain Tests. Test report files of Ranorex are XML-based.

Execution reports are generated during test execution. It reduces the time needed to determine what and where things went wrong. The report also includes screenshots of the failed test cases.
Ranorex tool supports the following automation testing types:

Cross-browser Testing: Ranorex can test and validate web applications across popular browsers including Chrome, IE, Safari, and Firefox.

Regression Testing: Ranorex can be used for regression testing in continuous build environments to find new software bugs much faster.

The Ranorex Tools provide test automation for multiple environments, devices and software applications. They reduce test automation maintenance and offer complete flexibility: Script-free testing for non-programmers, a professional API for C# and VB.NET and seamless integration of Ranorex into existing environments.

The global settings window of Ranorex is accessible from the different tools. These windows allow managing different parameters for the recording and replaying activity like the delays between each action or the number of snapshots captured.

The Ranorex Studio is composed of different tools that provide their own features. All tools are integrated in the Ranorex Studio framework. The Ranorex Studio tools allow you to test applications running the following platforms:

  • Winforms, C#, VB.NET
  • Web (IExplorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
  • WPF, Silverlight, Qt
  • SAP, Oracle Forms, MS Dynamics
  • Flash/Flex
  • Java
  • Android
  • iOS

In addition to the technologies Ranorex also supports:

  • Capture & Replay
  • Keyword-Driven Testing
  • Data-Driven Testing

The above is a brief about Ranorex. Watch this space for more updates on the latest trends in Technology.

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