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  1. Generate PDF report and send it via email

    It would be great if I could convert my report to PDF, and easily send it via email.
    Now I have to post-process the report to create PDF, and configure a custom mail logger to send it via email. That is possible for me, but not every tester in my team without coding experience.
    For future projects, it would be awesome if this functionality would be easily available to everyone.

    (submitted via email and analogously translated to match the purpose of this platform)

    96 votes
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      Hi everybody!

      We have started the implementation of this feature. As a first step the zipped Ranorex report (rxlog file) can be attached to the email. The PDF report will follow soon.

      You can be among the first ones to try it out with our next Ranorex Beta release (https://www.ranorex.com/ranorex-beta-program.html)
      As soon as a new Ranorex beta version is available, all Ranorex Beta Program attendees will get informed.

      Kind regards,
      Ranorex Product Management Team

    • UI to configure popup watcher

      Our tests have to deal with a lot of unexpected popups occurring during test (e.g. windows update).
      Unfortunately creating these popup watchers and make them work is so advanced that not everyone in the team can do it. Even worse, you have to use code most of the testers do not like (not to say “are afraid of”).
      A UI would be perfect that allows everyone in the team to make the test stable against popups. Advanced topics can still be handled in code. Thank you.

      (submitted via email and analogously translated to match the purpose of this platform)

      69 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Admin →

        Hi everybody!

        We have included an easier way to work with the current popup watcher which requires no coding skills. It allows you to configure and to start/stop the popup watcher as a user code action in your recording.

        Give it a try and join the Ranorex Beta Program → https://www.ranorex.com/ranorex-beta-program.html
        As soon as a new Ranorex beta version is available, all Ranorex Beta Program attendees will get informed.
        Feel free to post your comments.

        Kind regards,
        Ranorex Product Management Team

      • Remote Test Execution via CommandLine

        Since Ranorex 6.0 it's possible to do Remote Tests with Ranorex Agents. Starting of such tests is only possible with Ranorex Studio. It would be great to start these tests via CommandLine.

        48 votes
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        • Reuse Testcases

          Make it possible to use a testcase more than once in a testsuite, just as it is possible to reuse a recording or code module. This would allow more modular use of testcases.

          43 votes
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          • Remote view of licence server status

            We have a limited number of licenses running via a license server.

            It would be useful if there was a way that we could check the license server status remotely via a webservice api or http server.

            At present I need to remote onto the appropriate box then check the licence info and confirming that licences are free before launching a test run.

            34 votes
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            • Management Overview of Report content

              Our reports are frequently sent to management. They usually complain that there is far too much content they are not interested in. They just need the “failed/success”, sometimes not even for each TC.
              A setting would be nice which lets either the entire report be generated in a “management view”, or a live switch to “management” at the end of normal report creation.

              (submitted via email and analogously translated to match the purpose of this platform)

              29 votes
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              • Ability to pause/stop main test thread from popup watcher thread

                Currently, the popup watcher runs in a separate thread, which does not allow interaction with test running in the main thread. Possibility to pause/stop main thread from popup watcher would be really handy! For example, in case the popup watcher finds an element, which should never appear during the test, it would be really great to have the possibility to stop the test and set it as failure. There is plenty of posts at forum regarding this issue. Thanks.

                29 votes
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                • Settings to select 64bit Spy and Recorder in Ranorex Studio

                  In the current Ranorex Studio, the embedded Spy and Recorder point to Spy 32bit and Recorder 32bit.

                  For automating tests for a 64bit app, the 64bit Spy and Recorder are needed (delivered as separate tools).

                  It would be pretty useful to have some configuration settings to choose the Spy&Recorder version Ranorex Studio will use/trigger: 32bit vs 64bit.
                  This way one would keep the benefit (more productive) of working only with/from within Ranorex Studio.

                  Hopefully this would get in the next Ranorex Studio releases.

                  Thanks a lot,
                  Cheers.

                  P.S. Congrats for the "Uservoice" btw. Great idea ;)

                  28 votes
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                  • Easier web service testing

                    Although you have your blogs how to do web testing with Ranorex in general, it would be awesome if there is more out-of-the-box support which makes it easier to test my web service

                    (submitted via email and analogously translated to match the purpose of this platform)

                    26 votes
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                    • Dark Theme

                      I would like to see a full dark theme for studio, that changes windows, title bars, menus, buttons, project view, module browser, test suite view, properties, and any other elements of Ranorex Studio to a dark theme with white or syntax colorized text. Not just the code editor, but all of Ranorex Studio should be able to be set to "dark theme". I use the dark theme for Visual Studio, and would like the same for Ranorex Studio.

                      25 votes
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                      • DragAndDrop action

                        Currently, in order to perform drag and drop action, we need to use Mouse.MoveTo()
                        Mouse.ButtonDown()
                        instead of writing two lines of code, it would be nice if there is a drag and drop action in one line.
                        E.g.:
                        DragAnDrop(element 1, element 2)

                        25 votes
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                        • API Code Examples

                          Having code examples directly in Ranorex API documentation would not only simplify the work of those who like to code but would ultimately reduce rate of unnecessary posts of those on forum who are seeking for appropriate and dynamic solutions.

                          24 votes
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                          • Add a recording module action for calling another recording module including databinding if needed

                            Add a recording module action for calling another recording module including databinding if needed.

                            For me as Testautomation Engineer it is not that difficult to write some Usercode to do this but for a Tester with no programming language background it is not.

                            e.g. : In our application we searching for medicaments, after a successful search we can do several actions with the search result. Therefore this search operation will be used many times and I sepparated this to sepparat recording module that consums the medicament as a parameter. If you do not want to use a user code action…

                            24 votes
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                            • Read Excel files from a Ranorextest without Microsoft Office installed

                              We want to start a Windows-Jenkins-Slave to start a Ranorex-Test in a Jenkins-pipeline. This scenario is only usefull if Ranorex could read Excell files without Microsoft Office installed (licensecost)

                              22 votes
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                              • Allow Variables as part of Validate action Match Value regex in Ranorex UI

                                Often when validating e.g. confirmation messages e.g. "Username has done something" I have a need to make username a variable read from dataset or parameter. In that case Match Value in validate statement would look like "@varUsername has done something". Unfortunately this is not currently supported by Ranorex making validation of dynamic regex expressions containing variable part not possible unless you do it via User Code action.

                                22 votes
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                                • Make "Wait for exist" action for Web more robust

                                  At the moment when I click on web element that causes load of a new or reload of an existing page and I want to validate/make use of web elements on that page I need to make sure that those elements exits in DOM. I do that using "Wait for exist [web element]" action. The problem is that "wait for exist" does not always work reliably in that case returning true when web element is not fully load or accessible yet as part of DOM. To work around that I have to precede "wait for exist" action with "Delay" action…

                                  20 votes
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                                  • Currently there is no way to resume test case from its last failed point (of recording module) in Test suite runner.

                                    Example
                                    Test suite has 1 Test case and 1 recording module with 15 actions in it. Now it failed at action no 8 and I want to resume running remaining test after fixing issue with my SUT but seems there is no way to do so.

                                    a. With runtime license, one cannot see the actions in the recording module so one cannot resume the test from action 8.
                                    b. With floating license, one can see the actions, but it opens up in Ranorex studio and loses all the values of the variables set in Ranorex test suite window (instead uses…

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Improve databinding UI

                                      The current way of how databinding and data connectors work is great. What is a little bit unhandy is how user sets and changes the binding. Currently you open a parameter and set to which module variable it will be bound (see binding_direction.png). What would be better is the ability to open the binding dialog for given module and set what paramater will be bound to what module variable (see dialog.png).
                                      It wouldn't change anything inside the binding mechanism. The only thing needed is the enhanced UI. In fact, all the information are stored in the *.rxtst file and if…

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Make Module Groups expandable in Test Case view

                                        At the moment the only way to see what modules comprise a Module Group from Test Case view is to double click on it which would switch you to a Group View tab. This is not very handy if you want to review Group modules in context of a text case where that Group is used as you have to switch back and forth between Test Case and Grop View tabs multiple time.
                                        Please make Groups expandable in Test Case view the same way it is doe for [SETUP] and [TEARDOWN] special groups

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Support multiple test suites within one project

                                          To prevent ugly merges involving rxtst files, we would like to isolate the tests being worked on by different team members to unique test suites (rxtst files). The problem is that only the main Test Suite gets an executable file and only it can be run and deployed on remote machines. We would like Ranorex to support multiple Test Suites in a single project (maybe each rxtst gets an exe generated so they can be called via command line).

                                          I see another user had the same request here: https://www.ranorex.com/forum/adding-multiple-rxtst-files-to-project-improving-svn-t9742.html

                                          18 votes
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