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  1. 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.

    102 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.

      89 votes
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      • Upgrade solutions in one go

        it would be nice to have a better way to upgrade solutions with new Ranorex versions than opening them one by one for upgrade.

        77 votes
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          Unfortunately we had to postpone it due to shifted priorities. At the moment we can’t announce a release version/date for this idea.
          We will keep you updated.

          The Product Management Team

        • License Manager: Administrator can release a blocked floating license

          Hi all,
          I want to know how I or our administrator can unlock a floating license via the Ranorex License Manager?

          Situation:
          •User A starts Ranorex Studio using one Floating license
          •User A leaves his Computer (while Ranorex Studio is running) and goes home
          •User B wants to start Ranorex Studio using the Floating license which is blocked by User A

          Requirement:
          •certain persons (i.e. Administrator) with access to lic manager can close active connections manually

          Goal:
          •set locked floating license free manually via license manager

          Thanks.
          Niko

          68 votes
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          • Please improve the API documentation

            The documentation of the Ranorex API is extremely minimalistic, making it very hard (if not impossible sometimes) to understand and use it. In my opinion, most explanations for classes, attributes and methods are so short that they provide no help at all. Information on how to work with the classes in context is missing. In rare cases you'll find some examples in the forum, but in general you're lost. Please take the trouble to really improve the API documentation. And/or offer some Advanced Training for automation engineers who want to learn the API. Thanks!

            67 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.

              65 votes
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                Hello everbody,

                Thank you for sharing your valuable idea with us. We aim to release a color-themed UI (dark theme) in Ranorex Studio with 9.0. The ETA of Ranorex Studio 9.0 is early Q1 in 2019.

                Best regards
                Ranorex Product Management

              • 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…

                65 votes
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                • Visual Studio plugin

                  Many Ranorex users prefer to use the MS Visual Studio IDE because of it's power and familiarity for .NET coding. It would be nice if Ranorex would make a VS plugin that was capable of presenting the test suites, repos, and modules the same way that Ranorex Studio does. This would allow us to use whichever IDE we are most comfortable with.

                  63 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.

                    63 votes
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                      We’re happy to announce an early release of a license statistic tool. Please feel free to download the application and to provide us with feedback (pm@ranorex.com).

                      Download: https://download.ranorex.com/s/Yqb8b7DHDMc4Xbo
                      Readme: https://download.ranorex.com/s/HCtgeDnbpad4jxa

                      Note: The download package has been replaced by a new one as there were some files missing in the old package (2018-03-01 3:30 PM, CET.)

                      Ranorex Product Management Team

                    • Pause/Resume Current Testcase with Hotkey

                      Actual there is no way to pause a Testcase , only to Abort the current Testcase or the whole Solution.

                      We need this feature , because we use Ranorex as semi automatic Hardware testenviroment and we want to allow the users to pause a test, fix the hardware and then resume the current testcase.

                      59 votes
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                      • Search with Multiple Keywords in Group Module Browser.

                        We are working on a project with large number of Group Modules (200+) and this number keeps on increasing. So, it is a hectic job to search group modules with single keyword as the search will result in large number of group modules with the same keyword in its name. Searching group modules with multiple keywords like "keyword1" and "keyword2" will make searching of Group Modules very easy.

                        58 votes
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                        • Sorting repository items

                          It would be nice to have the option to sort repository items. When adding additional items into the repository the ability to find items becomes more difficult. My naming convention is such that items are labeled to first identify where they are within the applications so when reviewing the repo items I could see if all the objects were captured and without being able to sort the Repo items this is more difficult to accomplish (having the search capability is great)

                          58 votes
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                          • IntelliSense as in Visual Studio + Row Autocomplete C# (;) with Shift+Enter

                            IntelliSense in Ranorex lags behind comparing to Visual Studio's one. It would be great to have these features working in the same way in Ranorex. There's is also missing option how to complete a row with a simple key shorcut -- Shitft+Enter would be fine...

                            54 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

                              49 votes
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                              • Independent datasources for SETUP & TEARDOWN

                                It would be great to be able to associate data sources to setup and teardowns independent of their parent test case.

                                49 votes
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                                • Drag & Drop Items from SPY to Repository

                                  In WPF Application, which has 20 Objects several steps deep in RxPath, it is painstakingly slow to add each item into Repository.

                                  For Example Parent Container Path (Already in Repository)
                                  /form[@automationid='MasterWindow']/container[@automationid='parentDock']/element[@automationid='OBjManager']//element/element[@automationid='mdiContainer']//element[@caption~'^Unique Value #']/container[@automationid='MyContainer']

                                  - I have 20 Objects - TextBoxes, ComboBoxes, RadioButtons etc.. it would really be nice to Select all these & drag frop it with the Names as show in Spy.
                                  These can be added with just the last step in the Path from which SPY is deriving the Name of the Object

                                  - The parent may Other Objects/ Descendants under this path which are NOT to be…

                                  47 votes
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                                  • Allow the Running of the Remote Agent without Admin Rights

                                    It would be helpfull if it would be possible to run the remote agent client without admin rights because in larger corporations it is difficult to get a user with these rights.

                                    45 votes
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                                    • Validation should have Timeout property.

                                      I see in Ranorex Studio it has Duration property but it is not the same as Timeout.
                                      Validate with a Duration set to 30 seconds will consume 30 seconds even when validation condition is met after, say 100ms which is simple waste of time.
                                      Use WaitForExists (WaitForNotExists) to simulate Validate with Timeout forces to have unmaintainable number of items in the repository.
                                      For those who code much there is a workaround: wrap Validate in a loop with timeout (or maybe create own Validation class).
                                      But the workaround is not the solution.
                                      If Validate can have Timeout property it would resolve…

                                      45 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 ;)

                                        45 votes
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                                        • Add step numbers in reports

                                          Without the need to customize the report files, can we have a default way to add the step numbers to each report file?

                                          44 votes
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