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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.

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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.

      83 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.

        67 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

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            Note: The download package has been replaced by a new one as there were some files missing in the old package (2018-03-01 3:30 PM, CET.)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

          • 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.

            62 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

            • 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.

              61 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)

                59 votes
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                  Dear Ranorex-users,

                  We’re happy to announce the release of Ranorex 8.3 beta 2. This beta release allows data-driven testing using MS-Excel data sources without having a valid MS Excel license installed (on runtime environment).

                  Please register for the beta program (https://www.ranorex.com/beta-program/), give it a try and don’t forget to provide us with your feedback!

                  More information about the beta-features can be found on the start-page of Ranorex Studio BETA.

                  Best regards,
                  Ranorex Product Management Team

                • 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.

                  57 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!

                    55 votes
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                    • 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

                      53 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…

                        51 votes
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                        • 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.

                          46 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 ;)

                            43 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)

                              42 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.

                                42 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...

                                  40 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…

                                    40 votes
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                                    • Publish official Ranorex NuGet package

                                      Please publish the core Ranorex libraries in an official NuGet package in order to allow for easier management of Ranorex integration into projects.

                                      39 votes
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                                        Currently we are investigating all possible use cases for this idea.
                                        It would help us a lot if you could comment your project setup and how you are adding Ranorex to it. Thx a lot.

                                        Best regards
                                        Ranorex Product Management

                                      • 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…

                                        37 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

                                          36 votes
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