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  1. 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.

    35 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.

      20 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!

        12 votes
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        • Enable mouse on maintenance mode

          Currently it is not possible to use the mouse during the maintenance dialog if you have disabled mouse in the program.cs file.

          It would be great if the maintenance mode re-enables all controls during it appearance.

          4 votes
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          • Provide an option for Teardown regions that they will only be executed on fail

            An option to make the Teardown region only execute on failure. So in the Test Suite, I could right click on a global (Test Suite-level) teardown region and select an option to execute only on failure.
            The reason for this is that I can then have a simple teardown module that would kill the test application process (as in your new Automation Helper Method). Then in a Test case I would try to close KeePass cleanly, but if this went wrong or any other module failed, then the global teardown would execute and kill the application ready for the next…

            12 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

              30 votes
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              • Cleanup / Remove unused modules

                I know in the Repository you can click the cleanup button and it will clean up the repository for you.
                I am wondering if you could add something similar that I can click on to cleanup / remove unused modules?
                I know I can right click on each one and select show all references and see if it is in use or not, but with almost 200 modules in my test case that’s going to take a while. It would be nice to have a similar button / feature like the repository cleanup button but for unused modules.

                11 votes
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                • Swipe gesture support in Spy for mobile app

                  Add the ability to perform swipe operations in Spy. This would be incredibly use for mobile app automation. The Ensure Visible method is not very reliable for iOS native app. I would normally have to perform a swipe gesture. Finding the correct element to perform the swipe gesture is very tedious. Being able to do this in Spy would great speed things up.

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                  • To display test execution progress in system tray

                    When scheduled an execution, we can't see how much percent execution is completed. There should be an icon or something which will display either execution coverage in % or graphically.
                    It should display same when execution is scheduled from Ranroex Testsuite as well as if it is scheduled using batch file.

                    12 votes
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                    • TestSuite.Current.Parameters["paramName"] is null when calling Ranorex.Core.Testing.TestModuleRunner.Run(myPage);

                      TestSuite.Current.Parameters["paramName"] is null when calling Ranorex.Core.Testing.TestModuleRunner.Run(myPage); Need to have a way to init TestSuite by default in the constructor somewhere.

                      2 votes
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                      • Need to automate Iframe elements via the WebDriver in Ranorex

                        As of know we are unable to automate the IFrame objects using web driver. it will be good if the IFrame objects are also part of web driver integration

                        12 votes
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                        • Filter functionality for data sources

                          Working with bigger test suites also increases the amount of available data sources. Current selection in the data sources window is very laborious, especially for data sources located somewhere in the middle.

                          Therefore it would be very useful providing a filter functionality like it is already implemented for the selection of library methods.

                          3 votes
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                          • Support enum as parameter-type in UserCodeMethods

                            Currently basic types as parameters are supported for UserCodeMethods like string, double etc.
                            It would be very helpful, if enums would also be supported:

                            [UserCodeMethod]
                            public static void MyUserMethod(RepoItemInfo repItem, MyEnum action)
                            {

                            }

                            public enum MyEnum {
                            A,B,C
                            }

                            In the recording view the user should see a dropdown with the all the possible enum-values listed.

                            Current workaround is using a string as parameter without providing the user any help what are possible values. Also I have to validate the user-input before usage.

                            3 votes
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                            • In Test-Case-View, show the folder structure the Recordings originated from

                              Recordings from other Projects get the name of the root-project in parentheses, Recordings with name-overlap even get the folder structure the originate from in parentheses, this should be (optionally) a global setting:
                              Recording (Project/Folder/Subfolder) - makes it much easier to read, because you do not have to cram everything into the Recording name

                              2 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.

                                8 votes
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                                • Make the version information in the Help>About page copyable

                                  The version number in the Ranorex Spy (which is the way the Forum describes it) or the Help>About in Studio are both not copyable, this hampers the easy Copy-Paste into '(for instance) Bug Reports.
                                  Also, as you would like the Windows version etc. how about having that information right there as well?

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 64-bit debugger support

                                    In order to create large PDF Reports, we need 64-bit memory allowance. However if I change this for my nodes to run on 64-bit my team cant debug anymore, as the CSPROJ is controlling both the target and the testclasses the scripts will add (so they cant ignore it).

                                    To get around this, having 64-bit debugging support would be great.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • Run Ranorex Agent without administrator privileges and as a service

                                      Currently the Agent must be executed using admin rights. It should be possible to run tests without it.

                                      Furthermore, there have to be a user logged in to the machine that the Ranorex Agent can start.
                                      I would like to start the Agent "as a service" or "as a scheduled task", i.e. when the machine is restarted.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • Allow overloads in UserCodeCollections' UserCodeMethods to be selected in UI

                                        When a UserCodeMethod has the same name like another UserCodeMethod in the same UserCodeCollection but a different signature, then the UI displays an error. There are so many examples where it does make sense to equally name the methods but only distinguish by signature.

                                        Example: ExecuteSQL(string sql), ExecuteSQL(string sql, object[] parameters), ExecuteSQL(string sql, object[] parameters, string connectionString)

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Inflexible implementation of SmartFolders.

                                          1. One cannot put a Testcase in a Testcase anymore, but in my opinion it is an common case to do so. For example if testcase B is a subset of testcase A.
                                          2. One cannot build a treepath only containing SmartFolders. In this Case you cannot put a Module in. So there have to be a testcase in this treepath.

                                          Because the only difference between testcases and smartfolders is that smartfolders are not included in evaluation (pie chart) in the report. Better and more flexible implementation would be to have a flag like "include in report evaluation" on testcases.…

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