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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.

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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.

      11 votes
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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.

        11 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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          • 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.

            7 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…

              5 votes
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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)

                8 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!

                  4 votes
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                  • Multi threaded Ranorex Application: Dedicated UI and Log threads

                    The main application thread can delegate data logging (report generation) responsibilities to another thread. This logger thread generates reports in sequential (FIFO) manner to avoid any synchronization issue or cluttered output. This will improve overall performance of Renorex test application. Usage of TPL (Task parallel library) thread further improves the performance by taking advantage of Multi core and Multiple CPUs present in a test machine.

                    12 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

                      7 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.

                        5 votes
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                        • Ranorex plugin support for EO.WebBrowser

                          Currently there is no plugin support for this browser.
                          There is a workaround to have some controls show as Elements
                          https://www.ranorex.com/forum/eo-webbrowser-for-net-t8202.html
                          But these controls don't have the same properties as a native Ranorex plugin.
                          Since EO.WebBrowser is a web browser engine based on Google's Chrome project, it should be possible to integrate the Ranorex plugin.

                          10 votes
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                          • Provide an API to get all displayed text on an entire web page

                            It would be very helpful to provide an API for the user to get all displayed text on an entire web page. It will facilitate to verify that various messages and texts have been displayed (or not displayed) on the page as expected when their specific location on the page is not a concern.

                            Currently we can get the entire HTML using the code below:

                            Ranorex.WebDocument page = "/dom[@caption~'XYZ']";
                            string pageHtml = page.GetHtml().Trim();

                            There are at least two major drawbacks here:
                            1. The string of HTML could be very large;
                            2. Being contained in the HTML does not always mean…

                            5 votes
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                            • Conditions enhancement: Allow the use of a variable/parameter on the right side of the condition

                              Currently a condition allows a parameter or variable on the left side but only a string on the right side of the equal/not equal sign. I would like the ability to use a parameter/variable in place of the string.

                              4 votes
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                              • Selenium integration of mobile devices, support for Android and iOS drivers.

                                Currently there is no support for mobile devices with selenium.

                                Given that web access is mostly on mobile devices more and more percentage of devices on the web will be mobile, it would be helpful to have selenium integrated for Android and iOS mobile devices.

                                Selenium currently has drivers supporting this task (Selendroid & Appium). If Ranorex can support these drivers it will add value to users testing web since only desktop environments could be insignificant to some projects/users.

                                7 votes
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                                • Conditions Enhancement - extend the options beyond equals and not equals.

                                  We assign a level to each of our tests and it would be nice to be able to select them using conditions - e.g. if <= test level then run test.
                                  Having to add rules to cover all the higher level tests is clumsy.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Remote debugging

                                    It would be great if Ranorex was able to run the test with debugger on a remote agent.
                                    This would enable us to debug the test in different environments.

                                    4 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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                                      • Allow user to disable git integration

                                        We have a very large git repository containing among other some ranorex solutions.
                                        Opening and working with these solutions is very time consuming due to git doing background checks on all files. It also seems that the background check is done syncronously, locking the GUI whenever git commands are being called.
                                        In order to overcome this issue, we have removed the folder Program Files (x86)\Ranorex 7.0\RanorexStudio\AddIns\SourceControl\GitAddin.
                                        This improves the performance dramatically.
                                        We need to be able to disable git integration in Ranorex.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Copy Repository path to clipboard for pasting directly into code.

                                          I find myself copying items in my Ranorex Studio project Repository to the clipboard in the hope that I can then paste a Repository path snippet into a text editor window (such as a user code module editor window, or notepad).

                                          TL;DR: I want to get the full dotted repository path in the code e.g. Repo.Application.Window.SubWindow.Nested.Item.

                                          Sometimes my Repository items are fairly nested in a hierarchy. I was looking for a short-cut to get the full dotted-path item name into my code module. When I then want to make a Property that gives me a short-cut to this Repository item…

                                          3 votes
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