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  1. Have a decent User Guide for Studio & API

    Instead of the bundle of outdated Forum advice (dating back to 4 years and 3 major version ago(!)), outdated Blog posts ("Best practices" referring to 2 versions ago (!)) and minimalistic online User Guide, let's have

    -> an offline,
    -> complete (EVERY dropdown-menu-item),
    -> version-aware (let's not read text to get informed at the end that the new version does this differntly),
    -> searchable (not have the info on "cool Studio feature" be hidden under "clstdftr" in the API description),
    -> possibly even Tool-Tippy,

    DECENT MANUAL

    16 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.

      41 votes
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      • Allow users to create TestCases(or SmartFolders) with the same name.

        In different hierarchies of a test suite, allow users to create TestCases(or SmartFolders) with the same name.

        4 votes
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        • Ranorex Script should run in headless mode

          As Ranorex script requires a active desktop. It is always not possible to open the desktop in case script is integrated with the build. Ranorex script must be executed in headless mode similar to selenium.

          10 votes
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          • Execute TestCase via cmd inclusive the parent steps (e.g. setup of an root smartfolder)

            Execute Testcase by selecting it in the Testsuite, implicitly select and execute the parent steps (e. g. a Setup of an parent smartfolder). If you will execute it, via the command line (/tc:TESTCASE), only the TESTCASE, without the parent steps, will be execute. Finally there is no way to get the same behavior by using the command line.

            6 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!

              28 votes
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              • Add GUI Automation Helper

                I would need a simple GUI at the very beginning of my test run to ask for some global parameters that need to be entered manually. Would be great if an easy-to-handle Automation Helper would be added to solve this.

                4 votes
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                • Data binding during runtime for parallel testing using selenium web driver

                  At present changing the data connector during runtime depending on the grid node on which the test is currently running is not possible. Ranorex always executes the test on the grid hub endpoint and so, Ranorex can’t identify what node the grid hub is currently choosing for running the test.

                  It would be really helpful if Ranoex can Support the execution of the same testsuite parallely on different nodes but with different data source.

                  5 votes
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                  • Merge Ranorex reports together into one report.

                    It would be nice to be able to merge 2 or more reports together into one. For example if you run two individual Test Suits on seperate virtual machines and then export the report into a folder then it would merge those together to form a single report.

                    3 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.

                      29 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.

                        5 votes
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                        • Export of variables and parameters

                          I would need a function that - after finishing the test - exports all variables or parameters in a simple csv or excel file. Maybe it would also be possible to "check" the values (so that I can decide whether I need the parameter or not).

                          3 votes
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                          • Move Elements from Repository to Action Table with screenshots

                            Wenn recording an element, ranorex produces 2 screenshots for this element. On the one hand a screenshot in action table und on the other hand the same pichture (screenshot) for the same element in the repository. So far so good.
                            If i want to move the same element from the repository to the action table, the pictures / screenshots from the same element are lost.
                            The screenshot in Repository is maintain / conserved.

                            1 vote
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                            • Add possibility to change duration for ApplicationNotRespondingException by code

                              It is possible to change this on a PC in RanorexConfig8.xml.

                              There is 2 problems:
                              1) It is not in the project
                              2) It is not possible to change it during a test (I need this for my application)

                              3 votes
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                              • It is impossible to change report level for compatible jUnit report

                                It should be possible to change report level for compatible jUnit report, because sometimes this file is too large, e.g. in my case it is about 500 MB.

                                2 votes
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                                • Dashboard_Ranorex Report Summary

                                  On executing 100+ Ranorex Test Cases its difficult to see the status of Test Cases - Pass/Fail.

                                  In-fact Ranorex provides the status of the Test-Suite in the file name by setting the parameter %S_%L_%R_%H_%X_%Y%M%D_%T.html under Test Suite properties > Report tab > Report file.

                                  Its difficult to identify each individual test case status.

                                  As of now I created a executable to furnish the Dashboard content to get the overview of the respective Test Cases under one view... Which helps the user to see the overall status of the TCs across builds

                                  On running the executable it furnishes the status of…

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                                  • PDF failed execution yields rethrow exeception on report

                                    When a user is implementing the PDF automation helper and there is a failure, it throws a red warning on the report stating "rethrow exception" at the bottom of the report. This is not a user friendly message and is not suitable for audiences (such as directors or VPs).

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                                    • Show disabled action on "Find test module reference" list result

                                      Actually, right click on a repo item "Find test module reference" used on only one action disabled, the list is empty. So if Idelete the repo item, after build error : "item not found".
                                      If an action is disabled, show it on list, maybe using another color

                                      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…

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Reference linked file of other projects as datasource

                                          I linked an Excel file from one project to another. Now I'd like to be able to take the file and create a datasource but it is not possible.

                                          I already tried setting a relative path to access the file in the dialog. This works for ranorex builds but when I build it manually (msbuild.exe) the generated path in the rxtst is wrong.

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