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  1. 11 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)

      11 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.

        11 votes
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        • Bulk cleanup of repositories

          It would be useful to bulk clean up all repositories in a solution at once without having to select each repository manually one at a time and click Cleanup on each.

          Especially when we have a huge solution with over 600 repositories.

          I understand that if the repository is used by another solution it could break that other solution but this is not an issue if this is not the case and the bulk cleanup can simply warn you about this.

          11 votes
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          • Use wildcards in processes whitelist

            If we automate a process with dynamic executable name, it would be nice to usewildcards for whitelist entries.

            Example: setup file with buildnumber
            setup_2.3_buildXY.exe
            setup_2.3_buildZA.exe
            setup_2.4_buildAB.exe

            --> setup_*

            10 votes
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            • Mark generated .cs files with .g.cs or .generated.cs

              In order to have a clean repository without versioning the automaticaly generated files, it would be helpfull fi these files are marked by the normaly used file extension .g.cs or .generated.cs

              10 votes
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              • See CSS style properties from Spy

                To make it easier to see both element attributes and CSS style properties in one place, it would be useful to see CSS properties from Spy rather than having to use developer tools in a browser as well or use WebElement.GetStyle from code.

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                • [Mobile] Send Keys/Key Sequence for Android

                  Add a function to input text using a more realistic way (think of Key Sequence when writing desktop/mobile tests) into mobile controls. This will greatly improve testing on mobile devices as the use of SetValue("Text") is prone to errors and does not trigger the events of the control. This will often lead to values not getting set correctly and results in validation errors. Using Workarounds to get text input to register properly does also increase the run time.

                  This is also very important if you want to create a realistic test because SetValue does not set the value of a…

                  9 votes
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                  • Integrated Password Encryption

                    I realize uservoice suggestions regarding password encryption have been reviewed and declined in the past. I'm proposing something a bit different.
                    Back when I was using Quick Test Professional, they had a little password encryption tool where you could run your password through and use the output string in a set secure method during automation.
                    I'd like to see a similar integration in Ranorex. I could build something out myself, but the encryption keys would be either be in the code base or I'd have to distribute dll files.
                    Ranorex is in a better position to provide this relatively simple…

                    9 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.

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                      • Add Check for Updates to the expected location for updates - the Help menu

                        Almost all current software these days have a Check for Updates option under the Help menu, or under Help – About. That is where people expect to find links to the current version.

                        The problem with the existing implementation showing "A new version is available" on the home page is that it's only shown when there's a new version - people want to check to see if they are running the current version. And after I used the product for a while I stopped seeing the home page - I only clicked on my project to open it. I never,…

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                        • Ability to copy and paste table data into the SimpleDataConnector table UI

                          Currently, if I want to add data into a simple data connector table, I have to individually add columns and rows then paste or type into each cell one at a time. It would be great if I could copy a whole table or selection of data from e.g. Excel/Word, comma/tab separated etc. and the table populate or expand accordingly.
                          It is acceptable to have to manually enter/rename the column titles once they have been created.

                          9 votes
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                          • Symlink in Repository

                            It would be good to have the possibility to create 1 repository item and link it in multiple sektion in the repository.

                            For example you create for each test case a folder which contains all required items for this specific test case.

                            Instead of copying the same repository item (which means you have to change it item if the xpath changes) i would like to have a main item which can be linked in the repository.

                            You only have to change the main item and all linked repository items will be changed automatically.

                            This would allow a more structured repository,…

                            9 votes
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                            • Objects not recognized when pages are refreshed

                              we have application where the pages are refreshed (dynamically updated) each second. Ranorex is not able to recognize the objects in the page during refresh as Ranorex lose all of the objects when page is refreshed.
                              Unfortunately this is not supported by Ranorex currently. This would be helpful for people who wanted to use Ranorex to identify objects which are refreshed frequently.

                              9 votes
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                              • Keyboard shortcuts for Ranorex Studio control

                                Some more shortcuts like 'Ctrl+w' (close Modul), 'Ctrl+Tab' (jump to next tab/module) for better usabilty of Ranorex would be great

                                9 votes
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                                • Ranorex Mobile Test Cloud - Real device support

                                  It would be great, if ranorex support mobile test cloud environments, so that we no need to buy the devices and we can use mobile devices (real device) on cloud environment and pay as we use.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Ranorex recorder does not identifies Xpaths having relational operators in Object Repository

                                    Many objects in our object repository contain relational operators like following-sibling, preceding-sibling, ancestor, parent etc., for example as shown below:

                                    //b[@innertext='abc']/ancestor::tr/td[2]
                                    //a[@innertext='xyz']/parent::td/following-sibling::td
                                    //select[@id='abc123']/parent::td/preceding-sibling::td/label


                                    Such objects can be highlighted using Spy without any issues, but not picked up in the recordings.

                                    The recorder is creating duplicate objects for such elements with Xpaths like below:

                                    body/div[2]/div/div[1]/div/div/?/?/table/tbody/tr[2]/td[@innertext~'^ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ']

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Private variables in test modules

                                      Sometimes we're using variables only inside a module. It would be great if it was possible to implement them as private variables.

                                      Private variables should not be visible to the test suite.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Allow Creation and Deletion of TestSuites/TestCases.

                                        Ranorex studio has an immense setup for TestSuites and TestCases, but they can't be controlled in code.
                                        If we're using the license, we should have flexibility to Create and Teardown Test Suites and Test Cases. It doesn't make too much sense that we can't do this in Ranorex studio.

                                        The basic functionality is great for non-programmers, but this toolset would free programmers to make truly dynamic test cases

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Support new NuGet format

                                          In Visual Studio 2017 NuGet is intregated into MSBuild using PackageReference instead of the packages.config.
                                          This has some advantages, such as improved overview, improved performance etc.
                                          It would be great if Ranorex would comply with this new format.

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