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  1. Please improve the API documentation, e.g. with code examples

    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!

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    Thank you all for bringing this to our attention. This topic is currently the number one topic in our User Voice. We are aware that our API documentation is far from perfect, and we see the value in improving it ourselves.

    We are currently investigating the options we have for this API documentation. We are not sure yet about details like the format or the platform. Additionally, there are some parts of the API are not meant for public use and only enable Ranorex Studio to do specific things, etc.

    This means, we are aware of the issue and we are trying to figure out how to tackle this best.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

    109 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    What are the exact features that you would want to have? What should this plugin’s functionality be?

    The minimun requirement would probably be an easy-to-use repository in some way, but what would you need in addition to that?

    We would appreciate some feedback on this.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  4. 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.

    47 votes
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  5. Conditions enhancement: option to exclude unfulfilled conditional sections from report

    Please consider adding an option to exclude unfulfilled conditional sections from report. For example, in my tests, I'm typically running just one section from let's say 5 or 10, but report still shows all these unfulfilled sections. They not only clutter the report with irrelevant sections (no matter they are grayed out) but they also make the report unnecessary big.

    35 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We are currently investigating a few improvements for the conditions feature.

    We still think that conditions should almost never be used in black box testing, but we see them as a tool that can and should be used in a few exceptions. Therefore we don’t want to build upon what we currently have to make it a full feature. However, we will consider a few Quality of Life improvements.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  6. Multiple DataSources For a Single Test

    Multiple Data Sources For a Single Test would allow a us to set a list of users in a single csv, a list of customers in anotehrs and a list of products in a third then combine them with all possible iterations over the set for exhaustive testing. Currently we have to nest test cases to get this functionality which junks up the test suite.

    26 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We have talked about this in the past before. The problem with multiple data sources for one test case is actually the way the iterations work and how the iterations over the test case should be handled. This could potentially get very confusing.

    However, we will evaluate if there is a solution that will both make sense and won’t be too confusing with the way iterations work with data connectors.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  7. 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.

    19 votes
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  8. Mobile Testing: Add a "clear cache" function to the Ranorex Browser (API included)

    Some tests just won't work if the cache can't be cleared, e.g. registering new users to a website. I don't want to be forced to clear the cache manually every time by using third party apps or non-trivial workarounds, so adding a "clear cache" function to the RxBrowser would be very helpful both on Android and iOS devices.

    8 votes
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  9. Native support for codejock controls

    Our software uses codejock controls for various different functions. We need to use rawtext to access the information. this can be hit and miss so it would be nice if there was native ranorex support for these controls so we can be less dependent on rawtext.

    5 votes
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  10. Remove scrolling wheel interaction on recording actions

    When scrolling in a recording its possible to scroll through action types. For example, changing a mouse recorded action from a click to a doubleclick simply by scrolling in the wrong place.

    4 votes
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  11. Upload the report automatically to the created Jira issue

    Since version 9.1.0, I started to use Jira integration, I use automatically issue handling.

    I'd like to see an option to upload the report to the created jira issue.

    2 votes
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    Thank you for the input.

    We think this is an excellent idea to improve our Jira plugin even further. In the next days we will investigate how this could be implemented and if there are any non-obvious issues.

    We will keep you updated.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  12. screenshot in path editor

    Hi,
    it is a well possibility to show the screenshot from a path or object in Path editor.
    Actually i switch between the tabs "Browser & Results" and Path Tab in order to see the picture from the specific path or Object.
    Thank you for realisation of this property in Ranorex Spy.

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