Ranorex - Key Highlights
Ranorex uses RanorexPath (Xpath) technology to identify and locate elements in the
application. It automatically selects the best possible xpath for element identification.
Automatically generates object repository while recording.
Has provision to add both Recording & Code modules into a Test Suite.
Tests can also be written or customized using programming language APIs. Languages
supported are C#, VB.Net and IronPython.
It also uses Image based object recognition technique to identify and validate elements
based on the captured screenshots.
In-built validation feature enables user to insert checkpoints /assertions while recording.
Provides separation between object repository and the test code, thereby creating easily
maintainable test projects.
Object Repository can be viewed in an XML format and can be modified easily..
Provides the ability to organize elements in Object Repository by grouping similar elements
based on type and optimizing their path based on hierarchy.
Ranorex - Key Highlights (Contd...)
It generates screenshots automatically for each action performed on the application while
Progress of the Delays or Wait times in scripts are shown for the user while execution.
In-built Code completion feature enables the programmers to code easily and effectively.
End2End Cross Platform testing can be performed. Eg: Test Scenarios which include navigating
from a mobile App to a Desktop application/browser and back to the mobile App can be easily
Ranorex tests can be triggered from external test environments via command line as the
Ranorex test projects can be exported as .exe files.
Ranorex tests can be run in a remote machine without Ranorex installation. It uses XCOPY
Deployment feature to achieve this.
Ranorex can be integrated with HP ALM and Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins,
Ranorex scripts cannot handle any native events which occur during execution of the
automation suite. The script fails when it encounters such events.
The script execution time on android apps is relatively high. It waits for more time for element
identification even when the element is visible on screen.
Generally, the Key Press operations are slower (both web and mobile). Eg: While entering
values in any text field, it takes relatively more time to press the keys.
Generally, the script execution is not stable for consecutive executions on mobile apps.
Certain elements are not recognized by the Ranorex Recorder on Android apps. Eg: We saw
certain elements in MBrace android app which we used for evaluation.
While recording, Passwords are recorded as asterisks (*) and the same is sent while execution
(playback) instead of the actual value.
It is not supported on MAC platform.