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Breana asked on 02 Dec 2021, 11:13 AM
Hello everyone,
I need any suggestions, which automation testing tool for desktop applications should I use? I'm working on a project with a desktop application designed in C#.
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commented on 02 Dec 2021, 12:54 PM

Hello, Breana,

It would be greatly appreciated if you specify what Telerik desktop product you are currently using - WinForms, WPF, WinUI? Thus, we would be able to  suggest the appropriate testing framework accordingly. Thank you in advance.

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answered on 08 Dec 2021, 10:01 AM

Hello Breana,

First, I could suggest you try out TestComplete tool for WinForms applications automation. We are internally using it and have automated all of the controls in our suite and it works great for all controls from the Telerik UI for WinForms suite. Feel free to check out our TestComplete documentation articles

Another alternative that I can suggest for WinForms controls automation is Appium, which is an open-source automation framework. However, please note that automation with Appium can turn out to be a more complicated approach than using TestComplete since you will have to write a large portion of the automation logic from scratch. You can learn more about it in the "WinForms UI Test Automation with Appium" blog.

If you decide to use Coded UI test functionality as suggested in another comment please keep in mind that Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2019 is the last version of Visual Studio that contains the Coded UI test functionality. As a reason for deprecating Code UI Microsoft pointed out that open source UI testing tools such as Selenium and Appium have gained momentum in recent years and they have a strong community backing and are now pretty much industry standards. You could read the full article here.

I hope you find this information useful.

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Dimitar
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