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Ryan
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Ryan asked on 02 May 2012, 07:03 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows a way to hook into an already running application to do records?

The issue that we are having is that our WPF application is launched via click-once, that requires a URI to launch the app.  I am able to navigate to the webpage that hosts the launcher, and launch the app, but I do not know a way to hook into the running version without having test studio try and launch a new version of the app (if that makes sense)

Any input would be helpful.

Thanks.

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answered on 03 May 2012, 10:18 AM
Hello,

There is possible to Connect to a application. I am using the following code to connect to the application if it's running, else i just start a new one.

var process = Process.GetProcesses().Where(p => p.ProcessName == "ProcessName");
if (process.Count() != 0)
    Manager.ConnectToApplication(process.FirstOrDefault());
else
    Manager.LaunchNewApplication("ExeFilepath");



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answered on 03 May 2012, 07:59 PM
@Ryan

There isn't a way to do this through Test Studio. When you Quick Execute or execute a Test List, a new instance of the app will launch from its pre-configured location. This is why click-once deployment is not supported.

The work-around Jonas provided only works in a purely coded test. See here for more information.

@Jonas
Thank you for assisting another customer. I've updated your Telerik points accordingly.

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answered on 14 May 2012, 04:13 PM
Hello Ryan,

After some additional testing, I found a solution that incorporates Jonas's code into a Test Studio test. You essentially configure the test to use a "dummy" WPF app from a static location, then close it and connect to the desired running app in code as the first step of the test. See here for more information.

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