Ranorex automation

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  1. Zoltán
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    Oct 2013

    Posted 24 Oct 2013 Link to this post


    One of our partners is using Telerik controls in their product, and we are helping them to automate it with Ranorex. Our biggest problem is that, when the programmer uses a RadTabControl then Ranorex sees it as not visible. This makes the automation process way too slow, since recording the elements cannot be done with the tool, but manually.

    Did anyone encounter similar problems nowadays? Do you have some kind of clue on how to configure the controlls to make sure that they are visible?

  2. Stefan
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    Posted 29 Oct 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Zoltán,

    Please excuse me for the late answer.

    Unfortunately I was not able, to reproduce the described issue. Here you can see a short screen cast of my test with Ranorex. Also in the begging of the screen cast you can see the code of the sample application I used. It contains a RadTabControl with four RadTabItems and from the screen cast you can see that Ranorex see all the parts of the RadTabControl and RadControItems.

    Please examine the video and if you have more questions don't hesitate to contact us.

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  3. Andrey
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    Oct 2014

    Posted 18 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    Hello, guys! I guess we have the same problem with Telerik 'RichTextRibbonUI' and Ranorex. We are able to recognize only the first selected tab (default tab) and other tab's children are not visible. Is it the same problem with yours and how did you solve it?
  4. Peshito
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    Posted 20 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Andrey,

    We do not provide built in support for Ranorax testing framework. What we do provide is UI Automation Support implemented through a tree of peer classes that derive from FrameworkElementAutomationPeer.

    You could try one of the options below:
    • Use the latest version of our controls and see if the issue is reproducible (You might be using an older version which does not include the UI Automation Support).
    • Contact Ranorax and ask them if their tool should be able to find those elements.(I used XAML Spy and WPF Inspector to inspect RibbonView's elements and had no problems identifying them)

    In addition I would suggest you to try out the Telerik's Test Studio where we have built in support for our WPF controls.


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  5. Andrey
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    Oct 2014

    Posted 24 Feb 2015 in reply to Peshito Link to this post

    Hello. Thank you for reply. Since new version of Ranorex (5.3) all is OK. The issue was fixed. 
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