Record using FireFox

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  1. z z
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    Posted 22 May 2010 Link to this post

    Is there a way to record using FireFox instead of IE? The web app being tested only runs in FF.
    ~ZZ
  2. Cody
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    Posted 24 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hello z z,

    Unfortunately no it is not possible to record using FF at this time. We've had a few customers request this and it is on our "to do" list for someday. I just can't say when it will be implemented.

    You could try faking IE's User Agent string and make your website believe it's talking to FF. See this blog for how to do that. http://www.walkernews.net/2007/07/05/how-to-change-user-agent-string/

    Sincerely yours,
    Cody
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  3. Jaco
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    Posted 30 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi There,

    I just came across this page and was wondering whether your "some day" "to do" has happened yet?  We're doing research into which tool to use and this is quite a big issue for to get working with which ever tool we decide to start working with and buy.

    Regards,

    Jaco
  4. Cody
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    Posted 30 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Jaco,

    The short answer is no we have not implemented recording in any alternate browser.

    We always listening to feedback and customer needs. Would you mind explaining in more detail the needs for your test automation? What is the technical problem with recording a test in IE?

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  5. Jamie
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    Posted 30 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    I recorded a test in IE, then tried to play it back in FireFox and it did not work.  It was a very simple test to a local web site on my computer that does not do anything.  Test Studio would not navigate to the web site using fire fox.

    I think it has something to do with I exported it to Visual Studio 2010.  I created a new project and just recreated my sample and it seems to work with recording in IE and playing back in FF, Chrome and Safari.
  6. Cody
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    Posted 31 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Jamie,

    I am sorry you are running into this problem. Let me see if I understand the situation correctly:

    1) You recorded a test in Test Studio standalone
    2) This test runs just fine in Test Studio standalone in both IE and Firefox
    3) You exported the test project to a Visual Studio project
    4) You loaded the test project in VS
    5) The same test in VS will run in IE, but not in FF
    6) You created a new test project in VS
    7) You recorded a new test in this project
    8) This new test works just fine in both IE and FF

    Did I follow your repro steps correctly? If so I have a few questions (and I am not able to reproduce this here so far):
    1) Which version of FF are you using?
    2) Can you try the same steps using a publicly available website? Does that work as expected?
    3) Can you send me the failing VS project for me to analyze? Please place the entire project folder into a .zip file and attach that.

    All the best,
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  7. Jamie
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    Posted 01 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    I do not know what was happening or what I did but I do not seem able to reproduce it.  I created a brand new Test Studio project, added one simple test and was able to run it on all 4 browsers.  I then exported the Test Studio Project to Visual Studio 2010, and ran the test on all browsers in VS2010 and Test Studio and they worked.  I then opened my previous project I was having problems with and my previous project appears to be working now for all browsers.  So I am going to say this was due to my user inexperience with Test Studio.  But I cannot duplicate the issue, sorry about this and thanks.
  8. Cody
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    Posted 01 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for the update! We'll go ahead and close this issue. We can reopen it if you're able to reliably repro it in the future.

    Regards,
    Cody
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