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Randy asked on 01 Dec 2013, 05:08 PM
Hi,

A client of mine has an application that uses the Telerik WinForms controls and has asked for help with test automation.  They have HP UFT (QTP) and ALM (QC).  All the controls show up as "WinObject" so a little digging turned up the fact that they don't work with Telerik controls and recommend writing an extension.  I told them it was probably best to use the Telerik Test Studio instead of UFT, only to discover that neither the Telerik Testing Framework nor the Test Studio works with the Telerik WinForms controls!  

First of all, I would really like to know from someone at Telerik why this is so, and also if another tool can be recommended.  I did investigate Test Complete and found out that it is "almost" acceptable - support for the grid view is good, but the list box control does not even expose the objects in the list - only clicks using X Y coordinates.  

Any advice or pointers would be most welcome!

Thanks!

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answered on 04 Dec 2013, 09:15 PM
Hi Randy,

First, the type of hooks required to automate a WinForms application is very different from WPF or Silverlight or an HTML application running in a browser. At this time we have chosen to focus on the later three (and mobile testing with our other products).

Second, we know there are many tools available that can do WinForms testing. It is not appropriate for us to suggest any specific tool however. We recommend you do your own research and chose the tool you find best fits your testing and infrastructure needs.

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answered on 04 Dec 2013, 09:22 PM
Hi Cody,

Thank you for this, it was very helpful.  It looks like writing an extension to the HP tool is going to be way too difficult so we will probably go with Test Complete.  I appreciate your feedback.

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