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Translator Versioning

Test Studio introduces enhanced support for Telerik and Kendo UI components. The released update affects test projects for automating applications that are built with Telerik and Kendo UI components.


With each update of the Telerik and Kendo UI, more complexity is added to the components code and properties, which makes it difficult for Test Studio to recognize the component under test.


Test Studio’s technology for automating components offers exclusive support for Telerik and Kendo UI controls by way of built-in translators. The Test Studio translators are extensions that open an element and expose its properties to allow Test Studio to identify the element during recording and provide you with out-of-the-box action and verification steps for that element.


The new features allow you to take advantage of backward compatibility for all Test Studio translators. You can now select the version of the Telerik and Kendo UI components your application is built with, which triggers Test Studio to load the corresponding translators. That will help prevent your tests from breaking due to failure to recognize the component under test. Read here how to modify your project settings and take advantage of the new translator versioning feature.

Automating Telerik and Kendo UI Built Applications

Updated Default Test Settings

Test Studio ships with changed default test settings, aimed at enhancing test stability and reliability in modern application testing. The default settings changes include:

  • Recording dropdown items ByText instead of ByValue
  • Changed default Compare Mode value from FullPathandQuery to FullPath
  • Decreased timeout for non-existent recording extension from 60 to 30 seconds

These updates are based on customer feedback and will help improve test stability, reduce technical debt and avoid duplicate efforts.

Read more about the Service Pack in the Test Studio R1 2022 SP1 blog post.

Test Studio also ships with extended dialog support for the latest Chrome and Edge Chromium versions as well as notable bug fixes. Read the full release notes.

Native Chrome Automation, Truly Extensionless

Test Studio R1 2022 lifts all barriers to native test automation in Google Chrome by lifting the mandatory installation of the Chrome Extension.This update is vital for Test Studio test automation tool due to the policy changes Google announced in September 2021, affecting third-party Chrome extensions. Effective from January 2023, MV2 extensions (Manifest V2) will no longer be supported in Google Chrome.

The truly native Chrome Automation, eliminating the need for an extension for test recording and execution, has significant advantages for test automation engineers. The extra step of installing an extension to get started with test automation is now eliminated, which allows organizations with complex test labs utilizing several remote machines or servers to eliminate redundancies and testing slows downs. Test execution is significantly faster as no extension needs to load every time a test or a test list gets executed.

What’s more, organizations that prohibit third-party extensions for security purposes will no longer experience difficulties in using Test Studio in their automation efforts. Especially trialists will greatly benefit from a lot more straightforward onboarding experience. Read more about the extensionless test automation workflow in the release blog post.

Visual Studio 2022 Support

To address customer feedback and ensure coverage of the latest frameworks and technologies, Test Studio is extending support for Visual Studio 2022. The Test Studio Visual Studio plugin, available both in Test Studio Dev Edition and Test Studio standalone IDE, now runs on Visual Studio 2022.

Test Studio R1 2022 Release

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