Developing Ranorex test using Visual studio

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aktest
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Developing Ranorex test using Visual studio

Post by aktest » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi,

Would like to know how to develop Ranorex based test using C# in Visual Studio.
Also how can i use existing Ranorex tests and repositories in Visual Studio.

Thank you,
- AK

krstcs
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Re: Developing Ranorex test using Visual studio

Post by krstcs » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:06 pm

If you already have tests built and working in Ranorex Studio, why do you need to switch?

You can do everything in Ranorex Studio that you can do in Visual Studio, and Ranorex Studio provides much more functionality in terms of laying out your test cases and managing the repository.

Visual Studio has no way to manage the repository without manually editing the files. Same with test suites and test modules. You would have to manually edit every file, including managing any GUIDs that need to be generated/handled, managing data connections, etc.

If you already have tests working in Ranorex Studio, stay in Ranorex Studio.

The only benefits (other than preference) you get from VS are the plugins (ReSharper, etc.) and some versioning system integrations (which really aren't that important, just convenient).


I do wish that Ranorex would make a version that is a VS plugin, but that isn't likely to happen any time soon, if ever...
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