Difference between snapshot and screenshot

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Difference between snapshot and screenshot

Post by mbrees86 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:51 pm

What's the difference between snapshot and screenshot? Is there ever a benefit or use case to use a snapshot?


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Re: Difference between snapshot and screenshot

Post by odklizec » Fri May 24, 2019 4:51 pm


Snapshot is a complete UI structure of an element (or entire application), stored in xml file. It could be used either for debugging or validation purposes. For an example of using Ranorex snapshot as a validation file, check for example this example code:
https://www.ranorex.com/help/latest/han ... ntiretable

Screenshot is a simple image, which could be used for presentation purposes and image-based actions
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