Open Visual Studio solution in Ranorex Studio

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Open Visual Studio solution in Ranorex Studio

Post by anja » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:52 pm

Hello,

in case that the development works with Visual Studio and for testers it is not already clear with which environment they'll work, I tried to make some experiments.

I created a solution with Visual Studio. The tests are running like they should. Now I wanted to open the solution with Ranorex Studio but I got following error message:
"Can't read Microsoft Solution file format 11.00."

using:
Visual Studio Professional 2010
Ranorex Version 2.3.7

I don't know if this situation is different with other Visual Studio versions.

The projects within the solution could be opened within Ranorex and the tests run succesfully.

Has someone an idea how this could be done? It would be nice if it is possible to work on a solution with both development environments....

Thank you

Anja

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Re: Open Visual Studio solution in Ranorex Studio

Post by Support Team » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:39 am

Ranorex Studio does not support VS 2010 project/solution files, yet. Project/solution files from VS 2008 and earlier versions are supported, though.
anja wrote:The projects within the solution could be opened within Ranorex and the tests run succesfully.
Actually, the project and solution formats did not change much from VS 2008 to VS 2010. So there is a high chance that you can successfully open VS 2010 project files, provided that your project files do not target .NET 4.0. The weird thing is that project files do not have a format version flag in it, but solution files do. That's why Ranorex Studio shows the error only when opening the VS 2010 solution file, since it has format version 11.00 in it which Ranorex Studio does not fully support.

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Re: Open Visual Studio solution in Ranorex Studio

Post by anja » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:47 am

Hello,

thanks for the fast answer.
Ranorex Studio does not support VS 2010 project/solution files, yet.
Is there a possibility that Ranorex supports these files soon? Or is it possible within Visual Studio 2010 to save the solution files in an older format (e.g. the same as for Visual Studio 2008).

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Re: Open Visual Studio solution in Ranorex Studio

Post by Support Team » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Hi,

Ranorex will support this format in a future release, but I cannot tell you an exact date.
Please take a look at following link on how to convert VS 2010 projects to VS 2008:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums ... c598d0f85e

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