Opening Metro Apps

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Opening Metro Apps

Post by jhull412 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:20 am

I'm trying to evaluate this tool for use in testing our Windows 8 modern (metro) app. I'm having trouble opening the app itself by either recording the process or coding it directly. How can I create a code module to open the windows start menu by clicking on the start button, and then select the correct tile to launch the application?

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Re: Opening Metro Apps

Post by Support Team » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:45 pm

Hello jhull412,

Please check out our Windows 8 blog

This blog post will provide some useful tips and tricks concerning automating Windows 8 Style UI apps using Ranorex.

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Re: Opening Metro Apps

Post by jhull412 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:11 pm

Thanks. Do you happen to have any more recent information regarding automating metro apps? Our Application is a winJS metro app with embedded webviews and unfortunately it looks like I cannot see any UI objects on the webview when I inspect them using the Object Spy. Basically, the lowest level on the DOM that is shown is the webview container itself and nothing that is displayed within it.

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Re: Opening Metro Apps

Post by krstcs » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:31 pm

The JavaScript uses a browser rendering engine to render the web view.

Do you know what engine your app is using?

I would guess that it is JXBrowser, which is not supported by Ranorex, so Ranorex cannot "see" anything inside the webview container.
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