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dal
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Playback Window

Post by dal » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:11 pm

Dear Team,

Future Enhancement Request:

It could be great to have Playback Window, in which RUN, PAUSE, STOP Buttons/Icons are present. Along with which statement in the script is getting executed. This will be very helpful in debugging the scripts.

Currently its really painful to PAUSE / STOP the execution when any errors are encountered. This such a feature is available in Rational Functional Tester and Telerik tools.

I am not sure this feature will be available in 3.x releases which are in pipeline.

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Dal...

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Re: Playback Window

Post by Ciege » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:39 pm

Out of curiosity, how would Ranorex know if an error was encountered? Other than a thrown exception for blatant errors and validation errors, if something fails in your AUT, how should it know?

All of my automation is encapsulated in verifications before continuing. I can capture exceptions, determine their type and react however I want based on their types. I also do most of my own verifications and depending of what the result is and what is expected again, react however I want.

Sometimes a failure is expected in my AUT. For example, there are times I want to search for a window and verify it is not there. I can use the Find method and catch the exception. If I do not get an exception this could be the failure case for me and if I do get the exception this could be the pass case for me.

I think it's best to increase you own logging and error catching in your own code so it can be tailored to do exactly what you want rather than expect any implementation that Ranorex, Rational or any tool maker to make exactly what you want.
If this or any response has helped you, please reply to the thread stating that it worked so other people with a similar issue will know how you fixed your issue!

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Re: Playback Window

Post by dal » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:15 pm

Hi Ciege,

This is just a suggestion to improve the tool, if this is incorporated the pain during the playback could be minimised.

As I worked on many automation assignment in my career using diferent test automation tool, I felt this can be incorporated for the betterment of the tool.

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Re: Playback Window

Post by Support Team » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:05 am

Hi Dal,

I think this post is similar to your other feature request
http://www.ranorex.com/forum/inclusion- ... t1758.html
Please take a look to following post.

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Re: Playback Window

Post by dal » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:45 am

Yup... Mostly similar, that one was concentrated only on the Debug Run. But this one for Running the script. This Playback window will address both the needs.

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