Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

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Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

Post by acooper_accusoft » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:24 pm

As revealed at the recent Microsoft BUILD conference, Windows 8 will include a major, major departure from Windows application development as we know it. An entirely new set of system APIs (WinRT) is set to become the replacement for Win32, and an entirely new UI platform (Metro) has been created for modern Windows apps (ultimately replacing WPF, Silverlight, and any other of the myriad of UI technologies Microsoft has released).

Now, I realize that Windows 8 will continue support for the "old" stuff (Win32, WPF, Silverlight, etc.), but anyone who wants to write a new Metro-style app (and sell within the future Windows App Store) can't use any of it. WinRT and Metro are the future.

So, with such dramatic change in both the underlying subsystems of Windows and the UI controls used in Windows, what will Ranorex's future look like? Will UI automation continue to be possible with new Metro-style apps? And, if so, how does the UI automation story differ for XAML-based and HTML-based Metro apps?

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Re: Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

Post by Support Team » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:28 pm

Hi,

we've had a look on it and basically there should not be a problem within automating any metro apps with Ranorex in future, except for some new issues (e.g. multi touch gestures...) we have to and will take care of.

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Re: Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

Post by girishyd » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:14 am

When we except Ranorex release for automation Metro UI touch Screen based Apps :) we are waiting for it !!!!

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Re: Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

Post by Support Team » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:48 pm

Hi,

you can already automate Metro UI with Ranorex, but with limitations (e.g. Multi touch gestures are not supported by now).

The support of Metro UI will be improved within our next releases.

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Re: Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

Post by k.kirankumar09 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:48 pm

Hi,

Current version of the Ranorex will support automating multi touch gestures ?

And want to know how we can automate big touch screen (55 inches) using ranorex ?

Looking out for a update from ranorex support team.

Thanks!!

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Re: Ranorex and Windows 8 Metro Apps

Post by Support Team » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:44 pm

Hi,

Yes, this should normally work.

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