resgen error when building ranorex project

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resgen error when building ranorex project

Post by sivakumaran » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:21 am


we want to test our application UI for multiple UI cultures.

we have language specific strings in ranorex path. one such example is Windows standard file open dialog
the title's and Ok button 's ranorex path for e.g. are having language specific strings

because of we written a code module along with the resource files to solve the issue

So we have different resource files for different languages.

the code what it does is, at the runtime just determine the installed UI culture and read from the appropriate resource file and adjusts the ranorex path.

the machine on which ranorex tool is installed is not a development PC meaning it don't have visual studio environment

but the .Net runtime is installed along with our application under test

when the ranorex project is compiled, it gives a error saying resgen.exe is missing
and gives a hint like Visual studio or the Microsoft SDK have to be installed.

will it be fine if I Install the Microsoft SDK alone to overcome this issue?

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Re: resgen error when building ranorex project

Post by RobinHood42 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:44 pm

Hi Siva,

The resgen.exe (Resource File Generator) seems to be part of the .NET Framework, but installing the Windows SDK should also work.
there is a similar issue in the stackoverflow forum: ... -with-nant