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x86 or x64 bit processor

Post by subodh4u7 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:45 am

Hi Experties,

I have Java application which is 64 bit application and running on 64-bit Windows 7. I am using Ranorex 6.0.1 for automating use case.

My basic question is
1. Should i use 32-bit Ranorex spy or 64-bit spy, I understand i should use 64-bit spy, but Why?

2. What platform (Target CPU) should i chose whether x64 or x86 or Any processor. What would be the advantage if i use x86 or x64 or Any processor. How it is going to affect the automation process.

Can some one help me to understand the basic question

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Re: x86 or x64 bit processor

Post by krstcs » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:55 pm

For both questions the main answer is: It doesn't matter.

32-bit spy will still see the UI for a 64-bit AUT. You can use either one.

For question 2 though, you are probably better off just choosing "Any processor". A 32-bit Ranorex test will still work on a 64-bit AUT. However, there have been issues in the past with compiling the Ranorex tests to a 64-bit architecture, and using "Any processor" will ensure that your test can run on either 32- or 64-bit Windows.
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