Add Ranorex Studio solution to DevOps project
For the integration to work, the Azure DevOps project must have access to the Ranorex Studio solution. This is done through the Git-versioned repository folder we created in the previous step.
On this page, you’ll find out how to add a Ranorex Studio solution to the repository folder and ensure that it’s under Git version control there.
Add solution to repository folder
First, you need to place the Ranorex Studio solution you want to use in Azure DevOps in the repository folder.
For an existing solution
Copy the entire solution folder to the repository folder.
When creating a new solution
Create a new Ranorex Studio solution
Specify the repository folder as the location.
Field to specify the solution’s save location in the solution wizard.
Put solution under Git version control
For the integration to work, you also need to put the Ranorex Studio solution under Git version control.
For instructions on how to set up the Git integration in Ranorex Studio and put a Ranorex Studio solution under Git version control, please refer to
Interfaces and connectivity > Source control & revision control > ⇢ Git
For the initial commit of the solution, you need to manually include the Visual Studio solution file with the file ending .sln.
This is because Ranorex Studio normally only requires the solution file ending in .rxsln for the build. Therefore, the .sln file isn’t checked for commit by default. Azure DevOps, however, uses Visual Studio for the build, which requires the .sln file.
In the Git commit dialog, select the solution file with the ending .sln.
View the solution in Azure DevOps
Once the Ranorex Studio solution is stored in the repository folder and versioned with Git, you can see it in your project in Azure DevOps.
Ranorex Studio solution files in the projects view in Ranorex Studio.
In the image, the projects view shows all solution files, including temporary ones and report files. The Azure DevOps project, however, only shows the files required to build the solution. Everything else, like the subfolders \bin\, \References\, or \Reports\, was filtered by our >.gitignore list, which ensures that these are not included in the Git version control, and therefore not in the Azure DevOps project.