Instant tracking is primarily useful to quickly add multiple repository items without having to click the Track button and then move back to the current application under test over and over again. Here is how to apply this quick tracking function.
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Test example definition
To explain the concept of instant tracking, a simple test example is defined. All necessary test functionality is implemented within the database working environment of the demo application. The purpose is to track & identify a department selection out of the drop-down department list.
Instant tracking – test example definition
See the Test database register pane of the demo application
Test database working environment with drop-down list for test example
Instant tracking is activated by the simple keyboard shortcut Ctrl + WIN. See how it works.
Start Ranorex Studio and open a new test solution with a meaningful name
Start the demo application and select the test database as working environment
Open the department selection drop down list
Instant tracking of a department selection list item
Move the mouse over the list item which is to be tracked & identified
Press Ctrl+WIN to track the selected UI-element
- Instant tracking is activated if Ranorex Studio or Ranorex Spy is started, or if a recording/repository is opened
- Instant tracking can be applied over and over again, every selected UI-element is tracked and a corresponding repository item is created