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Actions

An action is an individual activity performed by a module. In Ranorex, there are two groups of actions: basic and smart actions. Basic actions represent direct user input, such as mouse clicks. Smart actions represent more complex input or special functions, such as running a browser or carrying out a validation. Most actions are performed on repository items. Actions are managed in the actions table in the Recorder view.

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    Basic actions

    Basic actions represent direct user input with or on a device such as mouse clicks or keyboard input. These actions are automatically recorded when you perform them during a recording, but can also be added manually in the actions table. The table below lists the icon and name of each basic action. For more details about each basic action, refer to the following page:  ⇢ Action properties.

     

    Mouse
    Mouse wheel
    Touch
    Swipe gesture
    Key shortcut
    Key sequence
    Mobile key press

     

    Smart actions

    Smart actions represent more complex UI interactions and functions. For example, the Run application action directly runs an executable from a specific path without the mouse clicks or keyboard interactions normally required to do so. During a recording, none of these actions are available, except for the Validation action. For more details about each smart action, refer to the following page:
    ⇢ Action properties.

     

    Validation
    Invoke action
    Get value
    Set value
    Open browser
    Run application
    Run mobile application
    Deploy Android app
    Deploy iOS app
    Set device orientation
    Close application
    Wait for
    Log message
    Capture screenshot
    Create snapshot
    Separator
    Delay
    User code

    Actions in the actions table

    Actions are managed in the actions table in the Recorder view.

    Ranorex Studio action table

    Ranorex Studio actions table

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    Note

    Actions are always listed chronologically, i.e. action #4 is executed before action #5.