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Technology selection

You can build automated tests for a wide variety of technologies with Ranorex Studio. When you start a new recording, the technology selection dialog appears to identify the technology of your application under test (AUT). This chapter explains the process of identifying the technology of your AUT.

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    Technology selection dialog

    The technology selection dialog appears whenever you start a new recording in an empty recording module. It doesn’t appear if the recording already contains actions.

    Technology selection dialog

    Technology selection dialog

    Desktop: The AUT is designed for and runs on desktop computers: i.e. the Ranorex Demo application.
    Web: The AUT is designed for and runs in a web browser such as Firefox: i.e. the Ranorex website.
    Instant recording: The technology of the AUT isn’t specified. Use this if you want to create a test for an application that is currently active.
    Interactive mobile test creation: The AUT is designed for and runs on mobile phones: i.e. Google Maps for Android. Tests for mobile devices are created with a different procedure than desktop and web tests.

    Desktop technology testing

    When you choose Desktop, you are prompted to select a desktop application on the current system or network as your AUT.

    Opening technology selection dialog

    Opening technology selection dialog

    In the Recorder view, click RECORD to open the technology selection dialog.
    Select Desktop to choose a desktop application for testing.

    Desktop technology selection

    Desktop technology selection

    In the window that appears, click Add app…
    Browse to the desktop application you want to test.
    Select the application and click Open.

    Web technology testing

    Ranorex Studio allows you to test a wide variety of web technologies. This section describes how to configure recording for a single browser. To learn about cross-browser testing, refer to the section Web and mobile testing > Web testing > ⇢ Cross-browser testing.

    Starting web technology testing

    Starting a web test

    In the Recorder view, click RECORD to open the technology selection dialog.
    Select Web to choose a web application for testing.

    Web technology specification dialog

    Web technology specification dialog

    Choose browser

    • Select which browser you want to test the web application on. Ranorex will automatically open the website you choose in this browser when you click Record.

    Choose website

    • Type in the target URL of the web application you want to test.

    Incognito mode

    • Check if you want to open the web application in incognito mode.

    Click Record to start recording.

    Further reading

    Web testing is explained in Web and mobile testing > Web testing > ⇢ Web testing.

    Instant recording

    Use instant recording if you’ve already started your application or if you want to start it yourself while recording.

    Instant recording selection

    Instant recording selection

    In the Recorder view, click RECORD to open the technology selection dialog.
    Select Instant recording to start recording immediately.

    Interactive mobile test creation

    Tests for mobile devices are created with a different procedure than desktop and web tests. This procedure is explained in the Mobile testing chapters of this User Guide. Below are  the steps to complete in the technology selection dialog before creating a mobile test.

    Interactive mobile test creation

    Interactive mobile test creation

    In the Recorder view, click RECORD to open the technology selection dialog.
    Select Interactive mobile test creation The dialog shown below appears.

    Mobile test settings

    Mobile test settings

    Choose a device

    • Select an existing device to use for testing your application. To add devices to the list, use the endpoints pad.

    Choose or add app

    • Select an existing app or add a new one.

    Choose website

    • Enter a website you want to test on the mobile device (optional).

    Further reading

    Mobile testing is addressed in several chapters. Start with Web and mobile testing > Web testing > ⇢ Mobile testing.

    Further reading

    Endpoints are explained in Web and mobile testing > Endpoints > ⇢ Getting started.