Create a new solution
In Ranorex Studio, a solution is the top-level container that contains all other test files. Solutions are organized into one or more projects. There are different project types in Ranorex Studio, but the test suite project is typically used to build a test. A test suite project contains one or more test suites, which in turn represent the structure of your test with its test cases and modules.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to create a new solution to test a desktop application. New solutions you create always come with a test suite project.
Ranorex Studio fundamentals > Ranorex Studio > ⇢ Create a new project
If you want to create a solution for web or mobile testing, refer to
Web and mobile testing > ⇢ Web testing and
RocketStart solution wizard
Click File > New > Solution using wizard… to open the RocketStart solution wizard. In the dialog that appears, click Desktop.
Configure your solution (see explanations below); then click Continue.
Test creation dialog
- Give the solution a meaningful name or use the default name.
- By default, the solution name is used as the name for the test suite project in this solution, too.
- Unless changed, the new project directory is created in
Click Additional options to access more options:
Programming language of the project. C# is the default, VBNet is also available.
When deselected, the solution files are saved in the project’s folder instead of in their own parent folder of the project’s folder.
If desired, check the box to add your solution and the project to a ⇢ source control system.
Select the application under test
Click Running applications and select one of the listed applications.
Click Browse for application > Browse for
Section to browse for an application and specify optional command line arguments.
Select recording behavior
Use this screen to configure whether Ranorex Studio evaluates just one application, several applications, or all running applications when searching for UI elements. This is part of Ranorex Studio’s ⇢ whitelisting capabilities.
Focus on single application
Ranorex Studio records user interactions only in your previously selected application under test. Everything else is ignored. The whitelist contains only your AUT.
Focus on multiple applications
In addition to your AUT, you can add other processes to the whitelist to be recorded by Ranorex Studio.
No focus applied
All user interactions are recorded. The whitelist is empty.
Final screen and tutorial panel
The final screen explains what
Read through the instructions and then click Finish to complete setup.
Structure of the desktop solution and its project
Once you’ve finished setup, Ranorex Studio opens in the test suite view with a simple prebuilt desktop test suite. This test suite is part of the test suite project that was created automatically with this desktop solution.
This is where you build and control your tests.
Your solution comes with a project that contains a simple prebuilt test suite. It contains a test case with three recording modules:
Recording module view
In the recording module view of Recording1, you can record and manage test actions.
Empty actions table
This is where your recorded actions appear.
StartAUT and CloseAUT modules
The StartAUT and CloseAUT modules in the desktop solution template use a special mechanism to ensure the correct instance of the started AUT is closed. This improves stability for tests based on the template. The mechanism is based on the advanced concept of variables and parameters, which is why the solution comes with a variable bound to both modules.
You don’t need to be familiar with variables and parameters to use the desktop solution template.