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Instant tracking

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

    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

    Instant tracking is activated by the simple keyboard shortcut CtrlWIN. 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

    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

    Tracking mechanism

    • 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