Introduction | Ranorex

Introduction

The Ranorex Recorder is used to record and replay the user’s keyboard and mouse actions during a test of the user interface. The Recorder is not only a capture/replay editor which is available both as a stand-alone tool and as an integrated editor within Ranorex Studio. It can also be used as an action editor and composer, and it is sometimes referred to as an action table.

Structure of this chapter

    Studio built-in Recorder

    When you start a new test project, Ranorex Studio opens the working environment  with the default view and the Recorder with the empty recording module in front.

    Studio built-in Recorder

    Studio built-in Recorder

    Active recording module Recording1.rxrec
    Control panel of Studio built-in Recorder

    Stand-alone Recorder

    Ranorex also provides a stand-alone Recorder which can be started independently from Ranorex Studio.

    Stand-alone Recorder

    Stand-alone Recorder

    Open the Windows start menu
    Search for > Ranorex > Ranorex Recorder 8 and select your platform (32-bit, or 64-bit)
    The stand-alone Recorder opens

    Differences of Studio built-in v.s. stand-alone Recorder

    The basic functionality of both – the Studio built-in and the stand-alone Recorder are equal. The stand-alone Recorder offers fewer features than the Studio built-in Recorder. Therefore, the use of the Studio built-in Recorder is recommended.

    One main difference is, that the stand-alone Recorder does not allow user code actions, which is a major concept and widely applied within automated testing. The stand-alone Recorder also implements an embedded repository by default, a restriction which might be limiting in more complex testing automation tasks.

    The user guide primarily focusses on the Studio built-in Recorder.