#5 Analyze your recording
Required time: 3 minutes
After each recording, you should analyze the result, i.e. the actions and repository items generated and how they’re connected. This helps prevent errors.
In this chapter
The actions table in the recording view contains 6 individual actions, numbered accordingly. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Action #1 – Run application
This action simply runs the Ranorex Studio Demo Application.
Action #2 – Mouse click
This action performs a click in the Enter your name text box.
Action #3 – Key sequence
This action enters Harry in the Enter your name text box.
Action #4 – Mouse click
This action clicks Submit, updating the welcome message with the name entered in #3.
Action #5 – Validation
This action validates whether the welcome message has been updated correctly.
Action #6 – Mouse click
This action clicks Exit, closing the Demo Application.
Identified UI elements as repository items
Several of the actions listed above manipulate UI elements. These UI elements are represented as repository items in the repository, which is displayed in the lower half of the recording view.
Item #1 – RxButtonExit
This repository item represents the Exit button.
Item #2 – EnterYourName
This repository item represents the Enter your name text box.
Item #3 – BtnSubmitUserName
This repository item represents the Submit button.
Item #4 – LblWelcomeMessage
This repository item represents the welcome message text label.
The link between actions and repository items
Actions that manipulate UI elements (e.g. clicking a button) are automatically linked to the corresponding repository item. The repository item is displayed next to the action in the actions table. When you click the action, the item is also highlighted in the repository.
Actions that don’t manipulate UI elements (e.g. running an application) aren’t linkted to repository items.
Actions that manipulate the Enter your name text box
Action #2 performs a mouse click in the text box, action #3 enters Harry in it. Therefore, they are both linked to the EnterYourName repository item.
Repository item that represents the manipulated UI element