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Ranorex Studio Desktop Application Testing

The broadest technology support, unbeatable object recognition, full IDE, open API, code and codeless options, and cross-technology functionality make Ranorex Studio the only choice for desktop testing.

Ranorex Studio desktop testing tools
Cross-device testing

Unrivaled object recognition

Best in class detection of UI elements

Parallel desktop application testing

Code, record, or both

Fully customizable code and recording modules

Integrate automated tests with CI tools

All desktop technologies

Benefit from the strongest desktop technology support

Strong desktop technology support

Cross-platform and cross-technology

Run tests across devices and platforms from a single test suite

Get the strongest desktop technology support in the industry

Test your desktop application without limits – whether it’s based on CEF, WPF, Java or SAP.

Ranorex Studio has 10 years of trusted experience in desktop application testing. Includes native support for WinForms, WPF, Qt, Java, Delphi, SAP, UWP, MSAA/UIA, CEF, .NET Core, Office and many more. Offers GDI and GDI+ plugins to support those hard to reach areas. The best question is not what desktop technology Ranorex Studio supports but what it does not. Ranorex Studio will instantly recognize all objects in your application – even dynamic IDs, custom controls, and libraries, and is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Whether it is state-of-the-art technology or the most difficult to test legacy applications Ranorex studio will locate UI elements, leaving the kitchen sink as one of the few things Ranorex will not be able to find.

Automate desktop application testing with Ranorex Studio

Unrivaled Object Recognition

Let Ranorex Spy Illuminate your UI

Experience the industry’s most robust and reliable object recognition. Use Ranorex Spy from within Ranorex Studio or in conjunction with your IDE of choice. Use the tool to analyze your AUT, its element structure, available object properties and attributes, and build the most robust and reliable XPaths on the planet.

Be in full control of your XPaths. Increase or decrease dynamism in line with the complexity your tests require. Add variables to your XPaths and customize how you uniquely identify UI elements even when testing mixed technology applications.

The three Rs of increased functionality

Record, code, or both

Desktop test automation that is not just for everyone but for everything
Get the best of all worlds with fully interchangeable and modifiable recording and coding modules. Capture entire workflows for replay or convert your actions to user code and modify it for the most complex test automation tasks. Ranorex is suitable for everyone on your team and all UI test automation tasks.


Understand your desktop tests with both video and XML-based reporting
Benefit from fully customizable reports and obtain a comprehensive overview of how your application under test has performed. Understand your test results at a glance with screenshots, text, and videos. Ensure transparency and obtain instant feedback by integrating Ranorex Studio’s Junit-compatible reports with your CI system.


Get built-in object repository access
Manage your test with the highly maintainable object repository and take advantage of the hierarchical tree structure. Each object automatically receives a unique and logical name, includes its own screenshot, and is kept separate from test actions for improved test maintainability and reusability.

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Take giant leaps forward with your regression tests

Make flaky, hard-to-maintain tests a thing of the past with the number one tool for regression testing

If you want desktop test automation for regression tests you need Ranorex. It’s that simple. The ability to test all desktop technologies, market-leading object identification, reusable and modifiable code and recording modules, and object repository access all combine to make Ranorex Studio the perfect fit for desktop regression testing. Build and edit tests quickly from existing action modules and repository items, then run your test locally or in parallel using Ranorex Remote.

Automated desktop regression testing
Increase test coverage with remote testing

Absolute cross-technology and cross-platform functionality

Test desktop, web, mobile, SAP, and ERP from one place and the only place to offer true cross-technology/cross-platform test automation.

Upload a file using your desktop app, modify it using your web browser, and validate the changes on mobile, all from the same test suite in Ranorex Studio or your IDE of choice. Place an order on your webshop, validate order handling has happened in SAP, before validating the payment process, again all from the same test suite. No matter the platform, the technology, or the task Ranorex Studio holds the solution to automating your test.

Ensure maximum test coverage

Simultaneously run desktop tests remotely in different environments with Ranorex Remote.

Use your time to the fullest by distributing tests to remote machines. Using the Ranorex Remote feature in Ranorex Studio, you can simultaneously test your desktop application in multiple environments – using different system configurations, versions of the application under test, operating systems, and many more. You can continue working on your local machine in the meantime and will receive an automatic notification once a test has been executed and its report is ready. Ranorex Remote is also great for working in teams. Users within a network can access and deploy tests to the same agents, as well as receive all test reports from the remote machines to keep track of the project status and performance.

Increase test coverage with remote testing

Trusted by over 4000 companies worldwide

An S&P 500 computer software company increased testing efficiency, shortened test cycles, and gained robust and reliable test automation using Ranorex Studio with Jenkins and Jira.

Before Ranorex Studio, our regression set required three people for 8 hours. After implementation, all tests ran overnight without human intervention.

Product Manager, Medium Enterprise Retail Company

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Integrate desktop testing in continuous integration systems

Seamless integration in your existing ecosystem

Accelerate productivity and continue using the tools you already work with.

Enable your team to deliver the results your customers expect and get the competitive advantage needed in today’s software market. Integrated automated testing increases visibility and speeds up the development lifecycle – empowering you to deliver high-quality desktop apps faster. You can easily integrate Ranorex Studio in your testing and development environment to continue working with tools you are already familiar.

Ranorex Studio projects with their lightweight executable files and their JUnit compatible reports can be easily integrated with CI systems, popular issue tracking and test management tools such as Team Foundation Server and Jira, version control systems SVN or Git, and many more. You can also tailor functional testing capabilities to fit your individual automation needs, by combining it with other tools, such as the load and performance testing tool NeoLoad or the test management tool TestRail.

Why use Ranorex Studio for automated desktop application testing?

Get application testing tools that fit the needs of your team – regardless of team size, skills or testing approach.

Ranorex Studio desktop application testing tools

Ranorex Studio’s intuitive and powerful functional testing capabilities enable teams of developers and testers to efficiently and effectively automate any type of Windows desktop application testing. Script-free and code-based functional test automation tools with complementary features ensure you and your team can meet software test automation goals, whether you are using a traditional or agile testing approach. Using Ranorex Studio, you will also benefit from:

Application testing tools for teams

Tools for different skills

Efficiently create, run, and analyze automated tests with Ranorex Studio. Use the intuitive Ranorex Recorder to create application testing projects without writing a single line of code. Alternatively, you can also access the Ranorex core API to create tests entirely in C# or VB.NET, or enhance existing recordings in code.

capture and replay desktop automation tool

Real user interaction simulation

Using the capture & replay feature in Ranorex Studio, you can interact with your AUT just like an end user would. Without the need to code, you can effortlessly navigate through the user interface, click elements and fill out entire forms. All recorded steps are immediately ready for testing.

validate images and texts

Instant validation

Easily add validation steps as checkpoints to your automation projects to see if specific requirements are fulfilled. Ranorex Studio enables you to check a large number of control attributes and compare images as well as texts.

Perform data-driven testing

Data-driven testing

Increase testing efficiency and coverage by making your desktop tests data-driven. Right out of the box, Ranorex Studio supports data connectors such as SQL, CSV, or Excel. You can use these external or internal data sources to loop over your test scenarios.

Easily-understandable test report

Comprehensive reporting

Ranorex automation projects result in comprehensive, JUnit-compatible reports. Screenshots provide you with a detailed overview of the test execution flow. Keep team members updated on the project status by automatically sending the report via email.

Create robust E2E tests

All-in-one tool

Ranorex Studio greatly reduces the effort to test applications across desktop, web and mobile platforms, against multiple browsers and operating systems. Once you have created a testing workflow, reuse it for different scenarios merely by changing a parameter.

Start automating your desktop application tests
with Ranorex Studio today

Get all of this with your free trial:

  • Record-and-replay: robust capabilities to build tests without programming.
  • Full development environment: script in C# or VB.NET
  • All supported platforms: run tests on Windows desktop, all popular Web browsers, and Android or iOS devices, including real devices and simulators/emulators
  • Advanced functionality: Ranorex Spy for machine-trained object detection, Ranorex Coach for test healing, video reporting of test execution, PDF validation, and more.
  • Customizable test results reporting: generate HTML, PDF, or JUnit-compatible reports; then send test reports as email attachments.
  • Data-driven testing: pull test data from CSV or Excel files, or a SQL database
  • Flexible API interface: easily add Ranorex Studio tests to your CI/CD process by integrating with Jenkins, Travis CI, Git, and more.
  • Built-in integration with Jira and TestRail

Accelerate your desktop testing with Ranorex Studio. Our built-in tutorials and sample projects will help you be productive right away. Or, if you’re ready, you can review our pricing and buy now.