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Attaching to a browser

Post by suddeepto » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:44 am


My question, Is Ranorex able to attach to an already open browser?

The application that I am trying to Automate is a desktop application, however, some of its' operation happen within a browser, which is opened by clicking a button on the desktop application. How do I automate this application using Ranorex.

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Re: Attaching to a browser

Post by odklizec » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:46 pm


The advantage of Ranorex is that it can seamlessly automate all kind of apps, so there should be no problem doing desktop and web-based automation in the same recording/test case. Once the required elements are stored in repository, you can do whatever you want with them. Have you tried to record your test actions?
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Re: Attaching to a browser

Post by CookieMonster » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:47 pm

Hi Sudeepto,

For e.g. what you can do is:
Use a Ranorex XPath on your repository item /dom[@domain~'myDomain' and ChildIndex='0']
or use the Host.Local.Find() method over a UserCode Module.