Building without Ranorex installed

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Building without Ranorex installed

Post by seurrep » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:29 pm

Is it possible to build a Ranorex solution in Visual Studio if Ranorex itself has not installed? If so how would I go about this?

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Re: Building without Ranorex installed

Post by odklizec » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:51 am


It's possible to build Ranorex solution with just msbuild. But of course, there must be available all dependencies on building machine! Therefore, it's better to install Ranorex Studio on the machine, where you are going to build your solution (or at very least its core libs). It does not matter you are not going to use Ranorex Studio. Just install it to be sure all required libs are available. Because Ranorex solution is compatible with VS, it should be possible to simply load and build the sln file in VS or you can build it via command and msbuild. Hope this helps.

BTW, just a personal opinion... I would never switch from Ranorex Studio to Visual Studio, because Ranorex Studio offers many things, which are not available in case of VS development of Ranorex tests. For example, you will not be able to use Ranorex recordings, repository or test suite organization. In other words, you will have to write every single action in code. While I can imagine living without recordings, I would definitely miss the repository and test suite. Hence I'm not going to switch to VS, no matter what code completion, UI or other goodies it may offer (over Ranorex Studio).
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