Ranorex Studio

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Ranorex Logo
Ranorex screenshot
Developer(s)Ranorex GmbH
Stable release
9.1.0 / May 28, 2019 (2019-05-28)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeTest automation

Ranorex Studio is a GUI test automation framework provided by Ranorex GmbH, a software development company. The framework is used for the testing of desktop, web-based and mobile applications.


Ranorex Studio supports development of automated test modules using standard programming languages such as C# and VB.NET.[1][2]

Main features[edit]

  • GUI object recognition, filtering GUI elements using the company's proprietary technology RanoreXPath.[1][3][4][5][6][7]
  • Object-based record and replay, using Ranorex Recorder, which records the user's interaction with a desktop or web-based application and creates user-maintainable scripts that can be edited with the Ranorex Studio action editor.[1][5] The recorded actions are available as both C# and VB.NET code.[8] Record and replay is supported on mobile devices for actions such as key presses and touch gestures.[9]

Supported technologies[edit]

System environment[edit]

Ranorex Studio runs on Microsoft Windows and Windows Server.[4][10]


In a 2018 review by Forrester Research of 15 omnichannel functional test automation tools including Ranorex Studio 8.1.1, Ranorex was ranked as having the weakest current offering and the second-weakest strategy, scoring 1.65 of 5 and 1.5 of 5 respectively. According to Forrester, Ranorex "needs to work on its design automation capabilities, TDD/BDD, packaged application testing, integration with CI/CD, comprehensiveness of API testing types and protocols, dynamic reporting and analytics, and mobile testing value-adds to third-party integration offers."[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Bordelon, Nancy (2012). A comparison of Automated Software Testing Tools (pdf) (Thesis). University of North Carolina Wilmington, MS Computer Science & Information Systems. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  2. ^ Davis, Tony (27 October 2015). "Ranorex Review". IT Central Station. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ Bishop, Edward (October 2012). "TestOps" (PDF). Professional Tester. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  4. ^ a b c d e Sylvia, Jovie (31 August 2017). "A Look at the User Interface Testing with Ranorex". iBlog: The Official Indium Blog. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b Bishop, Edward (July 2010). "The boundary between testers and developers" (PDF). Professional Tester. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Ranorex – UI Test Automation Tool for Professionals". QA Testing Tools. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  7. ^ "Ranorex GmbH". SoftNet Austria. 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  8. ^ Vizulis, Valdis; Diebelis, Edgars (2012). Self-Testing Approach and Testing Tools (PDF) (Report). University of Latvia. p. 33. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  9. ^ Kaur, Khushboo. "Testing with Ranorex - A Mobile Testing Automation Tool". www.3pillarglobal.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d Kaur, Harinder (10 July 2017). "Introduction to Ranorex: Components & Features". www.bugraptors.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  11. ^ Lo Giudice, Diego (July 26, 2018). "The Forrester Wave: Omnichannel Functional Test Automation Tools, Q3 2018". Forrester Research.(subscription required)

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