If you don't have some of the standard Window fonts installed (e.g. Courier New), when you try and launch Rapise, it will fail to open correctly. This article provides information on the problem and solution.
Sometimes when you are using Rapise, you see an error on the screen, or something doesn't work as expected. In that case, our support team will need a copy of the log file that is likely to contain the error message. This article explains how to get that log file.
When you do UI test automation and create a big enough test coverage the probability of having curtain portion of flaky tests increases. In many cases there is no reasonable way in terms of time and resources to mitigate all flakiness from the test coverage. In some cases even a flaky test may still be useful.
BrowserStack supports automated browser testing via Selenium and Appium on real iOS and Android devices. Learn how to configure Rapise to connect to Browserstack via Appium.
Sometimes when recording a test against a mobile responsive web site, it is useful to be able to record on the local browser (before playing it back against a cloud service such as SauceLabs, Browserstack, etc.). However you want to always record using a specific browser window size.
BrowserStack enables testing of your website for cross browser compatibility on real browsers. Instant access to multiple desktop and mobile browsers. Learn how to configure Selenium profiles in Rapise to enable connection to BrowserStack services.
Requires Rapise 5.3+
Sometimes when you try and install Rapise, you will see the error message "The Pipe is Being Closed", this article provides some solutions for this message.
This article contains of overview of object recognition by UI automation tools in general and its implementation in Rapise in particular.
From this article you will learn how to pass additional parameters to Selenium or Appium target, even if they can not be specified in a profile. This recipe can be also used to override parameters of a profile right from a test code.
Requires Rapise 5.3+
Sauce Labs allows users to run tests in the cloud on different combinations of browser and OS versions as well as mobile devices and emulators. Learn how to configure Selenium and Mobile profiles in Rapise to enable connection to Sauce Labs services.
Requires Rapise 5.3+
Let's assume you have a cross-browser test which was created on desktop and can be successfully executed on any desktop browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari). You want to execute this test on your mobile devices or emulators. Learn how from this article.
Requires Rapise 5.3+
Appium requires certain version of Chrome to work with. Even Android 7.0 is shipped with Chrome 51 and this is too old version. From this article you will learn how to upgrade Chrome on your Android emulator.
Rapise connects to mobile devices (iOS and Android) using the standard Appium mobile device testing API (similar to Selenium WebDriver for web browsers). This articles describes how you can use Rapise to connect to a mobile device farm using the Appium mobile device profiles inside Rapise.
We often get requests for ways to slow down the playback speed of Rapise so that the application under test (AUT) has time to respond. This article describes the different ways and provides suggestions as to when you should use each one.
A customer had a question - is there a way to suppress the DoSetText or DoSendkeys methods from sending their text to the logs. They didn't want users to see this text in the Rapise (and SpiraTest) logs because they contained sensitive information (e.g. passwords).
When you install Rapise onto a computer that does not have Visual Studio or the Microsoft Script Debugger installed you will get a message to install the debugger. This article provides the download link to the necessary debugger.
We have had a couple of questions about whether Rapise can test Adobe AIR based applications running on mobile devices using platforms such as Android. This article provides some background and also describes the support Rapise has.
When recording or playing back a test script on a new PC you may get an
error message that Rapise cannot find the path to "AllLibraries.json".This article provides instructions on how to fix the issue.
If you receive the following error message when performing Mobile device testing with Rapise, this article provides the necessary solution:
Method not found:
When you are using the global Rapise Spreadsheet object on a system running the 64-bit version of MS-Office, you may get an error attaching to the spreadsheet. This article describes the cause of the issue and provides a solution and workaround.
One of the challenges using an automated testing tool is to organize things in a way that it
is logical enough to find something quickly, structured enough to avoid
duplication and simple enough to maintain and upgrade.
This statement is also true for Rapise objects. A common
requirement is to deal with the same objects within a flow of different test cases.
For instance, if an application has “Log In” functionality then many, many
tests will require logging-in and logging-out. Each test will have this object in
its own object tree. However this causes trouble if a change in
the application affects the recognition of the Log In object. All of the test cases will need to be updated. In
such situations it is much more convenient to have the “Log In” objects placed into their
own file and re-used by other tests.
commonly used synchronization option to make Rapise wait until the application under test (AUT) is ready is the Global.DoSleep(milliseconds)function. However having just a sleep may cause
an unnecessary delay because we have to consider the maximum wait interval and it may be
much less on average. Rapise includes some additional synchronization options for more fine
grained control of the test case flow.
The Tester.EndTest() function in Rapise is describes as: Marks end of a currently executed test. Calculates test results and performs finalization of test execution. We have found that some of our customers have been confused as what the purpose of this function is.
The built-in Spreadsheet object in Rapise makes it easy to read data from an MS-Excel spreadsheet. What happens if you want to write data back to the Excel sheet?
By default, the reports displayed within Rapise report back each test activity and assert statement as a line in the report with all of the activities and events being displayed in a single flat list regardless of whether they happen inside the main Test() function or a sub-function. This articles explains how you can extend the reporting.
When you use a DoX command in Rapise to perform a specific command (e.g. DoDOMChildrenCount() to get a number of object's DOM children), in the report an extra step -- assert -- is created during test execution. Sometimes you want to be able to call a function 'quietly' without it affecting the report.
The context menu control is not natively supported by Rapise, but one can use a simple workaround.