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Web testing

This chapter describes how to test web applications and web sites using Ranorex Studio. Thanks to the Ranorex plug-ins for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Chromium, building and running web tests is essentially the same as doing so for desktop tests. However, there are some differences and important considerations. We’ll explain these in the various subchapters.

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Supported browsers


Ranorex Studio supports the following browsers for test automation:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
  • Microsoft Edge (Legacy)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Chromium

Ranorex Studio uses special browser plug-ins to enable test automation with these browsers.

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You can test even more platform and browser combinations with our ⇢ Selenium WebDriver integration.

Web testing overview


Web testing and desktop testing in Ranorex Studio are very similar. The basic web testing process in Ranorex Studio is as follows:

Before you start web testing, you should be familiar with the basics of how web sites work. You should also understand the concepts covered in the following Ranorex-Studio chapters:

Ranorex Studio fundamentals

The ⇢ Ranorex Studio Fundamentals contain the chapters dealing with all the basic elements of working with Ranorex Studio, like actions, repositories, and reporting.

Ranorex Studio advanced and expert

For web testing, we recommend reading through the advanced chapters ⇢ RanoreXPath and ⇢ Ranorex Spy. Also, knowing your way around ⇢ code modules and the ⇢ user code library will be helpful when tweaking web tests with additional code.

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