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How to justify the expense of automation tools?

Question: How do companies afford Tosca? How do testers and QA teams justify the expense to their managers/company? Background: The only testing software I've used is Selenium; for online app testing. ...
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Automated testing framework that can switch to an open desktop application

I have a desktop app I am testing that is launched through an API (using JavaScript). I am able to launch the app by making a few API calls, but I need something that can shift the context to the open ...
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Best practice for UI testing an app in kiosk mode

I have a Windows 10 UWP app that runs in kiosk mode in production, and I'm wondering what the best practice would be if I want to create automated UI tests for it. Like, how necessary would it be to ...
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Automatic network condition change for MacOS app manual testing

I am testing MacOS app and it relies a lot on the network condition, because it is uploading a lot of files. I would like to simulate a network condition on my macbook that automatically changes to ...
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Windows switching issue through Winium

I am automating an application where I have to click elements on next window after login . Below is the issue that I am observing, which is making my scripts failed. Login is a small splash screen , ...
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How to test a Java desktop application on Linux

I am a full-stack developer and recently I received a task to test a third party system that arrived here at the company. I already had experience in automating tests on the web with Cypress, Selenium,...
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Tools for Embedded, Desktop and Mobile Performance Testing

I need to validate about 30 performance requirements on two desktop applications (one made using WPF, and other made using VCL) and about 10 performance requirements on embedded system (a tablet with ...
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Clicking Windows Calculator buttons with AutoItLibrary for Robot Framework and RIDE

Description of problem and goals I have Robot Framework, RIDE and AutoItLibrary installed. For a simple test case, I want to open an instance of Windows Calculator, click the "7" button, ...
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Test Automation tool for Data Analytics Software

I have been using Selenium for web application testing and need to switch to desktop automation testing which has process improvement functionalities like data analytics algorithms, etc. What could be ...
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Unified Testing Environment for Windows, iOS, Android and MacOS

We are developing a program to download apps/software on devices and configure device settings, across the four main OS's. We're looking for a repeatable way to test our deployment virtually but not ...
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Which reporter is used for winium like allure reports is used for protractor?

I would like to test desktop application. So, I got winium as a best open source to test Desktop Application. When I gone through online tutorial but unable to find any reporter. Example - Allure ...
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Appium-based framework for testing desktop app (not web)

Anyone had experience in automating desktop applications (not web)? I need an Appium-like solution to integrate it with my mobile automation (written on Appium, Java). Our company has a messenger ...
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How to do test automation of desktop applications using autoIT

We had a task of installing custom addin to Outlook and verifying that the addin was installed correctly. The function of addin is to send the mail automatically to higher authority when someone ...
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Java/JNA desktop Application Testing

I am a web developer, so I know what kind of tests need to run on web application before sending it to production. First time I have developed a service for desktop application. That newly developed ...
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Automation running on a locked machine

I am fairly new to the automation scene and am looking for some advice. I've done Selenium development for about 2 years however, I just got a new job. Coming from a Selenium background, when running ...
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Use WinAppDriver to select/highlight block of text

I'm currently implementing some proof-of-concept automated tests using Windows Application Driver for our Microsoft Word Plugin. What I need to do is select (i.e. highlight) a block of text (i.e. an ...
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What are the challenges to consider while automating Desktop client application that has WPF framework?

I want to automate regression testing for a desktop client application. The application uses WPF as UI framework. I have just started to investigate various tools. I am keen to know what are the ...
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Desktop automation of c# applications

I have a desktop application for which I need to automate the smoke test suite consisting of 30 odd test cases. An application consists of 3 screens with some buttons and data grid. Major work in this ...
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Test strategy/plan creation

I have to create a test plan for my project and present it to the stakeholders. The Test plan should comprise of : Testing types Test Environment Test Data Project components : Thick client ...
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How to test behavior of client side UI/Performance along with load test with n users for desktop applications?

I have to perform load test on a desktop application. So, I used visual studio to test load on web server with 100 users then it worked fine & got no error. But in real time, I got different ...
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Record and Playback Tool For Desktop Application

I have a short deadline to test a desktop application. Which record and playback software can be used for desktop application (developed on .NET)?
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List of open source tools to automate Oracle form (desktop based) application? [closed]

Can anybody guide me, how I can automate oracle form (desktop based) application? Prefer the name of open source tools. Thanks in advance.
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Automation tool for Angularjs and HTML5 desktop application in Electron

we have a desktop application that is developed using Angular js and HTML5 over atom framework (Electron). I have used UFT 12.53 and Test complete 12.31 and unable to identify object properties. These ...
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what tools are used to run automation testing on office desktop apps (or any Desktop apps)

I am looking to run some test scripts on Desktop applications (such as office apps, webex, teams, etc.) to test for functionality after Monthly windows patches. Does anyone have experience with ...
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Automation Testing Tool Options for Desktop Applications

I'm in the process of researching solutions for desk application testing for a product my company developed. There's no API, so I'm looking for other software solutions. I didn't see any recent ...
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Record UI elements for TestFX

There is an existing JavaFX based application, which I should write automated tests for. I just started to use TestFX(version 4.0.13-alpha) and looking for advice, how to record and identify UI ...
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Test Automation tool able to determine object properties in desktop based application made with Ruby

I have to test a desktop application for Windows which was written in Ruby. I need to be able to inspect object properties. So far I have tried: UFT - it is unable to identify objects or properties ...
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What Python tool support automation of Sciter based desktop application

I have been using pywinauto for automation of desktop application. This tool was fine until we started using Sciter (see https://sciter.com for more info) on some screens. Pywinauto supports Win32 API,...
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Windows automation testing to check whether the scores are matching or not

Currently, I'm working in windows based application. I want to do automation testing for my windows application. I start with sikuli tool, but it is just comparing the images. My application is a ...
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UI testing tools for Win32 app written in C?

I have a game written in C, and I would like to write UI tests for it. Are there any suitable frameworks for testing UI's written in C? Both the game logic and the UI are written in C.
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What infrastructure is required for automated testing on a hosted desktop?

I've started investigating dogtail as a solution for writing GUI-driven unit tests in a GNOME Wayland session. Before I dive deeper I want to understand what I'll need to run these GUI-based tests on ...
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Automation Tools for Desktop Application that runs in the Cloud [closed]

Are there any tools that we can use to automate testing for a desktop application that runs in the cloud? Basically the application is running in the cloud, and we can initiate that application (...
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Automated GUI Testing HTML embedded Desktop Application

I have the exact same problem as in this post Automated GUI Testing of MFC/Dynamic HTML embedded Desktop Application This were an old post but maybe there are new solutions available. I have written ...
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Test framework for Unix application testing

I'm looking for recommendations on test automation framework for running a suite of command line applications. I'm used to more development unit testing type of frameworks such as xUnit or MSTest ...
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Best Practice: BDD and automated GUI testing for Desktop applications

At my company we are developing a Desktop application and regression after regression we finally decided to implement the acceptance tests in addition to the unit tests. I am relying on this project ...
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Security test for .net desktop application: upload a file (shell) to check how software behaves

I am looking for a most common injection file (shell) to import my software to check if it is open to these kind of attacks or not. Any recommendation, web sites or blogs? (summary: i will upload ...
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Are OWASP security standards applicable for desktop applications?

I am looking for some tools to help me with security test on a desktop application, but I haven't figured it out yet. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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Is there any tool to automate desktop application which is hosted on Amazon AWS AppStream 2.0?

Desktop application will be hosted on AppStream and all process goes at the AWS side, at the client end just in the browser he can stream the application and use it. Is there any way to automate ...
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Testing of application Active Directory auth

I have a windows application with Active Directory authentication. I need to test a login\logout\another login flow. But I have only 1 AD account in the domain, and I can't get another login for ...
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What is difference among performance testing on Mobile, Desktop and Web applications?

I need to know the difference in performance testing on web, mobile and desktop applications like what would be the use cases and test scenarios on these three different platforms?
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How to automate an application on Ubuntu?

I am working in Ubuntu. I want to automate a desktop application. Currently, I have worked with Selenium for automating web application, but Selenium doesn't support desktop applications. I've ...
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Repetitive manual tests not suitable for automation

One of the main problems with manual tests in our organization is: There are test cases that needs to be performed on part of our new developments (or software change) - now, I know this sounds like ...
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Automation Tool for Electron App

We have a Desktop App which has been built using electron and is chrome underneath. We want an automation tool for it. Could anybody tell me what are the options to automate it? I found Spectron ...
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How can I test a cache feature in a windows desktop?

How can I test a Windows desktop app that has an option to use cache while sending database information? Any ideas
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Coded UI - How can I assert a date field (combo box) which is changing name dynamically?

I am making automation for Desktop .net application. one of the challanges i am facing is date combo box which is name changing everyday uIItem22Ağustos2016PazDropDown part changing everyday... ...
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Suggest some freeware GUI Automation Testing tools for Windows Desktop Applications [duplicate]

Please suggest some tools for automated GUI Testing of Windows Desktop Application. Freeware tools which can compete with Coded UI test projects.
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Performance testing automation tools for desktop applications

Is there any open source automation tool for performance testing for desktop applications? Load Runner and JMeter are supporting web applications only. I searched in several websites but found no ...
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What can I use to monitor load times not for web pages, but for my browser itself to find what elements make it take so long to load?

I know how to use dev tools to monitor loads times for web pages, but what about the app itself? In my case chrome. I have several add-ons, most of which I need like Lastpass password manager, built ...
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C++ app automation on multiple platforms

Need to automate C++ application testing on Web, Mobile (iOS, Android) and Desktop (Windows, OSX and maybe Linux). Searching for open source tools only and automated tests will be written using Java. ...
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Unable to automate install shield with AutoIT [closed]

This is my code to automate the installation of an OpenText's product. But when the installer is loaded the Next button is not clicked. When I checked the button with Au3Info_x64 and focused on the ...
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