Tools Available For Windows Automation

This article explains about the tools available for Windows automation and helps you in choosing the right tool for automating your application.

The selection of a tool plays a vital role in any kind of automation, i.e., either Windows automation or Web automation or Mobile automation. There are so many tools available for Windows automation in the market.

Here, I have listed a few tools based on popularity along with the features provided by them.

Tools available for Windows Automation are,
  1. UFT
  2. TestComplete
  3. Ranorex
  4. Coded UI
  5. White
  6. FlaUI

Now, let us see the features of each of the above tools.

UFT

 
Tools Available For Windows Automation 

UFT means Unified Function Testing. It was formerly known as QTP (Quick Test Professional) and it was developed by HP (Hewlett-Packard).

This tool provides functional and regression test automation for software applications. It uses VB scripting as the scripting language for writing the test scripts and supports keyword-driven test automation.

Note - Until 2016, this software was available from HP Software Company. Later, HP sold this to Microfocus. Currently, this software is available under the flagship of Microfocus.

It is a licensed software but provides a trial version for 60 days. It supports Web, Desktop, and Mobile application automation.

Download the trial version of HP UFT from this link.
 

TestComplete

 
Tools Available For Windows Automation

TestComplete was developed by Smartbear. This tool provides functional test automation and back-end testing like database testing for software applications. It supports many programming languages like JavaScript, Python, VBScript, JScript, C++ Script, C# Script, Delphi Script, and VB. A user can script the tests in any of the above-mentioned languages. 

It is licensed software and provides a trial version for 30 days. It supports Web, Desktop and Mobile application automation. You can download the trial version of TestComplete from this link.
 

Ranorex

 
Tools Available For Windows Automation

Ranorex was developed by the Ranorex Gmbh software development company. This tool provides functional and regression test automation for software applications. It uses C#.NET and VB.NET programming languages for writing the test scripts.

Ranorex is licensed software but provides a trial version for 30 days. It supports Web, Desktop and Mobile application automation. You can download the trial version of Ranorex from this link.
 

Coded UI

 
Tools Available For Windows Automation

Coded UI is developed by Microsoft Corporation and available as part of Visual Studio2010 update and later versions. This tool provides functional and regression test automation for software applications.

 
Coded UI uses C#.NET and VB.NET programming languages for writing the test scripts. It is a licensed version as the Visual Studio is licensed software. It supports web and desktop automation.

White


White was developed as a part of the open source community and later it was acquired by TestStack. This framework is designed to support almost all types of Windows applications. It is a .NET based library which internally consumes Microsoft's UI Automation libraries.

White supports all .NET programming languages, that is, we can write test scripts in any of the .NET programming languages. It is an open source framework/library and can be downloaded from NuGet Package Manager available in Visual Studio. Given below is the link for downloading it from NuGet package manager

https://www.nuget.org/packages/TestStack.White/

If you are interested in contributing to this open source framework development, here is the source code link.
 

FlaUI

 
Tools Available For Windows Automation

FlaUI is developed as part of the open source community. It is a framework designed to support almost all types of Windows applications. It is a .NET based open source library which internally consumes Microsoft's UI Automation libraries and supports C# programming language for writing test scripts.

FlaUI can be downloaded from NuGet package manager available in Visual Studio. Mentioned below are the links for downloading it from NuGet package manager.
 

If you are interested in contributing to this open source framework development, here is the source code link.

https://github.com/Roemer/FlaUI

Every tool has its own advantages and disadvantages. Think twice before you choose the right tool for you.