Appium WinAppDriver C# Windows Desktop UI Automation Testing
What you'll learn
- Automated Testing & UI Automation with Appium, WinAppDriver in C# .Net on Windows 10
- Desktop automation for RPA and functional testing of Windows/WinForms applications with Appium WinAppDriver in C# .Net, Visual Studio
- Windows Automation Testing in Appium and WinAppDriver
- Windows Desktop Application Automation
- A Windows 10 PC
- Basic understanding of programming in C# .Net
- Administrative access to install tools like Node, Appium, WinAppDriver, Visual Studio
Welcome to an excellent automation testing tutorial for beginners.
What is WinAppDriver? Windows Application Driver (WinAppDriver) is a free test automation tool for testing Windows applications. Appium library uses WinAppDriver to perform automated operations on Windows desktop UI. WinAppDriver is used for desktop application automation and software functional testing by Microsoft. This course is a WinAppDriver tutorial designed for everybody. Appium WinApp Driver is a free tool that provides APIs for many programming languages, including C# Dot Net, Java, and Python. The WinAppDriver is based on Appium, which is created from Selenium. Hence it is an industry-standard automation testing tool. Appium WinAppDriver is entirely compliant with WebDriver specifications(since it is based on Appium). Power Automate Desktop is not needed for Windows Application Driver test automation. Please note that WinAppDriver differs from AutoIt, and we don't need any familiarity with tools like AutoIt, Power Automate Desktop, PyWinAuto, or Robot Framework.
Automated testing is very helpful for software testing teams. Automated testing makes your software development lifecycle (SDLC) agile and quick.
If you're searching for a webapp driver, please note that WinAppDriver is a different topic, and the web application driver is also another. Mostly it is Chrome Driver or Firefox Driver.
Windows Automation and Desktop Automation are at the heart of this course. In this course, you will learn about the free Windows application testing tool WinAppDriver and how to do Automation using WinAppDriver. You will also get example source code and step-by-step test automation examples. This course is about Appium WinAppDriver Windows Desktop UI Automation Testing in C# DotNet.
Automated testing is the way to go regarding desktop testing on Windows. Two popular tools for this are WinAppDriver and Appium. WinAppDriver is a Windows Application Driver that supports Selenium-like UI testing of Windows desktop applications. Appium, on the other hand, is a cross-platform mobile app automation tool that can also be used for desktop testing. WinAppDriver and Appium offer a powerful combination for automated desktop testing on Windows. These tools allow you to test your desktop applications for functionality, performance, and compatibility across different Windows versions and configurations. The best part is that you can automate the entire testing process, which saves you time and ensures consistent results.
WinAppDriver provides the following things to facilitate Automated Testing:
WinAppDriver UI Recorder is a lightweight UI inspection tool that allows you to find various properties of Windows UI elements.
API support for various programming languages, including C Sharp (C#), Java, Python, and many more, is available.
Many students of this course have used it to learn Windows UI Automation concepts and perform in Python and Java automation. In addition, they found it to be a great WinAppDriver tutorial series.
This course is a complete answer to your Windows automated software testing questions. In this course, I will show you how to get started using Appium WinAppDriver in C# and how to go full-throttle test automation quickly.
Note: Appium was created based on WebDriver, which is also the basis of Selenium; this way, if you start from Appium/WinAppDriver, you can quickly move forward to Selenium-based UI testing. Although, you will need to understand how DOM-based HTML websites work.
The best part is that this course is in C# Dot Net, and I will show you the techniques which work instead of typical open-source trial and error. For example, Appium-based Windows Application Driver (WinAppDriver) is a course for QA persons by QA persons.
Appium is very popular in the automated tester community for mobile Automation. Appium for iOS and Android is already out there; Microsoft has joined the bandwagon by providing the necessary tooling to bring Windows application testing into the Appium world.
I'll show you how to automate the testing of legacy Win32 Applications, deal with Unified Windows Platform (UWP) applications, and address its challenge to identify UI elements in C# (C Sharp) with WinAppDriver.
The first section covers tool installation in detail, and I'll show you how to download and install everything you need for test automation win WinAppDriver. This will include Visual Studio Community Edition, Node.js, Appium, and WinAppDriver.
Section 2 introduces the Windows Application Driver (WAD) UI Recorder. Once the tools are installed, you'll set up your first UI Automation solution in C# .Net and add Appium WinAppDriver. Next, you'll write your first test automation program using C# (C Sharp) and Appium WinAppDriver in the next 5 minutes. Finally, I'll show you how to take a screenshot using Appium WinAppDriver from C# code, read a Windows Win32 application title, maximize a window, and quit an application started by Appium WinAppDriver test automation scripts.
In section 2, I'll show you how to perform UI Automation operations such as mouse clicking and typing with the keyboard (SendKeys). Then, you'll learn how to use Selenium implicit wait using C# in Appium/WinAppDriver scenarios.
Appium Desktop Client is also covered; I will show you how to create a custom session in Appium Desktop Client to inspect elements of a Windows application through Windows Application Driver(WinAppDriver or WAD). You will also learn how to check the XML tree representing the UI elements of an application using Appium for test automation scripts.
Next, I'll introduce you to the MS Test (Visual Studio Unit Testing) Framework if you want to create a unit test project in Visual Studio. You'll practically see the life cycle of an MSTest-based unit test and implement it using keywords like TestClass, ClassInitialize, TestMethod, TestInitialize, TestCleanup, and ClassCleanup in C#. I'll also teach you how to see if your automated tests are passed or failed(the TDD red-green cycle); I'll show you the Visual Studio TestExplorer window for this purpose. You'll also learn how to see test failure error details. These general test automation concepts can be used in different languages and environments and with various test automation tools.
Please note that you can also use other automation frameworks like NUnit and XUnit, which are not shown in this WinAppDriver tutorial.
Afterward, I'll show you how to mix MS Test with (Appium) Windows Application Driver to create proper automated software testing scripts. In this section, I'll show you how to debug a test for identifying problems and devising solutions to complex problems (sometimes, you can't find a Windows Element beforehand). Finally, this section will provide helpful information about practical, functional UI testing using automated software tools.
I will show the MS Test's data-driven testing in the next section. Then, I'll show you how to incorporate Excel data in Appium Windows Application Driver tests. This section will show you how to run the same set of tests with different data for testing various scenarios. But first, I'll show you how to use TestContext in automation testing.
Appium C# WinAppDriver UI Automation Testing is the core focus of this course.
The last section of this course will be about automated testing of WinForms-based (Windows Forms) applications in WinAppDriver (Appium). I'll show you how to access the most commonly used Windows controls in RPA/UI Test Automation. WinForms Windows UI Elements (controls) related topics explicitly by this course are given below:
Checkbox test automation
Radio button test automation
Button test automation
DataGrid test automation
Popup automated testing
WinTree automated testing
Menu Item automated testing
In the end, I hope you will find this course helpful in learning automated software testing and UI Automation in general for RPA-like scenarios with Microsoft C#, Appium-based WinAppDriver, and Visual Studio.
This course uses entirely FREE SOFTWARE TOOLS!
Everything shown in this course can be run on Azure DevOps Pipelines through CI/CD.
Note: WinApp Driver is incorrect. The correct abbreviation is WinAppDriver, that is is a single word. The full name is Windows Application Driver.
Desktop automation software testing is becoming increasingly popular among businesses of all sizes. This type of software testing allows companies to automate their testing processes, resulting in increased efficiency and accuracy. In addition, by using desktop automation software testing, businesses can streamline their testing efforts and ensure that their software functions correctly before it is released to customers. This can save companies both time and money in the long run, as they can identify and fix any issues before they become significant problems. Overall, desktop automation software testing is a valuable tool to help businesses improve their software development processes and deliver high-quality products to their customers.
Appium is an open-source automation tool that is used for testing mobile applications. It provides a cross-platform solution for automating iOS, Android, and Windows devices. With Appium, developers can write automated tests using their preferred language and test framework. It also supports a wide range of testing types, including functional, performance, and compatibility testing.
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Who this course is for:
- QA persons wanting to learning automated testing
- Software developers wanting to learn UI test automation
I am A person with many talents and interests, ranging from gardening to programming and poetry to cooking.
Right now I'm working as a Software Test Engineer. On my job I use Microsoft Coded UI, Selenium, and Appium for creating test automation scripts. It is also a part of my job to maintain these automation scripts and run them via CI/CD using TFS. Apart from teaching, I'm also learning how actively on Udemy and my core interests are Azure Devops.
I've been writing computer software code(C++, C# .Net) since 2006, creating awesome Android apps since 2012. I've been working as a freelance software developer since Nov. 2012.
I've extensively worked on network communications, computer telephony integration(CTI) using Microsoft TAPI 2.x and 3.x, and LDAP server programming(Active Directory). Android app development has been my focus as a freelancer, I've created and published several apps for clients and a couple for myself on Google Play store.
I've been sharing my knowledge through my blogs, and I am confident its time share more things that I've experienced with the world in a comprehensive video format.