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  1. Add webdriver support for Javascript UWP apps

    Support testing the web ui within a Javascript base UWP app (or a WebView inside a UWP app) with webdriver.

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    • Strangly spacing of viewbox in UWP

      Here is the XAML:

      <Page
      x:Class="App1.MainPage"
      xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation&quot;
      xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml&quot;
      xmlns:local="using:App1"
      xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008&quot;
      xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006&quot;
      mc:Ignorable="d"
      Background="Black">

      <Grid>
      <Viewbox Margin="20">
      <Grid Background="Black">
      <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
      <ColumnDefinition Width="50"></ColumnDefinition>
      <ColumnDefinition Width="1000"></ColumnDefinition>
      <ColumnDefinition Width="50"></ColumnDefinition>
      </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
      <Polygon Fill="White" Points="0,50,50,0,50,50"/>
      <Rectangle Fill="White" Grid.Column="1"></Rectangle>
      </Grid>
      </Viewbox>
      </Grid>
      </Page>

      When the app runs,there turn out to be a strangely 1px spacing between the polygon and rectangle.

      What's more,I found that if I remove the viewbox,the problem solved.

      What's wrong with this and how can I remove the strangely 1px spacing with this.Thank you.

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      • WinAppDriver: switch context from native to webview

        Allow WinAppDriver to switch context from native to webview. This will enable automatic testing on hybrid windows apps where DOM inspection is necessary.

        10 votes
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        • WinAppDriver: implement /context to support PageFactory @WindowsFindBy annotation

          WinAppDriver does not work with @WindowsFindBy annotation because AppiumFieldDecorator forces the GET /context command, which is not supported by WinAppDriver. I understand WinAppDriver does not currently support WebView and therefore it does not support context switching, so /context command is not provided. However, the context switching is not required to support @WindowsFindBy annotated element. It just needs the /context command that returns the current context name, which could be hard-coded as "NATIVE_APP". Then Appium will happily use the native locator.

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          • Enable WinAppDriver for Xbox and Mobile

            Right now WinAppDriver only works on desktop.

            Getting these capabilities across the Windows ecosystem would fulfill the promise of a unified Windows. Making it possible for us to write tests, and code once and have it being tested in an autonomous way. So that in theory, our applications could report and find bugs for us.

            Before our users find them.

            Thanks in advance. Looking forward to the progress you're doing :D

            54 votes
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            • WinAppDriver: /session/:sessionid/source to return element size and location

              I can get the page source with current WinAppDriver and I see all the elements returned have the attributes for size (width, height) or position(x, y), but the values of those attribute are all zero. I think this is the reason why Appium Inspector does not highlight the element position in the screenshot images when an element was selected in the App Source tree, or clicking on the screenshot does not select the corresponding element in the App Source tree. It would be nice if the driver returns correct size and position so that I don't have to guess and…

              3 votes
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              • Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices

                Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices to allow testing UWP applications across diffrent platforms.

                50 votes
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                • WinAppDriver - Support to Win 7 and 8

                  Current WinAppDriver supports only win 10, it would be great if we have support to Win 7 and 8

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                  • winappdriver support different keyboard layouts

                    I am using a UK keyboard layout and keys such as \ do not work

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                    • WinAppDriver - Create Screenshot Logs using UITestActionLog.html

                      I would like to be able to have screenshots for each and every action for a WinAppDriver like I had with CodedUI via UITestActionLog.html see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj159363.aspx for what I am looking for.

                      15 votes
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                      • WinAppDriver: Ability to run application with arguments

                        It would be great to have an ability to run application with arguments using WinAppDriver. For example, run installer from MSI package:
                        dc.SetCapability("app", @"C:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe");
                        dc.SetCapability("args", @"/i C:\installer.msi");

                        Currently it is possible to do it using Winium, but not possible to do using WinAppDriver.

                        18 votes
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                          on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support appium app & device actions to support end-to-end lifecycle testing

                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/shake
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/lock
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/install_app
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/remove_app
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/app_installed
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/launch
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/close
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/reset
                          POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/background

                          23 votes
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                          • Support Hybrid applications and Windows Mobile

                            Support Hybrid (html5, cordova ...) applications and Windows Mobile

                            12 votes
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                            • Support integrated logon in WebDriver for UI testing

                              I currently use the CodedUI testing framework as it allows me to logon to IE as a different user/password. The sites that we test use Windows Authentication and ASP.NET Impersonation as they run on an intranet. We do not use "Basic" authentication so cannot pass credentials on the url.

                              I would prefer to use the WebDriver/Selenium approach but it does not support our logon scenario.

                              We frequently need to automate tests that run as different test users so that we can test workflow etc. This means that we are forces to use the CodedUI framework.

                              Can Windows logon capability be…

                              21 votes
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                              • winappdriver: support Selenium to handle Windows based alert pop ups

                                Selenium can handle web based alert pop ups but unable to handle windows based alert pop ups such as the Windows to download or upload files, or the Print window. Current solution to handle this scenario is using Autoit but not the most elegant solution. It would be good see an integrated solution.

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                                • winappdriver: add logging options

                                  I'd like to see support for having winappdriver log to a local file, as well as support for setting log levels.

                                  17 votes
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                                  • winappdriver: Support unicode

                                    Currently didn't support unicode.
                                    I made a simple test code using KOREAN language.
                                    And exception is raised.

                                    OpenQA.Selenium.Remote.RemoteWebDriver.UnpackAndThrowOnError(Response errorResponse)
                                    OpenQA.Selenium.Remote.RemoteWebDriver.Execute(String driverCommandToExecute, Dictionary`2 parameters)
                                    OpenQA.Selenium.Remote.RemoteWebElement.get_Text()
                                    NogarderBVT.SettingsNetworkTests.FindCellularSettings() 파일 C:\Users\nogarder\Desktop\NogarderBVT\NogarderBVT\SettingsNetworkTests.cs:line 80

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                                      • Create a proper unit test suite for Windows HTML5/JS apps.

                                        As much as I want to use WinJS to build apps for Windows and Windows Phone, the complete lack of unit testing tools has turned me off of the platform. Right now it's impossible to automate unit testing a WinJS application. Instead we have to either create a second WinJS project and link all of our source files to it, or add a special page into the app itself that's dedicated to unit testing.

                                        These options are far from ideal. I propose you add a proper unit test suite for the WinJS platform that can be automated and ideally run…

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