Any free automated software for testing desktop applications?
I've scoured the web looking for a free tool that will allow me to perform some fairly basic tests in a desktop application but I've found nothing so far. There seems to be a plethora of web based testing tools but I just want something that will allow me to automate login/logout, upload, download etc...
Any suggestions on a good free tool that will accomplish this...??
I believe there is AutoIt and if you have Visual Studio with MSTest, you can use CodedUI. If you're on some other .Net dev platform, you can try using White Framework (aka TestStack, https://github.com/TestStack/White)
But I would advise on just limiting yourself on just free tools. Say if a paid tool saves you 20 minutes a work day, the time cost in your productivity will more than pay for a single license of a paid tool 20 times over.
Even, I had been searching for one (for WPF application) but think a paid tool is a good investment. Have seen robot-framework, MS automation UI but the learning curve, user base, difficult in writing tests and maintenance outweigh the cost of the tool.
Thanks for the replies guys. I've installed AutoIT but to be honest I've been so busy I haven't had time to give it a workout. I'm surprised that there seems to be a lack of testing tools aimed at desktop applications as compared to the wealth of web testing tools that exist!
Anyway, hopefully I'll get to take a look at AutoIT over the weekend...