Features

C# Automated App Testing

See our C# App example repository for a simple example on how to run C# tests on Mobile Devices with TestingBot.

This guide will help you run mobile automated tests with Appium and C# on the TestingBot device cloud.

Installation

Please download the appium-dotnet-driver and add it to your project.


You can use NuGet packages as well, in which case you'll need to install these packages:

  • Appium.WebDriver
  • DotNetSeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers
  • Selenium.WebDriver

Real Device Testing


This will download and install a sample Android app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

using System;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium.Android;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Remote;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace TestingBotAppiumSingleTest
{
    class MainClass
    {
        readonly static string key = "TB_KEY";
        readonly static string secret = "TB_SECRET";

        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            AppiumOptions caps = new AppiumOptions();
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("key", MainClass.key);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("secret", MainClass.secret);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("deviceName", "Galaxy S10");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("version", "10.0");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("realDevice", true);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("app", "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk");
            caps.platformName = "Android";

            var driver = new AndroidDriver<AndroidElement>(new Uri("https://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(120));
            AndroidElement inputA = (AndroidElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputA"))
            );
            inputA.SendKeys("10");
            AndroidElement inputB = (AndroidElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputB"))
            );
            inputB.SendKeys("5");
            System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(2000);

            driver.Quit();
        }
    }
}

This will download and install a sample iOS app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

using System;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium.iOS;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Remote;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI;

namespace TestingBotAppiumSingleTest
{
    class MainClass
    {
        readonly static string key = "TB_KEY";
        readonly static string secret = "TB_SECRET";

        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            AppiumOptions caps = new AppiumOptions();
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("key", MainClass.key);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("secret", MainClass.secret);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("deviceName", "iPhone 8");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("version", "13.4");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("realDevice", true);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("app", "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.ipa");
            caps.platformName = "iOS";

            IOSDriver<IOSElement> driver = new IOSDriver<IOSElement> (new Uri("http://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(300));

            IOSElement inputA = (IOSElement) new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputA"))
            );
            inputA.SendKeys("10");
            IOSElement inputB = (IOSElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputB"))
            );
            inputB.SendKeys("5");

            IOSElement sum = (IOSElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("sum"))
            );

            Console.WriteLine(sum);
            driver.Quit();
        }
    }
}

Simulator/Emulator Testing


This will download and install a sample Android app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

using System;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium.Android;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Remote;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI;

namespace TestingBotAppiumSingleTest
{
    class MainClass
    {
        readonly static string key = "TB_KEY";
        readonly static string secret = "TB_SECRET";

        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            AppiumOptions caps = new AppiumOptions();
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("key", MainClass.key);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("secret", MainClass.secret);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("deviceName", "Galaxy S9");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("version", "9.0");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("app", "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.apk");
            caps.platformName = "Android";

            var driver = new AndroidDriver<AndroidElement>(new Uri("https://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(240));
            AndroidElement inputA = (AndroidElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputA"))
            );
            inputA.SendKeys("10");
            AndroidElement inputB = (AndroidElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputB"))
            );
            inputB.SendKeys("5");
            System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(2000);

            driver.Quit();
        }
    }
}

This will download and install a sample iOS app we built. It will add two numbers to a textinput and display the sum of the two numbers.

using System;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium.iOS;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Remote;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI;

namespace TestingBotAppiumSingleTest
{
    class MainClass
    {
        readonly static string key = "TB_KEY";
        readonly static string secret = "TB_SECRET";

        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            AppiumOptions caps = new AppiumOptions();
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("key", MainClass.key);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("secret", MainClass.secret);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("deviceName", "iPhone 8");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("version", "13.4");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("app", "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip");
            caps.platformName = "iOS";

            IOSDriver<IOSElement> driver = new IOSDriver<IOSElement> (new Uri("http://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(300));

            IOSElement inputA = (IOSElement) new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputA"))
            );
            inputA.SendKeys("10");
            IOSElement inputB = (IOSElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputB"))
            );
            inputB.SendKeys("5");

            IOSElement sum = (IOSElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("sum"))
            );

            Console.WriteLine(sum);
            driver.Quit();
        }
    }
}

Uploading Your App

Please see our Upload Mobile App documentation to find out how to upload your app to TestingBot for testing.

Specify Browsers & Devices

To run your existing tests on TestingBot, your tests will need to be configured to use the TestingBot remote machines. If the test was running on your local machine or network, you can simply change your existing test like this:


Before:
IOSDriver<IOSElement> driver = new IOSDriver<IOSElement> (new Uri("http://localhost:4444/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(300));

After:
IOSDriver<IOSElement> driver = new IOSDriver<IOSElement> (new Uri("http://hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(300));


To let TestingBot know on which device you want to run your test on, you need to specify the deviceName, version, platformName and other optional options in the capabilities field.


To see how to do this, please select a combination of device type and device name in the drop-down menus below.


1. Select a Device Type
2. Select a Device Name


Testing Internal Websites

We've built TestingBot Tunnel, to provide you with a secure way to run tests against your staged/internal webapps.
Please see our TestingBot Tunnel documentation for more information about this easy to use tunneling solution.


The example below shows how to easily run a C# test with our Tunnel:


1. Download our tunnel and start the tunnel:

java -jar testingbot-tunnel.jar key secret

2. Adjust your test: instead of pointing to 'hub.testingbot.com/wd/hub' like the example above - change it to point to your tunnel's IP address.
Assuming you run the tunnel on the same machine you run your tests, change to 'localhost:4445/wd/hub'. localhost is the machine running the tunnel, 4445 is the default port of the tunnel.


This way your test will go securely through the tunnel to TestingBot and back:


using System;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Appium.iOS;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Remote;
using OpenQA.Selenium.Support.UI;

namespace TestingBotAppiumSingleTest
{
    class MainClass
    {
        readonly static string key = "TB_KEY";
        readonly static string secret = "TB_SECRET";

        public static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            AppiumOptions caps = new AppiumOptions();
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("key", MainClass.key);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("secret", MainClass.secret);
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("deviceName", "iPhone 8");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("version", "13.4");
            caps.AddAdditionalCapability("app", "https://testingbot.com/appium/sample.zip");
            caps.platformName = "iOS";

            IOSDriver<IOSElement> driver = new IOSDriver<IOSElement> (new Uri("http:/localhost:4445/wd/hub"), caps, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(300));

            IOSElement inputA = (IOSElement) new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputA"))
            );
            inputA.SendKeys("10");
            IOSElement inputB = (IOSElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("inputB"))
            );
            inputB.SendKeys("5");

            IOSElement sum = (IOSElement)new WebDriverWait(driver, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30)).Until(
                SeleniumExtras.WaitHelpers.ExpectedConditions.ElementToBeClickable(MobileBy.AccessibilityId("sum"))
            );

            Console.WriteLine(sum);
            driver.Quit();
        }
    }
}

Run tests in Parallel

Parallel Testing means running the same test, or multiple tests, simultaneously. This greatly reduces your total testing time.

You can run the same tests on all different browser configurations or run different tests all on the same browser configuration.
TestingBot has a large grid of machines and browsers, which means you can use our service to do efficient parallel testing. It is one of the key features we provide to greatly cut down on your total testing time.


Please see our PNUnit documentation for parallel testing.


Queuing

Every plan we provide comes with a limit of parallel tests.
If you exceed the number of parallel tests assigned to your account, TestingBot will queue the additional tests (for up to 6 minutes) and run the tests as soon as slots become available.

Mark tests as passed/failed

To see if a test passed or not in our member area, or to send additional meta-data to TestingBot, you can use our API.


Please see the example below on how to notify TestingBot about the test success state:

[TearDown]
    public void CleanUp()
    {
        bool passed = TestContext.CurrentContext.Result.Status == TestStatus.Passed;
        try
        {
            // Logs the result to TestingBot
            ((IJavaScriptExecutor)driver).ExecuteScript("tb:test-result=" + (passed ? "passed" : "failed"));
        }
        finally
        {
            // Terminates the remote webdriver session
            driver.Quit();
        }
    }

Preparing your App

You do not need to install any code or plugin to run a test.
Below are some things that are necessary to successfully run a mobile test:


For Android:
  • Please supply the URL to your .apk or .aab file.
    Important: the .apk file needs to be a x86 build (x86 ABI) for Android emulators.

For iOS Real Device:
  • Please supply the URL to an .ipa file.

For iOS Simulator:
  • Please supply the URL to a .zip file that contains your .app
  • The .app needs to be an iOS Simulator build:
    • Create a Simulator build:
      xcodebuild -sdk iphonesimulator -configuration Debug
    • Zip the .app bundle:
      zip -r MyApp.zip MyApp.app

Additional Options

Appium provides a lot of options to configure your test.

Some important options that might help:


For Android:
  • appActivity and appPackage: by default, Appium will try to extract the main Activity from your apk. If this fails, you can supply your own with these options.
  • chromeOptions: additional chromedriver options you can supply.
  • otherApps: a JSON array of other apps that need to be installed, in URL format.

For Android & iOS:
  • locale: the language of the simulator/device (ex: fr_CA)
  • newCommandTimeout: How long (in seconds) Appium will wait for a new command from the client before assuming the client quit and ending the session