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React Native support! (revived topic) *super important feature for mobile automation*

React Native support! (revived topic) *super important feature for mobile automation*

ReactNative is a standard for mobile app development these days and TestComplete still doesn't support that. There exist some discussions in this forum that TesComplete might be support ReactNative but this is not true... I was discussing with TestComplete and they said that this is not possible. 
If TestComplete wants to be a competitive tool in mobile testing then ReactNative support is a must-have feature.
Sadly but this is a huge obstacle for our company and we even thinking about switching to another testing tool... 
Other well known commercial testing frameworks support this but TestComplete is not.
I strongly believe in this automation tool and I hope that Mobile Automation is the thing that you're planning to improve. Because it has always been a weak spot for TestComplete. 


21 Comments
Community Hero

What support is missing for you? I have written several tests over react native applications using test complete. 

Occasional Contributor

@cunderw  hi, I saw some of your posts about that, but it doesn't seem to be true. I can't see any of react-native objects in our app... After the long discussions with TestComplete support team, they confirmed that this is not supported so I believe that your applications are not react-native.

Occasional Contributor

@TanyaGorbunova  It would be great to have an official response from TestComplete team in this forum. Because it's still confusing for some people. Everyone should understand that currently this is not supported  🙂

Community Hero

React Native just creates standard objects for your OS, you won't see the react native objects themselves as those go away when compiled to an app. Can you see any objects from the application? If not then there is a misconfiguration somewhere. 

Occasional Contributor

@cunderw  no, I can't see any of the react-native objects in the application.  I know what is react native and how it works, but the fact is that react-native doesn't work at all... TestComplete works only with native ios/android applications, but not react-native.
@cunderw  As I said that was officially confirmed by the TestComplete team.

Community Hero

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Example of some mapped react native UI. If you see nothing in your object browser then something has to be configured incorrectly. It might to be ejected into an Android Studio project and recompiled with the PatchServices.jar.

 

Occasional Contributor

@cunderw  

I know that thing too. Also, in your screenshot, it's not an "object browser" it's a "name mapping" repository and it's impossible to read something in your screenshot because it's too blurry.
You can simply ask this question for TestComplete team and you'll see that I'm right.
Now looks like you don't know how your application is built 🙂 With all respect, I'm sure that your app is not react native

 

Community Hero

Apologies the screenshot came out blurry when uploaded. I'm not sure what the conversation you had with support was, I'm just trying to help get to a resolution because I know I have automated react native applications. Maybe it doesn't support deploying with expo? How are you deploying your app? How is it being built? 

 

The object question's view name is even "com.facebook.react.views.view.ReactViewGroup".

Occasional Contributor

@cunderw  "Deploying with expo" what do you mean? In other tools like appium, ranorex and so on I able to see react-native objects. Check my screenshots and you'll see some of the conversations with TestComplete
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Occasional Contributor

@TanyaGorbunova  @sonya_m  that's why we need an official response on this thread then this feature request will become a valid request. Some people are still confused because of this 🙂

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