Open Source Utilities For Analyzing .NET Objects

July 27, 2012

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UI test automation with Coded UI is all about mapping the controls of the target application so that a UI test procedure could be run automatically, invoking controls and make assertions.

Certain controls of the target application might be cumbersome to detect. Here’s some tools that can come in handy when the Coded UI Test Builder have troubles finding your controls.

wfSpy – The Windows Forms Spy Utility

Good for: Analyzing .NET WinForms applications

Supported Frameworks: 1.1 – 4.0

Supports 64-bit: No


Snoop – the WPF Spy Utility

Good for: Analyzing WPF applications

Supported Frameworks: WPF 3.0 – 4.0

Supports 64-bit: Yes

Snoop-bar Snoop

Hawkeye – The .Net Runtime Object Editor

Good for: Analyzing .NET applications

Supported Frameworks: 2.0 – 4.0

Supports 64-bit: Yes, with a different binary


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  1. sarabOctober 12, 2012 ב 11:08

    Great post indeed. I really like that you are providing information on .NET for freshers , Being enrolled at i found your information very helpful indeed. Thanks for it.