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Winium - A Desktop Application Automation Tool

February 12 2019, 10:10am

Posted by Claire Mackerras

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What’s New About his Desktop Automation Tool ?


There are multiple tools available in the market for automation of desktop applications. One of the open source tool that is successfully running in market is Winium. First of all, let’s discuss the meaning of Winium; Win + Selenium = Winium. It is a proper selenium based automation framework for window desktop application. Winium is compatible with many programming languages for example java, objective – C, JavaScript with Node.JS, PHP, Python, Ruby, C#.

Winium supports:
  • Windows Desktop (WPF, WinForms) Apps
  • Windows Store or Universal Apps for Windows Phone
  • Windows Phone Silverlight Apps


Another reason in support of Winium is that it is similar to Selenium and is open source tool. 

Why We Need This?

There are many automation tools available in the market for website automation or for mobile apps automation tool i.e. selenium with any browser like Chrome, Firefox etc. Selenium is for web applications and Appium is for Android/iOS applications.  Though there are other types of application available as well like desktop apps. 

Check original blog post below to read more about this test automation tools for desktop applications.

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