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Introduction to Desktop app testing in Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio fully supports automation test for desktop apps written in the following platforms: Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Windows Forms (WinForms), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Classic Windows (Win32).


  • Katalon Studio version 7.0.0 onwards.

  • WinAppDriver is running on the test machine. To learn how to set up and run WinAppDriver, see: Set up WinAppDriver.

Windows execution type

run with windows

select environment

Windows keyword

To add a Windows keyword in the manual view:

To add a Windows keyword in the script view, enter Win, then press Ctrl+Space:

To have a picture of Windows built-in keywords, navigate to Keywords Browser > Built-in Keywords > Windows Keyword:

Windows object

Spy Windows object

Record Windows Action