As such, pattern-based control recognition makes control recognition much more flexible because the identification of controls during test execution becomes completely independent of the control properties (e.g. size, color). It’s obvious that this elevates static image-based recognition to dynamic image-pattern recognition, and so it makes test automation more resilient to changes by orders of magnitudes.
This pattern-based control recognition approach is already available in Tricentis Tosca. It’s called Any UI Engine 3.0. This engine can scan any user interface on your desktop machines or mobile devices without having to be told how to hook into these technologies. This means that hassles with application access, platform dependence and technical customization are all a thing of the past. One engine for all user interfaces. One engine that works cross-technology, cross-device, and cross-platform.