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  • Blog Post: Update on Silverlight UI automation release

    [Update on 11/14/2010] The Silverlight UI automation features are now released and available for public download here [Update on 11/7/2010] Last week at Dev Connections, we announced that the Silverlight UI automation tools will be available as part of the VS 2010 feature pack 2, slated to be released...
  • Blog Post: Cross browser testing on Firefox with Visual Studio 2010 UI automation

    Cross browser testing on IE and FireFox is now supported in Visual Studio Test Tools with the release of the UI automation plugin for Mozilla Firefox . The primary scenario we want to target with the plugin is that you record a test in IE, and play the same test back in Firefox. In VS2010, you can...
  • Blog Post: Testing support for Silverlight apps in Visual Studio 2010

    Whenever we talk about platform coverage for UI automation one of the frequent requests is support for Silverlight app testing. We have been hard at work trying to cater to this need and here is an update on where we are with this roadmap. We are working on adding support for Silverlight controls...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Using multiple Coded UI maps in test automation

    This post will continue the previous post of Scaling up your CUIT UI automation for real world projects and walkthrough a sample test project using multiple UI maps. For this walkthrough, I illustrate writing tests for an e-business website called TailSpin Toys that is an asp.net web application. The...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools

    Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids. Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is: Topic Link Walkthroughs...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010

    Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids. Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is: ...
  • Blog Post: Scaling up your CUIT UI automation for real world projects

    One of the complaints that we heard often from Coded UI test users in Beta2 was that the coded UI tests could not scale up to large projects. The single UI map that contained all the UI elements and recorded methods would quickly become unwieldy and confusing to use. To address that problem, we introduced...
  • Blog Post: What apps and browsers does Coded UI test work on?

    Here is a snapshot of the platform support provided by Coded UI (and also ability to Fast Forward in Manual Test Runner) This will evolve over time based on the support that we, the product team or the community, our partners will add to CUIT. The snapshot on this blog should be updated regularly...
  • Blog Post: VS2010 demos for testing tools – MTLM, CUIT and related features

    Our PM team has put together a great series of demo videos to illustrate the new set of features available for testers as part of VS2010. We will eventually post these on C9 and team sites, but I wanted to publish this now to let you guys get a quick dekko at the videos. Here you go: 1...
  • Blog Post: WPF controls not getting identified in Beta2 CUIT?

    Are you having trouble identifying a few of your WPF controls in Coded UI Test after upgrading to Beta2 or getting a warning during recording? You need to install the automation api 3.0 on the client to get CUIT to identify the virtualized controls in WPF. Note that this update gets automatically downloaded...
  • Blog Post: Designing the Coded UI Test Builder

    The Coded UI test interface has undergone a redesign in Beta2 to make it easier and more intuitive. While designing this UI, we went through a common dilemma – do we need this to be a guided flow or a choice of operations, all available in parallel? So, is this a wizard or a toolbar? The basic flows...
  • Blog Post: What’s new for testers doing UI automation in VS 2010 Beta2?

    We are back in Beta2 with a bunch of new stuff in Coded UI test for UI automation testers. First up, the code generation in Coded UI test has been changed to structure the code in a much more usable and intuitive way: 1. All the UI elements you interact with, whether part of recording or added from the...
  • Blog Post: Testing Silverlight applications with VSTS 2010 – coded UI, MTLM and web tests

    Lately, we’ve been asked by some of our users if they can use VSTS 2010 test features to test their Silverlight apps. Well, web tests will still work on Silverlight web apps since they don’t operate at a control level, but functional tests that require to identify the control type and act on each control...
  • Blog Post: Using regular expressions to locate controls in Coded UI Test

    When testing UI applications, you often want to locate a control on the app under test that has dynamic properties. For instance, when you login into a website, there may be a link/label on the first page that says “Welcome user, UserName1”. Now this username is going to change as per the user that logged...
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