What it is like to be a tester on the Microsoft OneNote team and day to day life as an SDET in Office. Plus a few tips for using OneNote and an occasional powertoy.
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A new powertoy (nee test tool) used to find OneNote pages with embedded files
FDO stands for "File Data Object." This probably only means anything to us, but I wanted to point it out to be complete. If you click the FDO button and it turns gray and gets disabled, check this out to ensure you have the .NET programmability support for OneNote installed. It's not fast, and...
22 Dec 2008
Reading the OneNote schema documentation helps prevent bugs
As I was working on the Calendar Page Make r powertoy for OneNote, I hit a problem at one point with trying to get the size of the columns in the table correct. I wanted my table to look like this: Time of Day A really wide column to hold the events Hopefully, you can...
1 Dec 2008
An "Undo" test exposed the smallest amount of time the OneNote automation system knows about
One of our automation scripts was failing last week. The test it was performing is very easy to describe: it pasted text on a page and verified the text was pasted. Then it called Undo to undo the paste and verified the text was indeed gone. And it started failing about 31% of the time. I had a...
17 Nov 2008
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