Testing Mobile devices with Visual Studio using SeeTest plugin

Testing Mobile devices with Visual Studio using SeeTest plugin

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While at StarEast I met some really great partners.  One that caught my eye was Experitest with their SeeTestTM  plugin for Visual Studio.  The reason I found them so interesting is most Mobile Testing solutions force you to make a decision do you put interrupts in at the OS level (potentially masking real problems, compromising your device or even giving false positives to issues that aren’t there) or do you test through instrumentation at the application level (Losing access to OS tests like turning off the Network or device rotation) but Experitest lets you test using either of these ways.  This being the case I asked Tal at Experitest to write up a blog post and create a video on how to test mobile applications with SeeTestTM


It is now possible to use Visual Studio (all versions) to test real physical smartphones including iOS, Android, Blackberry, WindowsMobile (inc. Windows 8) and Symbian.


(watch the video http://vimeo.com/41248081).

All that is required is to download the free trial version of the SeeTestTM plugin (www.experitest.com), connect the device you want to test using a standard USB cable to your computer and start recording tests. A script is automatically generated in C# (MSTest, NUnit) and can be copy-pasted into Visual Studio.

That’s it. You can next edit, run and view results of the test --- all in Visual Studio.

Some of the main advantages of SeeTestTM:

- Easy to use:

  • Record & play functionality that automatically generated C# code
  • Plug& Play connectivity of the devices (via USB, WiFi or cloud configuration)

- Devices are as-is out of the retail store (NO JAILBREAK and NO ROOTING required)

- Low maintenance of tests due to Object identification by 4 methods that backup each other:

  • Native ID
  • Image Recognition
  • Text Recognition (OCR)
  • Web-DOM (HTML5)

- Fully integrative into Visual Studio with simple code export

- Supports ALL physical smartphones (all software versions, all physical models inc tablets)

- Supports ALL emulators

Watch a video: http://vimeo.com/41248081

Free trial download: http://experitest.com/download

Online manual: http://experitest.com/studio/help2/WebHelp/index.htm

Free webinar including live demo: email support@experitest.com

About Experitest Ltd

Experitest (www.experitest.com) is the developer of SeeTestTM – a plugin for Visual studio that extends its testing capabilities to mobile devices. SeeTest is also available as a on-premises cloud platform (SeeTest Cloud) that enables remote scheduling & access to mobile devices under test. Amongst Experitest’s customers are top Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, Marvell, Mcafee, BSkyB, Orange, Texas Instruments, Cisco, NYSE and many more. Experitest is a Microsoft VSIP and R&D partner.

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  • This looks good...will try out and check out its capabilities.. Thanks for posting it.

  • So does this work with CodedUI UI Tests and MTM for as an environment in lab management?

  • Not yet I have a meeting with their CTO to see about this getting this working ASAP.



  • Hello Allen,

    Not yet, I have a meeting with their CTO to see about getting this working ASAP.



  • Hi,

    My name is Guy Arieli and I'm the CTO of Experitest.

    The current integration we provide enable you code export into visual studio.

    We started to work on a tighter integration into visual studio and MTM. The next step for us is to improve the debugging capabilities.

    Will be happy to get your inputs.



  • Cool chuck. Definitely interested. Please keep us posted on the possible progress.

  • Guy,

          We work love to have rich interaction with test configurations and the Microsoft test runner to let our testers run test cases, capture screen shots, and deploy builds from virtualized SCVMM infrastructure. You're product looks interesting...I hope we can see rich integration with MTM in the Dev11 timeframe.

  • Hi Team,

    Can we execute the test script generated by SeeTest for mobile native applications in Visual Studio 2010.



  • Hi Team,

    Can we execute a load test with multiple users from the script generated by SeeTest for mobile native applications in Visual Studio 2010 without connecting the mobile device. For one user the script is running fine but for multiple users its failing.



  • Rohit hi,

    The tests created by SeeTest are coded ui / mstest tests, so they are fully integrated to visual studio. You can run them and debug them without installing any addin.

    Regarding the load, you will need the devices to create the load as the test are been execute on the physical device.



  • Do we have all the PHYSICAL devices at hand tobe able to test? Its a hassle to maintain all  the devoces. Would be nicer if the connection happened over Cloud.

  • Hi,

    Done some work around with SeeTest in visual studio using some sample application. Working well doesn't faced any issues till now..

  • The plugin download is not working. IS there any alternate link

  • They updated it. try downloading now.

  • The plugin download is not working. IS there any alternate link

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