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On Jason Zanders’s blog I noticed the question:
…where is the Test Toolbar. Couldn't find it anywhere.
In Visual Studio 2012 we made an effort to simplify the user interface to give people more room for their own work and to make the IDE more productive.
Part of this simplification was not showing as many toolbars by default. In most cases those toolbars are still there – you just need to enable them via Tools > Customize or right click on the standard toolbar and choose Customize.
In the case of the Test toolbar many of the paradigms have changed with the introduction of the Test Explorer so the old toolbar in addition to not having a lot of people using it just wasn’t relevant in some cases so we did not include it in Visual Studio 2012.
For the folks that did use the Test Toolbar in 2010 never fear you can still easily get the Test Toolbar comparable functionality back for Visual Studio 2012.
Create a new “Test” Toolbar
Add Commands you want for your new test toolbar
Commands>Toolbar>The Test toolbar you created in Step 1>Add Command
Add the Test Commands to your new test toolbar
Repeat Step 3 Until you have created the Test Toolbar you want.
Step 5. (optional)
I would also recommend you now export your settings to preserve your new toolbar.
Tools>Import and Export Settings
what about the Test Tab being removed and replaced by unit testing tab to run tests?
@GLimbaugh not certain what you mean by "Test Tab". Can you send me a pic in mail?
GLimbaugh is talking about in 2010 we have Test > Windows > Test View
It brings up a nice tab that I can see ALL my test names and can run them.
In 2012 we only have the explorer and I cant see any of my tests there until I run them.
They really messed up the nice test interface, I cant believe for 2012 they are removing features like the ribbon.
The Test View is a lot more intuative and quicker to use.
Please back it back