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  • Blog Post: Using Coded UI to test XAML-based Windows Phone apps

    In order to ship a great quality app to the Store, it is essential that you test it and flush out the bugs. End to end scenario tests when automated can help you ensure that any regressions in the app are caught early. With Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, you can now write automated end-to-end tests for...
  • Blog Post: Hosting TestController and TestAgents on Azure

    We have recently seen a surge in the number of users trying out the TC TA based testing on Azure. Since this product has a long history which predates Azure, or any other cloud service for that matter, there are some additional not-so-obvious steps needed to get the setup up and running on Azure. In...
  • Blog Post: Part 3: Unit testing with Traits and code coverage in Visual Studio 2012 using the TFS Build – and the new NuGet adapter approach

    The Unit Testing series by one of the ALM MVPs Terje Sandstrom has been some of the highest read posts on the ALM blog…In this post he shows how to easily provide unit Test Adapters from NuGet. Thanks for the Great Post Terje!   ********************************************************** This is...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Coded UI Test Projects on VS 2012

    In Visual Studio 2012, Coded UI Test projects provide silent upgrade features where if you open a Coded UI Test project which was created in Visual Studio 2010 SP1, it will get repaired automatically to support both Visual Studio 2012 & Visual Studio 2010 SP1. Similarly if you create any new Coded...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test: Why does application close after each test in Visual Studio 2012?

    In Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Coded UI Test added a flag CloseOnPlaybackCleanup to ApplicationUnderTest class. For cases where an application is launched during test run, this flag helps determine whether to close the application under test after test is over. Default value for the flag was set to true...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test - New Extensibility QFE

    Coded UI Test team has developed an extension model for enabling custom control identification, record and playback of automation tests using Coded UI Test. This hotfix will be available on top of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The experience while writing a new plugin for custom...
  • Blog Post: Various test attachment size reduction features in MTM\TFS 11

    Some of you may have faced the problem of test attachments growing too fast in TFS with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  As you know, the test attachments can be cleaned using Test Attachment Cleaner tool which is part of TFS Power Tools .  However, even with the cleaner tool, the experience...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test and Microsoft Test Manager Survey

    Have you used Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools - Coded UI Test or Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in your project(s)? If so, we would like to hear your experience with these features. Let us know what you think by taking the Coded UI / Microsoft Test Manager Survey . Thanks! Shubhra Maji – Visual...
  • Blog Post: FAQ: Why are my tests not included in the test run?

    As an alternative to Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), users can use tcm.exe command line to run and manage their test cases.  The command line way is particularly useful in running tests in non-interactive way (say via scripts). FAQ: While using “ tcm.exe run ” command to run all the test cases in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Test Manager stuck in "waiting for test controller" state

    This is guest post by Deepak Mittal, who is Senior Support Engineer in this space. Problem description: Microsoft Test Manager is stuck in "waiting for test controller" status after completion of test execution. Resolution: After completion of the test execution, please click on "refresh"...
  • Blog Post: Coded UI Test Extension for 3rd party Windows Forms controls–How to?

    Here is how one can add FULL Coded UI Test support for a 3rd party control based on Windows Forms technology. Implementation Method – Accessibility Accessibility means having equal access to web-based information and services regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments...
  • Blog Post: Automated Testing Simplified by Richard Banks in Sydney Oct 26

    One of my top ALM MVPs, Richard Banks, is going to show how streamlining your software testing process can save you valuable time, money & effort... Date: Oct 26, 2011 Time: 8am-10:00am Location: Sydney Please click here for more details and registration   Session Abstract: Manual software testing...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for June 2010

    Well the days are getting shorter, there's a nip in the air, and the clouds are building up again. But oh what a summer it was! Last Tuesday, if I remember correctly. However, we didn't let all those hours on the beach keep us from updating the ALM Library. Here are the results. Manual Configuration...
  • Blog Post: Live Meeting events about the ALM tools in Visual Studio

    Microsoft UK is hosting a free Live Meeting event series about the following topics: March 8: Visual Studio 2010 Tools Overview Team Explorer Everywhere - Team Foundation Server support for Eclipse Architecture Tools March 10: Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for October 2010

    October has been spectacular here in the Pacific Northwest, which has nothing to do with the reduced output in this month's MSDN Library updates for VS ALM. There is a lot of work being done to reorganize and refocus our content to make it even more useful to you in acccomplishing your goals. We are...
  • Blog Post: VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for September 2010

    A couple of exciting additions to the Application Lifecycle Management documentation this month: The complete guide to the Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Team Foundation Server (BPA) is now in the MSDN Library. BPA is a Team Foundation Server Power Tool that diagnoses a large number of issues with...
  • Blog Post: VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for August 2010

    Lots of new and updated information in the August update to the Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management section of MSDN. Remember that many of these changes are a direct response to your requests and comments. We welcome your feedback and questions – either in the Community Content at the...
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