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  • Blog Post: Coded UI\ MTM Issues on Internet Explorer with KB2870699

    Update: Fix for VS 2012 is now available here Fix for VS 2010 SP1 is now available here There was a recent security update ( KB2870699 ) rolled out on Internet Explorer which has made some changes on IE11\IE10\IE9, affecting Coded UI Tests , MTM Record and Playback and MTM Exploratory...
  • Blog Post: Retrying failed playback actions with Coded UI

    This blog assumes that you have basic understanding of Coded UI and are familiar with the code generated from a recording on Winforms, WPF or Web applications. A lot of times, while running a UI test, our test runs into an unexpected page\state, say an unexpected error dialog, dismissing which would...
  • 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: Enabling Tracing and HtmlLogger in Coded UI Test

    Enabling HtmlLogger & Tracing in Coded UI Test There have been a few changes in Visual Studio 2012 how Coded UI Test are run & how to enable logging. Now we can have both .NET v4.0 & v4.5 type Coded UI Test projects. Note this is an extension to previous blog on enabling tracing for...
  • Blog Post: UI Testing SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2012

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 provides complete record and play support through Coded UI for performing UI validations on Sharepoint 2010 applications. Recording and playing back on a sharepoint application is no different from recording on any webpage on Internet Explorer as internally the Coded UI...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Cross Browser Testing with Coded UI Tests

    Coded UI Tests help automate browser based applications built on Internet Explorer. We are now enabling cross-browser testing of such applications. Users will be able to perform functional testing of web applications across IE/Firefox/Chrome. One can use IE to record tests and validate control properties...
  • Blog Post: Significance of Window Titles in Coded UI Test Playback

    The control search in Coded UI Test playback is essentially a breadth first search. For extension plugins that have in-built search capability, the plugin writer can implement its own search logic. What typically remains the same is the way the search is done for the top level window of the application...
  • Blog Post: DevExpress Releases DXperience 12.1 with Coded UI Support

    It is no secret that it is our partners that help make Visual Studio the best development environment on the planet – and DXperience 12.1 from DevExpress ensures that this thought leadership and great experience will continue going forward. As many developers already know DXperience tools address...
  • Blog Post: Handling playback failures in Coded UI Test due to stale UI controls

    There have been multiple instances of Coded UI Test customers reporting failure in the performing action on a control within a popup window such as a dialog box or a context menu. The typical symptom will be an error thrown something like – QTAgent32.exe, AL: Playback Error: Microsoft.VisualStudio...
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