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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: 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: Coded UI Test Gesture support in Visual Studio 2013

    As part of Coded UI Test’s support for windows store apps introduced in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 as detailed in this blog , there is now playback support for touch gestures on Windows Store Apps. These gestures are only a simulation and hence one would not need to have a touch monitor to use...
  • Blog Post: Launching a Windows Store Application using Coded UI Test

    This blog assumes that you have a prior understanding of Coded UI Test for Windows Store Apps. If not, Please read the " Introduction " blog of Coded UI Test for Windows Store Apps. This blog explains how to launch a Windows Store Application using Coded UI test. API Definition and Usage: In Visual...
  • Blog Post: Using Coded UI to test XAML-based Windows Store apps

    In the last few months since Windows 8 RTM’ed, we have seen the number of apps on the Windows Store grow significantly. There are several different aspects to shipping a great app to the Store. One of these is testing your app to ensure that the bugs are flushed out and you have automated tests...
  • Blog Post: Introducing JavaScript Execution on InternetExplorer and CrossBrowser in Coded UI Test

    This blog assumes that you have a prior understanding of Coded UI Test and some experience with Recording and Playback on either Internet Explorer or Cross Browser. A good starting point for Cross Browser testing would be here . This blog explains the new “JavaScript Execution" capability of the...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting tips for cross browser testing in Coded UI Test

    I assume in this blog that you have basic knowledge of cross browser testing with Coded UI Test. You can visit this link which introduces cross browser testing with Coded UI Test , and also calls out the known limitations with this release. I also assume you are familiar with Coded UI Test Html logs...
  • 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: Coded UI Test Support Matrix

    Please do not use the information in the post below as it is out of date. Updated information about Coded UI Test Support Matrix can now be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx                            ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Update available for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

    An update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 with compatibility support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 is available for download at Download Center and as a Microsoft Update. After you apply the Microsoft update, the following Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Test Tools features are improved for Windows 8: ...
  • Blog Post: Few tips on implementing a Coded UI Test Plugin Extension

    This blog assumes that you have a prior understanding of Coded UI Test extensibility. If not, a good starting point would be here . Also check out additional links in the “Extending Coded UI Test” section available here . In this post, I’ll enumerate a few points you would need to...
  • 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: 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: Acceptance Testing UI using Visual Studio 2010 Microsoft Test Manager and Fit style tables

    A while back I was sitting in a class by Rod Claar and he introduced the concept of using Fit tables for improving collaboration in software development. The way Fit tables do this is by enabling stakeholders and business analysts to enter expected input and the proper output in a tool they are comfortable...
  • Blog Post: Test Tooling Guides BETA has shipped!

    We are pleased to announce that we have released another one of the ALM Rangers Visual Studio 11 Readiness “Gig” projects, delivering guidance for both Coded UI and MTM testing. For more information on the ALM Rangers Visual Studio 11 Readiness “Gig” please refer to here or click the image above. For...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Application Lifecycle Management SDR on Testing in Hyderabad Feb 21st

    As a reader of the ALM Blog you already know, a corner stone of the next version of Visual Studio code named “Visual Studio 11” is delivering the next generation of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools .  February 21 th two of the principal stakeholders for ALM tooling at Microsoft Brian...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN topic: Coded UI Extension for custom controls

    The Visual Studio team has released MSDN documentation on Enable Coded UI Testing of Your Custom Controls . Please go through the step-by-step implementation of Coded UI extension points to achieve various levels of support. The document describes how to make a custom ChartControl with CurveLegend...
  • Blog Post: Guidelines on improving performance of Coded UI Test playback

    In this blog post I’ll go through some approaches you can make use of in your Coded UI Test project to achieve better playback performance. Meanwhile, do check an earlier post here that covers some common scenarios. As I see, there are lot of APIs and settings available that the Coded UI Test user...
  • 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...
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