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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Visual Studio Coded UI for Word Add-In v2 Sample Solution has shipped!

    We are pleased to announce that we have released the sample solution with support for Visual Studio 2012 RC. Overview This project delivers practical and scenario based sample code and guidance for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Add-in , which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft...
  • 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: Visual Studio Coded UI for Word Add-In Sample Solution has shipped!

    We are pleased to announce that we have released the sample solution, which many have been waiting for This project delivers practical and scenario based sample code and guidance for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Add-in , which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft Word documents...
  • 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: 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: How To: Bulk edit action recording?

    Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the features that many folks use while doing manual testing using test runner is the Fast Forward feature. With this feature, a tester can do an action recording and later use that to fast forward the test with...
  • Blog Post: Sample XPath utility for Coded UI Test

    Some important notes before I talk about the utility - This posting, and the sample herewith, are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm The sample is not supported...
  • 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: Coded UI Test Extension for 3rd party controls - the basics explained

    Having developed a 3rd party control, wonder what it takes to go from NO support to FULL support for Coded UI Test? How to make the UI elements testable by Coded UI Test – to be able to create automated tests from manual recording, record user actions, generate code from user actions, add custom...
  • Blog Post: Videos about Visual Studio ALM + Team Foundation Server 2010 on MSDN

    MSDN has many videos that show how you can use Visual Studio ALM tools and Team Foundation Server to help your team develop software more successfully: Testing How do I get started with test cases in Visual Studio Test Professional 2010? How do I manage test cases with Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio ALM Hands-On Labs

    The Developer & Platform Evangelism group recently published the following ALM hands-on labs as part of the Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 training course (click to download) on MSDN: Authoring and Running Manual Tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2010 In this lab, you will learn...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for December 2010

    Snow, turkeys, Win 7 phones, floods, Kinects, and cold: It's been an interesting month here in the Northwest. In other news, VSALMDC released documentation for Visual Studio Feature Pack 2 and created additional content for the MSDN Library. And for those of you are having holidays this month and are...
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