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  • 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: 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: Test Case Migrator Plus V1.2 released

    We have completed the release of the Test Case Migrator Plus (V1.2 RTM) on CodePlex. What's new for the V1.2 RTM version Support for connecting to Hosted Team Foundation Server Preview . Support for connecting to Team Foundation Server 11 Beta . Fix to issue with read-only attribute being set for LinksMapping...
  • 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: 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: VS ALM Library Updates on MSDN for April 2011

    Normally, I use this space to discuss the important stuff: me, and the weather in the Pacific Northwest. But not this time. This time it's all about the writers. They are all fine people. Even though, except for one glorious day last Saturday, it has only been above 55 degrees twice since Febuary...
  • Blog Post: VS ALM March 2011 Library Updates and New VS SP1 Content

    This month's continuous publishing release of the MSDN Library includes content for the release of VS 2010 SP1. VS2010 SP1 Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 has been released. In this release we addressed some of the most requested features and top voted issues from our customers. You can...
  • Blog Post: Samples that extend UML diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate

    Alan Wills has created several samples that let you extend UML diagrams in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate in the following ways: Link model elements to diagrams, files, and other items Color classes based on their stereotype Align shapes on a diagram Draw bidirectional associations and omit...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK Improved for VS 2010

    Back in January, I wrote this post that showed that we really needed to change directions on the SDK content. The major elements of the new approach are Throw out what was there because it wasn't working Deliver a new set of SDK content that ...read more
  • Blog Post: Need your feedback on the MSDN Library topic: "Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management"

    Would you like to help evaluate how well improvements to this topic work for you? Here's what Allen Clark, the topic's author, wants to accomplish: "I've been working on streamlining some content in an effort to make it easier for you to get the information that you need. The first place I did this...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK Update includes the Server Object Model

    We just published updates to the Team Foundation SDK , which now covers the server object model . We're making some other changes, too. Of course, we're adding more content to the reference material. For example, we've added information that we think ...read more
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK Feedback

    Earlier this year, I noted that I had seen a bad trend in ratings for the Team Foundation SDK content , and that we were going to change course in order to try to correct that. We published the new Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 in late June, and I've ...read more
  • Blog Post: VSALM Library Updates on MSDN for July 2010

    The Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Developer Content team, aka the doc writers, prowl the blogs and forums looking for ideas that we can use to clarify our explanations of VS ALM. We also respond to community comments from the MSDN Library wiki and feedback. Once a month, we publish new...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010

    We have just published the first increment of the Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 . Several months ago, I commented on the negative trend we have seen for the TF SDK content, and I explained that we had started an effort to attempt to turn that around ...read more
  • Blog Post: Sample Code: Create a Work Item in Team Foundation

    You can create bugs, tasks, and other types of WorkItems by performing the following steps: Construct a WorkItem. Set the values of the required fields. Save the WorkItem. Depending on the type of WorkItem that you create, most required ...read more
  • Blog Post: Sample Code: Refactoring to Handle Different Types of Work Items

    When you write code that works with different team projects, your code may need to handle different types of work items that serve similar functions, but it different ways. For example, user stories in team projects that are based on MSF for Agile Software ...read more
  • Blog Post: Sample Code: Connect to Team Foundation Server

    Connecting to Team Foundation Server programmatically isn't as obvious as you might expect. Here's a topic that describes how to do that that. It'll be included in the TFS SDK when we publish that. Let me know whether this info is helpful, and what else ...read more
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