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  • Blog Post: VS2010 Web Test Plugins for Web Service Messages

    When testing Silver Light applications, we frequently run into dealing with non-Html content types. This is because most of the Silver Light applications use WCF RIA web services. Typically, this will be a binary format called MSBin1. Also, Silver Light applications may use other content types such as...
  • Blog Post: Multiple Queries Open in MTM

    I mentioned this a while back , but it is an easy thing to forget so I bears repeating for everyone who is using Manage Queries in MTM. If you want to have multiple queries open, there is a way to do it. Say you open MTM and Manage Queries. You click on a query which is loaded into the top right. Press...
  • Blog Post: Extending Visual Studio Unit Test Type part 2

    It seems I am still learning the wonders of blogs.  I have finally posted this but it seems to be lost in the plethora of the others blogs posted since then. http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2009/09/04/extending-the-visual-studio-unit-test-type-part-2.aspx Thanks Bruce Taimana Program...
  • Blog Post: Testing support for Silverlight apps in Visual Studio 2010

    Whenever we talk about platform coverage for UI automation one of the frequent requests is support for Silverlight app testing. We have been hard at work trying to cater to this need and here is an update on where we are with this roadmap. We are working on adding support for Silverlight controls for...
  • Blog Post: A Deal for VS Pro Users

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional will launch on April 12 but you can beat the rush and secure your copy today by pre-ordering at the affordable estimated retail price of $549, a saving of $250. If you use a previous version of Visual Studio or any other development tool then you are eligible...
  • Blog Post: Brian Keller presents an evangelist’s view of VS2010 testing tools

    http://blogs.msdn.com/briankel/archive/2010/03/01/a-different-way-of-presenting-the-visual-studio-2010-testing-tools.aspx It comes with a really cool presentation framework he produced. Check it out!   Yours, David Williamson
  • Blog Post: “Run Tests in Current Context” after upgrading from Visual Studio 2010 Beta2

    If you have upgraded from Visual Studio 2010 Beta2, you may have noticed that when using the Visual Studio IDE to run your tests, "Run Tests in Current Context" (Ctrl+R, T) sometimes runs all tests in your solution, rather than just the tests in context.  This can be really annoying if...
  • Blog Post: Blog Stats

    Back around late September 2009, our team began actively blogging about our product, just released for Beta. We had a lot of new applications and features, and we wanted to get information out to the community. This is a graph of the posts with their views and aggregate views. The two most popular posts...
  • Blog Post: Finding Help Topics via Search

    Our User Education team has been doing a lot of work getting our online help topics ready for release. You may have noticed that with each Beta and RC the online help was also updated to match the latest product changes.   One of the things we’re concerned with is how people find the right help...
  • Blog Post: Running two Microsoft Test Manager’s Side By Side

    When working with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you might want to run two at a time. We often want this internally so we can test MTM with MTM. However, when we created MTM, we didn’t want people to accidently open up multiple instances just because they lost MTM in the noise of all the windows they...
  • Blog Post: Keyboard Shortcuts in Microsoft Test Manager

    Sometimes when using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you want to quickly zip around the application, without using the mouse. We’ve enabled this in MTM with a number of keyboard shortcuts: Area Shortcut Backwards Alt+Left, Back Key (multimedia keyboards), and Back button on the mouse Forwards Alt+Right...
  • Blog Post: Switching between test plans quickly

    Most people will be focused on one test plan for a period of time, and won’t be swapping between plans multiple times in a day. But not everyone will be. There are those of you working on multiple test plans at the same time, and need to swap between plans quickly. While there is no UI directly built...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with reporting on your test management data

    This is the start of a series of posts that will hopefully help you understand how you can utilize the warehouse in Team Foundation Server to generate reports on your test management data. Out of the box you get a number of useful reports that should go a long way in getting you the information you...
  • Blog Post: Generation of Private Accessors (Publicize) and Code Generation for Visual Studio 2010

    We are letting you know of a few things that are happening in Visual Studio 2010 in regards to generation of Private Accesors and Code Generation. What is Publicize in Visual Studio testing? Publicize is the ability to take internal application programming interfaces (API) and create public counterpart...
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Window Search and Windowed Properties

    Note: Cross posted from Siddhartha Pandey - MSFT . Permalink There has been questions regarding how do you search a particular control giving ControlName or ControlId etc. So I thought it is a good opportunity to blog about it. I will be covering the following :- a) Which plugin gets picked up for...
  • Blog Post: Recording of MSDN Webcast on "Extending the Coded UI Test"

    Folks can use the following link to view the recording of the MSDN web cast on " Extending the Coded UI Test ". Cross posted from Siddhartha Pandey blog
  • Blog Post: Wanna know about VS2010 ALM in 5 mins?

    The VSTS Rangers have come up with this great set of content on VS2010 ALM that is basically intended to answer the q “Tell me about VS2010 ALM in 5 mins”. The Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010...
  • Blog Post: Branching and Looping in a Declarative Web Test

    Visual Studio 2010 in a huge number of new features and capabilities across a wide range of disciplines.  In many cases these features are small continual improvements to existing features areas and they tend to get lost in the hubbub of the big new shiny stuff.  Since its first release in...
  • Blog Post: Another Prerelease Of VS10

    We’re very excited about the recently announced plans to make a publicly available RC (release candidate) of VS10. We’ve done a lot of work since Beta 2 went out, and we’ve been cranking on bug fixes as well as integrating customer feedback. For more information, check out these blog posts by Soma, Scott...
  • Blog Post: Extending the Visual Studio Unit Test Type, part 2

    In part 1 , we introduced Unit Test Type Extensibility, highlighting the main parts of the interface.  In this round, we will discuss three additional pieces: Adding a user interface Parameterizing the test method Aggregating test results UI extension Due to the amount of code in this sample, I...
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