VS2010 demos for testing tools – MTLM, CUIT and related features

Our PM team has put together a great series of demo videos to illustrate the new set of features available for testers as part of VS2010. We will eventually post these on C9 and team sites, but I wanted to publish this now to let you guys get a quick dekko at the videos. Here…

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Running tests in mstest without installing the VS IDE

Yes, you CAN run your unit tests or any other VS test type on a machine without having Visual Studio IDE installed on that machine. You need the Visual Studio Team Agent to be installed on your test machine to run your tests. This is a 15 min lightweight install and is pretty easy to…

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How to remove unwanted actions from the recording in Manual Test Runner/MTLM?

If you were recording your application while doing manual testing inside MTLM, you must have come across a scenario where you wanted to clean up your recording by deleting a few unnecessary actions that were recorded inadvertently. In the example below, I illustrate a case where I opened msn.com and searched for a string –…

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Wanna win a Hyundai i20 car? Answer some qs on VS 2010

Check out the VS ALM challenge at http://www.vsalmchallenge.com/ – exciting stuff! Take the challenge, answer simple questions on VS 2010 and you shall be on your way to win a Laptop, Yamaha Fazer bike or even a Hyundai i20 car! I thought this is a really cool offer for VS enthusiasts. Should figure out if…

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WPF controls not getting identified in Beta2 CUIT?

Are you having trouble identifying a few of your WPF controls in Coded UI Test after upgrading to Beta2 or getting a warning during recording? You need to install the automation api 3.0 on the client to get CUIT to identify the virtualized controls in WPF. Note that this update gets automatically downloaded if you…

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What’s new for manual testers in VS2010 Beta2?

I just gave a talk with the same title at Virtual Tech Days 2010. Deck and videos shared on my skydrive It’s always fun to talk about your product. In this session, voice was enabled only for the presenter – so it was kinda weird talking into the phone for an hour without hearing anything in return. The…

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Tool to import test cases from Excel to MTLM (VS 2010 Beta2) now available on codeplex

Importing test cases from Excel to VS2010 is a no longer a pain. Check out Test Case Migrator (Excel) on codeplex – an automated tool that gives end to end support to move test cases from Excel to the new TCM capabilities with MTLM in VS 2010!  It has a nifty wizard that lets you…

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Designing the Coded UI Test Builder

The Coded UI test interface has undergone a redesign in Beta2 to make it easier and more intuitive. While designing this UI, we went through a common dilemma – do we need this to be a guided flow or a choice of operations, all available in parallel? So, is this a wizard or a toolbar?…

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What’s new for testers doing UI automation in VS 2010 Beta2?

We are back in Beta2 with a bunch of new stuff in Coded UI test for UI automation testers. First up, the code generation in Coded UI test has been changed to structure the code in a much more usable and intuitive way: 1. All the UI elements you interact with, whether part of recording…

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Where are my Team System features?

With the new SKU structure in Visual Studio, there is no longer any SKU called “Team System”. So, how do you figure out which features are available in what SKU? Here is a table listing where each of the Team System features are in the new SKUs: Does the new SKU structure make things simpler…

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