UI automation for Silverlight apps now available in feature pack 2 for VS 2010

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available to MSDN subscribers. The feature pack contains some much awaited bits with which you can: Use Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications. Create coded UI tests for Silverlight 4 applications with Visual Studio 2010 Premium or Visual Studio 2010…

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Patch for Microsoft Test Manager released

We recently released a rollup QFE for Microsoft Test Manager that contains fixes for some crashes, memory leaks and other issues reported. This patch is available for public download on Connect  Some of the more common issues that we have heard have been around MTM crashing when trying to delete the only iteration from a…

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Guidance for Creating Test Plans and Test Suites

Customers trying to start up with MTM newly, often ask for general guidance around how to start from scratch on a new project. Here is some guidance that we recently published in MSDN that should help answer exactly this question: When you use Microsoft Test Manager to create test plans and test suites for your…

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Update on Silverlight UI automation release

[Update on 11/14/2010] The Silverlight UI automation features are now released and available for public download here [Update on 11/7/2010] Last week at Dev Connections, we announced that the Silverlight UI automation tools will be available as part of the VS 2010 feature pack 2, slated to be released in a couple of weeks.Once it…

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Cross browser testing on Firefox with Visual Studio 2010 UI automation

Cross browser testing on IE and FireFox is now supported in Visual Studio Test Tools with the release of the UI automation plugin for Mozilla Firefox. The primary scenario we want to target with the plugin is that you record a test in IE, and play the same test back in Firefox. In VS2010, you…

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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 “Fast…

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Exploratory testing with Visual Studio Test Pro

Exploratory testing(ET) as defined by Bach is simultaneous learning, test design and execution. It is a scientific style of testing that is very effective at finding defects early and fast. Yet, we don’t have specific test tools that support testers doing ET. Most test tools focus on scripted testing and test design. This post describes…

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Hey – who’s the tester anyway?

When I talk to customers about using test tools, often enough, there are widely varying expectations on what the tool needs to do. Predictably, the generalist testers want a simple, easy to use tool that lets them write and run test cases manually, the automation engineers want all that plus a tool that lets them…

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Walkthrough: Using multiple Coded UI maps in test automation

This post will continue the previous post of Scaling up your CUIT UI automation for real world projects and walkthrough a sample test project using multiple UI maps. For this walkthrough, I illustrate writing tests for an e-business website called TailSpin Toys that is an asp.net web application. The application is a regular shopping site…

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Resources for Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools

Our team has been busy putting together content for the Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010, and here is a compilation of those resources including videos, walkthroughs, whitepapers and posts. Also listed are relevant blogs and twitter ids. Content index for Microsoft Test Manager is: Topic Link Walkthroughs     Demo videos   No More…

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