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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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…


Resources for Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010

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 Missed Requirements 10-4…

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Scaling up your CUIT UI automation for real world projects

One of the complaints that we heard often from Coded UI test users in Beta2 was that the coded UI tests could not scale up to large projects. The single UI map that contained all the UI elements and recorded methods would quickly become unwieldy and confusing to use. To address that problem, we introduced…

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What apps and browsers does Coded UI test work on?

Here is a snapshot of the platform support provided by Coded UI (and also ability to Fast Forward in Manual Test Runner) This will evolve over time based on the support that we, the product team or the community, our partners will add to CUIT. The snapshot on this blog should be updated regularly.


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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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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