VSTS 2010 Feature: More flexible load modeling via new options on Load Test Scenarios

In VSTS 2010 Beta 1 (available for download here), there are four new properties on each Scenario in a Load Test that give you more control of the time, location, and duration of the running of the Scenario during the load test.    You can access the Scenario property sheet by right-clicking on the desired Scenario’s…


VSTS 2010 Feature: Sequential Test Mix

VSTS 2010 Load Tests offer several new options that can be set on each Scenario in the load test that give you more control over the execution of the Scenarios within the load test and therefore allows you to more easily create a load test that accurately models the load that your are trying to…


VSTS 2010 Load Test Feature: Saving Test Logs

Now that VSTS 2010 beta 1 is available I and other Load Test development and test team members will be writing a series of blog posts highlighting the new Web and Load testing features.   Ed Glas has a blog post that lists the new features here.    You can download the beta here. This post describes…


Adding Console Output to Load Tests running Unit Tests

VSTS allows you to use the Console.WriteLine within unit tests, but the output is only valid when doing a single pass of the unit test. When running the unit test in a load test, there is no built in mechanism for outputting comments or data. The following routines will allow you to track custom messages….


Features and behavior of Load Tests containing unit tests in VSTS 2008

This article describes the behavior in VS 2008 for load tests that contain unit tests (VS 2005 was slightly different in some respects). Instances of unit test classes in a load test  Each time an iteration of a unit test is run in a load test, a new instance of the unit test class is…