Manual Testing Of Windows 8 Metro Style Applications

One of the nice new features in Microsoft Test Manager 2012 is the ability to conduct rich testing of Metro style applications running on Windows 8. When testing applications in this manner, Microsoft Test Manager will automatically capture rich diagnostics from the Windows 8 machine. This can include video of the tester interacting with the application, or a new rich action log which gets produced in HTML and shows "tap by tap" what the tester was doing leading up to the bug they encountered, making it easier for a developer to quickly understand the bug that the tester found and - most importantly - to get it fixed.

I recorded a video which illustrates this great new capability. I hope you will find it useful as you are building great Windows 8 applications!


Click through to the post on Channel 9 to get links to the download locations for the components you will need to try this yourself.

Comments (2)
  1. KMoraz says:

    Good stuff. The action log is very cool feature.

    Will MTM 2012 support Win 8 Metro automatic tests?

  2. Brian Keller says:

    Thanks @KMoraz, I'm glad you like it!

    We support unit testing of Windows 8 Metro style applications, but we don't (yet) support coded UI testing. That's something which is on our backlog and we've received a lot of requests for it, but nothing to announce at the moment. 🙂

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