Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010: Part 11 of 13 – UI Automation


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In this post, we’re continuing our One on One with Visual Studio conversation from March 13 with Canadian MVPs Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin, Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010. If you’ve just joined us, the conversation builds on the previous posts, so check those out (links below) and then join us back here. If you’re re-joining us, welcome back!

Bridging the Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010

Introduction
Part 1 of 13 – Migrating VSS to TFS
Part 2 of 13 – Automating the Build
Part 3 of 13 – Where’s Our Backlog?
Part 4 of 13 – Adding a Tester to the Team
Part 5 of 13 – Tester at Work
Part 6 of 13 – Bridging the Gap
Part 7 of 13 – Stop, We Have a Problem!
Part 8 of 13 – Let’s Get Back On Track
Part 9 of 13 – Multi-Environment Testing
Part 10 of 13 – Testing in the Lab
Part 11 of 13 – UI Automation (This Post)

In this session of our conversation, Bridging The Gap Between Developers and Testers Using Visual Studio 2010, Etienne and Vincent use a previously manually recorded test to created an automated coded UI test. Etienne also demonstrates a trick on how to setup environment variables with scripts to ensure that the test runs against the version of the application that matches the environment in which you’re testing without the you having to go in and change the code.

It is important to note that not all platforms support coded UI tests. Here is a summary of coded UI platform support:

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For the latest on the supported platforms, see Supported Configurations and Platforms for Coded UI Tests and Action Recordings.

With that, Etienne and Vincent, back to you.

For more information on the topics covered in this session, check out the following resources:

Remember, this conversation is bidirectional. Share your comments and feedback on our Ignite Your Coding LinkedIn discussion. Etienne, Vincent, and I will be monitoring the discussion and will be happy to hear from you.

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