FAQ: Editing test case while using test runner

Many folks have requested that they want to edit the test case while they are running it in test runner. While this is not possible in the current release (Microsoft Test Manager 2010), there is a poor workaround for this – After starting the test in the runner, you can use the highlighted button to…


FAQ: Why am I getting “access denied” during recording?

If you are using recording feature of Coded UI Test or Fast Forward feature of Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) and getting the following error – The last action was not recorded because access to the application was denied there could be two reasons for this – The application under test (one that you are trying…


Test Attachment Cleaner power tool released!!!

We have released new power tool called Test Attachment Cleaner that can be used to delete unwanted attachments test attachments from the TFS. For more details, refer here.


Support for Silverlight and Mozilla FireFox in Coded UI Test and MTM is out

We released Feature Pack 2 for Visual Studio 2010 yesterday.  This feature pack is mostly targeted for testing functionalities around Coded UI Test and Fast Forward feature of Microsoft Test Manager (MTM).  The functionality here includes – Test Silverlight 4.0 applications using Coded UI Test (or Fast Forward feature of MTM) Playback on Mozilla FireFox…


New Rollup QFE for various issues in MTM

We recently released a rollup QFE for Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) 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…


How To: Reset all the UI settings of MTM

In Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), we remember bunch of UI settings like size information, default sorting preferences, columns chosen in the grid etc of various screens.  This is to give you consistent experience across MTM sessions.  These settings are remembered by storing in user configuration files and then re-applied when you open MTM again. Sometimes…


New updates to MSDN topics on MTM and Coded UI Test

Katrina from our team has been doing fantastic job in updating MSDN docs around testing tools regularly.  She has recently added more stuff – check out  New help topics and updates to topics for September 2010.


How To: Give alternate path for picking test dlls?

Microsoft Test Manager always uses the associated build information to find and load test dlls for running automation.  However, one user came up with the scenario where their test code is not build with the application (dev) code.  They are associating MTM properly with the application (dev) build because that is the build they are…


Coded UI Test and MTM supports IE9 Beta!

Coded UI Test and Fast Forward feature of Test Runner supports IE9 Beta.  For more information on this, check this out.


My photos in Windows 7!

Microsoft, India had a photo contest for its employees in India for coming up with “Colors of India” theme for Windows 7. Two of my photos below got selected for this! Come under the mighty wings of the Dragonfly Enjoy the nectar with the Butterfly