How To: Use CAT.NET V2.0 Beta

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools Team responsible for testing CAT.NET. You can download the current Beta of CAT.NET 2.0 from https://connect.microsoft.com/site734/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=26086&wa=wsignin1.0 * You must have Visual studio 2010 Beta 2 for this tool to work. There are known issues if you have previous issues installed so please…

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CAT.NET 2.0 – Beta

Mark Curphey here… Please to announce a beta of the upcoming CAT.NET 2.0. This beta program will last for approximately 1 month.  The final released version is scheduled to release shortly after VS 2010 RTM.   The goal of this beta program is to garner feedback from the user community.   Please send all feedback to ist-cat@microsoft.com. …

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How To: View The Header of an EXE/DLL

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on the Information Security Tools Team. At times we may want to know the target platform (i.e. x86 or x64) of an EXE/DLL. Visual studio provides a corflags.exe tool to identify the target platform. Launch visual Studio command prompt in admin mode Type CorFlags Assembly File Path…

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Delay Between Actions Feature in CUIT

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. The CUIT code is executed at a very fast pace, at times you may want to execute the code a bit slow or with a delay between actions. We have playback API which helps to achieve this as shown below; Playback.PlaybackSettings.DelayBetweenActions…

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How To: Data Drive CUIT Scripts

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. One of the major feature for any automation tool is support for data driven test cases, CUIT too supports data driven testing. Let me show an example of data driving CUIT scripts. Suppose you want to validate login feature of an…

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How To: Customize CUIT scripts

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. In the previous blog posts I have shown how to automate functional test cases using CUIT and adding check points/ assertions to CUITs. Lets see with an example “how to customize the CUIT scripts”. Lets take a close look at the…

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How Do I: Configure Runtime Version

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. At times I need to test an application with different versions of the .NET framework. You can configure the application config file to force the application to use the .NET version specified in the config file. For example, suppose we have…

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How To: Add Assertions in Coded UI Tests

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. As continuation to my previous post, I want to show how to add assertions to coded UI test scripts. An example maybe that after launching a portal site you want to validate the user name. Press enter after this.UIMap.LaunchPortalSite(); (continuation from…

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How To: Functional Testing Automation Using Visual Studio 2010

Syed Aslam Basha here. I am a tester on  the Information Security Tools Team. I want to share my first hand experience of automating functional test cases using coded UI Test, a feature in visual studio (VS) 2010 in my next coupple of blog posts. In this blog post I will show an example of…

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One Story At A Time

Hey everyone, this is Marius Grigoriu, PM leading the Risk Tracker and Security BI projects and portal and notifications components. One of the challenges we encountered on our path to Agility was that our testers were getting squeezed at the end of each sprint. What I heard from our testers was that we could simply…

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