VSTS 2010 Feature: Web Test Recorder Plugins

This is another post about new VS 2010 web/load testing features.  You can get the beta here:  beta download. In this post I am going to talk about a new feature that can help with web test recording.  The feature is extensible recorder plug-ins for modifying recorded web tests.  Basically we are giving you the…

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VSTS 2010 Feature: Web Test Playback Enhancements

This is my second post about new VS 2010 web/load testing features.  You can get the beta here:  beta download In this post I am going to talk about a number of usability enhancements that we made to the Web Test Playback UI and how you can use them.  The enhancements are 1)      Find –…

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VSTS 2010 Feature: Creating excel reports for Load Test Data

Now that VSTS 2010 beta 1 is available I will be writing a series of blog posts highlighting new Web and Load testing features.  You can get the beta here:  beta download The first feature that I want to review is creating load test run to run comparison reports with excel.  With this release we…

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Creating a custom load profile which will step user load up and then back down

This blog post is going to show you how to create a custom load profile.  Out of the box there are 3 load profiles: constant, step and goal.  I will show you how to create a load profile and how to set it with a load test plug-in.  We will walk through creating a profile…

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Load Test Plug-ins

This blog post is going to go over creating a load test plug-in and show a few different ways you can use a plug-in to modify your load test.  These plug-ins are a powerful extensibility point of the load test architecture.  They give you the opportunity to do things such as change the selected test, change…

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Running Web and Load tests from the Command-Line

This blog post will show you how to run a web test or load test from the command-line instead of from within Visual Studio.  Most of the time you will want to run you web or load test from within visual studio, but you can run them from a command-line.  Maybe you have a set…

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Setting request properties with a Web Test Plug-in

This blog post will show you how to write a plug-in to set properties on each request.  For example, you might want to reduce all think times by 10% or change the timeout values for a request or turn off dependent parsing.  These are just a few examples but as you can imagine, you would…

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Using scriptable parameter values in a web test

This post will show you how to imbed code into a property value.  There are 2 built in macro’s that you can set as the value for a property.  They are RandomInt and RandomDouble.  These will execute System.Random.Next or  System.Random.NextDouble.  Here is more info on that class: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.random_methods.aspx To use these macros you would do…

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Reporting on web tests using new web test API’s added in VS 2008 SP1

This blog will show you how to use some of the new API’s added in VS 2008 sp1 to collect additional request and transaction timing data.  Here is a post with more info on the new API’s: New API’s   In this example, I am going to collect additional data for web tests, pages and transactions, then store it in…

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Collecting Code Coverage Data when Running Web/Load Tests

This blog post will show you how to collect code coverage data from your asp.net applications while running a web test.  In this post I will go over how to collect coverage data when running your asp.net app against the development server and against IIS.   First let’s create a very simple web app to…

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