Publisher responses to reviews is now live on Marketplace!

In the two months since the launch of Ratings and Reviews on the Visual Studio Marketplace, we’ve seen great participation from our community. Well over 1000 reviews have been posted on the Marketplace already. But while we enabled a great way for users to express their opinion, the publisher’s voice was yet to be heard…. Read more

Assessing extension reliability and safety

With 3rd party extensions now being available for Team Foundation Server as well on the Marketplace, there have been a number of queries around evaluating extension reliability and safety. With this post we aim to provide a general set of guidelines for users, as well as publishers, regarding plugin safety and reliability. We also want… Read more

New and updated DevLabs extensions in the Visual Studio Team Services Marketplace

Microsoft DevLabs is an outlet for experiments from Microsoft, experiments that represent some of the latest ideas around developer tools. Solutions in this category are designed for broad usage, and you are encouraged to use and provide feedback on them; however, these extensions are not supported nor are any commitments made as to their longevity…. Read more

Breaking change in TFS 2015 Update 1 for server-side plugins

Since Team Foundation Server 2010, TFS has supported extending its functionality using server-side plugins. These plugins are written against the server object model, and in particular the Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Server.ISubscriber interface. Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 includes a breaking change in that interface, meaning that all server-side plugins compiled against TFS 2015 will need to be… Read more

Visual Studio Online Supports True Cross-Platform Development

// bw + bsl && x + aw – ah / 2 – cw >= bsl ) { = x + aw – ah / 2 – cw; } else { = x + ah / 2; } if (y + ch + ah / 2 > bh + bst && y +… Read more

Few tips on implementing a Coded UI Test Plugin Extension

This blog assumes that you have a prior understanding of Coded UI Test extensibility. If not, a good starting point would be here. Also check out additional links in the “Extending Coded UI Test” section available here. In this post, I’ll enumerate a few points you would need to watch out for while implementing an extension… Read more

Coded UI Test – New Extensibility QFE

Coded UI Test team has developed an extension model for enabling custom control identification, record and playback of automation tests using Coded UI Test. This hotfix will be available on top of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The experience while writing a new plugin for custom controls has now become much simpler and… Read more

Test Case Migrator Plus V1.2 released

We have completed the release of the Test Case Migrator Plus (V1.2 RTM) on CodePlex. What’s new for the V1.2 RTM version Support for connecting to Hosted Team Foundation Server Preview. Support for connecting to Team Foundation Server 11 Beta. Fix to issue with read-only attribute being set for LinksMapping-ReportFile which may have led to… Read more

New MSDN topic: Coded UI Extension for custom controls

The Visual Studio team has released MSDN documentation on Enable Coded UI Testing of Your Custom Controls.   Please go through the step-by-step implementation of Coded UI extension points to achieve various levels of support. The document describes how to make a custom ChartControl with CurveLegend child object work with Coded UI…. Read more

How To: Bulk edit action recording?

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has test runner using which one can do manual testing. One of the features that many folks use while doing manual testing using test runner is the Fast Forward feature. With this feature, a tester can do an action recording and later use that to fast forward the test with playback… Read more