Troubleshooting launch issues with xaml based apps using Coded UI Test

This blog assumes that you have a prior understand of functional testing with Coded UI Test on Windows Store. If not, please go through the introduction blog for Windows Store Apps. Here I would cover troubleshooting issues with the XamlWindow.Launch() API that has been explained in detail here. To summarize from the later blog the… Read more

Get started with some basic TFBuild scripts

You want to run some of your business logic during your TFBuild process. Maybe before, or maybe after Team Foundation Build (TFBuild) compiles or tests your code. For example, before you compile, you want to set the version of your assembly files. Or after you compile, you want to control the build outputs that get… Read more

Coded UI Test: Why does application close after each test in Visual Studio 2012?

 In Visual Studio 2010 SP1, Coded UI Test added a flag CloseOnPlaybackCleanup to ApplicationUnderTest class. For cases where an application is launched during test run, this flag helps determine whether to close the application under test after test is over.  Default value for the flag was set to true (closes the application) as it is not advisable to… Read more

Microsoft Update available for Visual Studio 2010 SP1

An update to Visual Studio 2010 SP1 with compatibility support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 is available for download at Download Center and as a Microsoft Update. After you apply the Microsoft update, the following Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Test Tools features are improved for Windows 8: Here are the list of new features:… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guide – Localised for Japan

The Japanese community, under the mentorship of Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), have localised the Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guide. Release notes Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), Takaho Yamaguchi (山口 孝穂), Masashi Fujiwara (藤原 祐之), localized and reviewed the Quick Reference Guidance for the Japanese communities, based on http://vsarquickguide.codeplex.com/releases/view/52402. The Japanese guidance is available in AllGuides… Read more

Visual Studio 2010 Branching Guide – Localized for Japan

The Japanese community, under the mentorship of Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), have localised the Visual Studio 2010 Branching Guide. Release notes Rex Tang (湯川 智彦), Takaho Yamaguchi (山口 孝穂), Hirokazu Higashino (東野 紘和), localized and reviewed the Branching Guidance for the Japanese communities, based on http://vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/releases/view/38849. The Japanese guidance is available in AllGuides and Everything… Read more

Visual Studio Coded UI for Word Add-In Sample Solution has shipped!

We are pleased to announce that we have released the sample solution, which many have been waiting for This project delivers practical and scenario based sample code and guidance for the Visual Studio Coded UI Microsoft Word Add-in, which extends the Coded UI feature support to Microsoft Word documents. Without this Add-in, the Coded UI… 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

Coded UI Test and Microsoft Test Manager Survey

Have you used Visual Studio 2010 Test Tools – Coded UI Test or Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in your project(s)? If so, we would like to hear your experience with these features. Let us know what you think by taking the Coded UI / Microsoft Test Manager Survey. Thanks!Shubhra Maji – Visual Studio Test Tools Program… 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