Understanding the code generated by “Coded UI Test” – Part 1

This is Part 1 of two part series. In this part we will focus on – Why is generated code not a straight-line code? In the Part 2, we will focus on – How is generated code making reusability & customization easier? … Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink


How to remove unwanted actions from the recording in Manual Test Runner/MTM?

If you were recording your application while doing manual testing inside MTM, you must have come across a scenario where you wanted to clean up your recording by deleting a few unnecessary actions that were recorded inadvertently. In the example below, I illustrate a case where I opened msn.com and searched for a string –…


Running tests in mstest without installing the VS IDE

Yes, you CAN run your unit tests or any other VS test type on a machine without having Visual Studio IDE installed on that machine. You need the Visual Studio Team Agent to be installed on your test machine to run your tests. This is a 15 min lightweight install and is pretty easy to…


How Test Case result is computed in Test Runner?

Note: Cross posted from Rubel’s Blog. Permalink “I’ve NOT marked any test step BUT test case result is auto-computed as passed sometimes and failed sometimes.“ “I’ve marked a few test steps to pass / fail but auto-computed test case result is not what I had expected.” Have you also faced similar kind of issues around…


Another Prerelease Of VS10

We’re very excited about the recently announced plans to make a publicly available RC (release candidate) of VS10. We’ve done a lot of work since Beta 2 went out, and we’ve been cranking on bug fixes as well as integrating customer feedback. For more information, check out these blog posts by Soma, Scott, and Brian….


How can I configure MTM to use my custom bug / test case type?

Note: Cross posted from Rubel’s Blog. Permalink How can I configure MTM to use my custom bug / test case type?  I got this Q on my previous blog and thought of posting a separate post on it as it’s a bit tricky to do it and hence other folks may need this info. In…


Is Coded UI Test under Load Test supported?

Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink I have seen multiple queries on “Is running Coded UI Test under Load Test supported?”. Well, the short answer is – yes, it is supported with restriction of one user-load per test agent and in most cases it … Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink


Reinstalling your Test Controller keeping environments intact

So you have probably quickly found out that if you ever have to rebuild your test controller isn’t possible from the installer provided. Here are some steps to help make the process a little easier: Locate the QTControllerConfig.xml file and back it up to a safe location.  This file is usually located in your Visual…