Coded UI Test Enhanced Framework now available

Coded UI Test Enhanced Framework (CUITe) is now available at http://cuite.codeplex.com/. It is a thin layer developed on top of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Test’s Coded UI Test engine which helps reduce code, increases readability and maintainability, while also providing a bunch of cool features for the automation engineer. This tool is built by Suresh…


Improving the performance of your Coded UI tests

Today, we have a guest post from Deepak Mittal, our CSS rep who was recently involved in a case where he helped a customer get significant perf gains in their Coded UI test. Few recommendations that you could try for improving the performance of your CodedUI tests in VS2010 are : 1. If you are…


Visual Studio UI Test Extensibility–Scenarios & Guiding Principles

NOTE: Cross-posted from  Mathew Aniyan’s Blog. Original post:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mathew_aniyan/archive/2011/03/28/visual-studio-ui-test-extensibility-scenarios-amp-guiding-principles.aspx  This blog delves into the design of extensibility model for Visual Studio UI Test Framework and lays out a roadmap which 3rd party UI Control vendors can use to build UI Testing support for their controls.


Testing support for Silverlight apps in Visual Studio 2010

Whenever we talk about platform coverage for UI automation one of the frequent requests is support for Silverlight app testing. We have been hard at work trying to cater to this need and here is an update on where we are with this roadmap. We are working on adding support for Silverlight controls for “Fast…


Configure search properties used by recordercode generation?

Note: Cross posted from Gautam Goenka (MSFT). Permalink One question that keeps coming up is “How to configure search properties used by the recorder\code generation for identifying the control?”. For example, inform recorder that the Name of the certain control is dynamic and not to use it to identify the control…. Note: Cross posted from…


Understanding the Window Search and Windowed Properties

Note: Cross posted from Siddhartha Pandey – MSFT. Permalink There has been questions regarding how do you search a particular control giving ControlName or ControlId etc. So I thought it is a good opportunity to blog about it. I will be covering the following :- a) Which plugin gets picked up for which controls b)…


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: Enable Tracing for “UI Test” Components

Note: Cross posted from Gautam’s Blog. Permalink Like any other good product, the Testing Tools in VS also have tracing support to generate the extra trace logs that can help the product team debug the customer issues better.  Though this trace logs could be used by the customers in certain scenarios, these are meant for…