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  1. Allow Boost Test Cases to be grouped into a Test Suite and reflect the same in the Test Explorer Window

    In Native Unit Tests, a TEST_METHOD can be grouped under a TEST_CLASS and the same is reflected in the Test Explorer.

    In a similar fashion, I would like to group BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE under BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE and same be reflected in the Test Explorer.

    Example Code:

    BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE( test_suite1 )

    BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( test_case1 ){ BOOST_ERROR( "some error 1" ); }

    BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( test_case2 ){ BOOST_ERROR( "some error 2" ); }

    BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE_END()

    In the above example, two Test Cases belong to a common Test Suite.
    Hence i would like these two test cases be grouped under this Test Suite and reflected in the Test Explorer Window.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow the Recommended Tests' Related Work Items list to include work items from a merge.

      In MTM, the "Related work items" button (see attached) only brings back work items from the branch for the build in use. It does not include related work items that merged into that branch. In order to find these work items, I have to go into Visual Studio's Source Control Explorer and "Track Changeset" from the branch's History, which is a time consuming process. To make matters worse, if there are more than 1,000 changesets in the merge, the changeset tracker forces you (for perfomance reasons) to track the changeset folder by folder. It literally takes hours to compile a…

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        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow adding sub suits to a requirement based suit.

        After adding a requirement based suit to the test plan tree, you can't add any sub suits.

        When you have many test cases, sometimes you want to split them into sub categories..

        Today you must do it using only regular suits, which force you to link the tests to the PBI manually.

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          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add an "Schedule Offline" Button to "Manage Test Controller"

          At the moment it is not possible to bring a Test Agent offline without killing the QTAgent process or catch him in Status ready to set him Offline

          It would be great and save a lot of Time if the Test Controller sends no new Test request and set him offline (for debugging or maintenance)

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More support for WPF Automation with Coded UI

            Coded UI doesn't support WPF that well, I was disappointed and surprised microsoft isn't focusing on making coded ui work well with WPF,I had to use Windows Automation API for half the controls in the application I'm automating, Coded ui is developed on top of windows Automation API and its surprising Microsoft doesn't think there are people who still use windows based applications

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Test Inheritance for base classes in different assemblies

              Visual studio test does not detect tests defined in an abstract base class of a separate assembly.

              This was supposedly fixed in Visual Studio 2010 (though several users claim it wasn't even fixed then), but is definitely still a problem with visual studio 2012 update 4.

              See: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/466528/visual-studio-test-mstest-and-lack-of-inheritance-support-for-base-classes-that-resides-in-different-assemblies

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                4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support running coded ui tests as 64-bit process

                Coded UI tests should be able to run as 64-bit process.

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                  2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full Support for SpecFlow within Microsoft Test Manager

                  Currently integration seems limited with BDD style tools (SpecFlow) in particular. Can we have the ability to automate unit tests written in the BDD style so we can make the full use of Microsoft Test Manager.

                  We use Microsoft for the whole ALM stack and this is really the only bit that makes us truly automated.

                  Requirement would be to be able to associate specflow unit tests within MTM and be able to kick off runs against different browsers via use of Lab Manager or otherwise (like the current MS Test functionality does).

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Coded UI can discover the color/backgroundColor of the controls in WPF

                    We can´t valite business rules involving a color change in the UI. Ex, if the balance is negative, the color of textbox where you see the balance is red.

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                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Test Runner in Microsoft Test Manager

                      Here are my suggestions for improving Test Manager:-

                      *The Active Step currently being tested, should always remain in the middle of the dialog and the steps should vertically scroll automatically so that the current step remains in the middle

                      *When the test runner reaches a shared step, then it should go by default to the first step in that shared step. Currently it skips the shared step out when using CTRL-WINDOWS-Q to move on a step

                      *Whilst it is useful to see the physical Parameter Name when testing the test at the "Design" stage, it is not required when running…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show parent work item when listing work items in MTM

                        When Assinging a build to a plan (Track - Assing build or recommend tests)
                        You get a list of associated work item (if the team is associating WI to changesets)

                        It would usefull to see the parent work item in the list as often we are more interested in the associated ser story or PBI.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • View Assertions performed as part of Test Report/UITestActionLog.html

                          We run tests using MSTest from command-line. We use the UITestActionLog to show our QA the steps that were performed during the execution of a test. The missing component that QA would like to see is the actual assertion that is being performed, complete with an expected result and the actual result.
                          The UITestActionLog that is created is great and they are very happy with seeing the screenshot that shows the control that was used during a test in the test case. However, without being able to see the assertion that was performed, the only fall back we have is…

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                          • Please provide the option to manage test results after running the Coded UI tests.. Ex: Exporting test results to excel

                            Should provide an option to export the test results after running the coded UI tests showing which tests failed, exceptions...etc

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                            • Hierarchical namespace view of tests in Test Explorer

                              When working on a project with a lot of tests, I want to navigate the tests in a hierarchy: top level are assembly names, under each assembly name I want to see the dissembled namespace names.

                              E.g: AssemblyName/Namespace/Namespace/Namespace/.../TestClassName/TestCase

                              Leaf parent nodes should be the class name housing the test cases/the test class, leaf nodes then the test case.

                              This helps me to find and run the test cases I'm interested in. Using search isn't a good candidate for this because assembly names and namespaces are long, and I don't want to type them into a search box.

                              At the moment…

                              36 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make a new test attribute to mark a test to run in parallel

                                Define a new test attribute or extend the TestMethod/TestClass with a property to indicate the the particular test method or all the test methods in the test class can run in parallel we the other, because the are completely thread safe; in this way is possible to use all core to run more efficiently the tests.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Web Performance Tests to be run from Test Explorer/Support Ordered Tests

                                  One of the main reasons I use VS2010 is to run batches of Ordered Tests that contain Web Performance Tests.

                                  In VS2012, I cannot run Web Performance Tests using the new Test Explorer and running them through the Load Test menu doesn't give me any real control over grouping them.

                                  Either of the following options would be great:
                                  1. Allow Ordered Tests containing Web Tests to be run from Test Explorer
                                  2. Allow Ordered Tests containing Web Tests to be run via the Load Test menu
                                  3. Allow some other ability to group together Web Tests and run them

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                                    3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Painless Environment Setups in Lab Mgmt

                                    Today to add a new environment can take weeks to setup, let alone prep for builds. This whole process needs to be simplified.

                                    1. Install of VM Lab components should be done by 1 installer, not 3.
                                    2. VM Test machines should have their own best practice analyzers to check for problems
                                    3. Creating automated builds should be easier by...
                                    3a. Providing common template scripts for the most basic tasks such as deploy web site, backup database, etc.
                                    3b. Need a better way to supply .config file changes per environment at this level.
                                    4. It would be nice to see…

                                    34 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for helping us by making improvement suggestions for Lab Management! Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 should address #1 and #2 on your list. I’m interested in hearing more about what you think in #3, #4, and #5. (I’ll reach out to you shortly.)

                                      Let us know what you think after kicking the tires of the 2012 release.

                                      There’s not really a good way for me to split each of these into separate User Voice items but I’ll mark the whole item as started since we haven’t released the Visual Studio 2012 family just yet.

                                      Ed Blankenship, Program Manager, Lab Management – Visual Studio ALM

                                    • MTM Code coverage for WPF applications

                                      Code coverage from MTM has been added for ASP.NET applications with Update 1. Code coverage from MTM for WPF applications is missing. Please provide Support.

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                                      • Monitoring UNIX in load tests

                                        Add support for monitoring UNIX server resources in load tests. Perhaps pull counters from NMON similar to how perfmon is accessed in Windows

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                                        • RegularExpression in SearchProperties

                                          Hi!

                                          I write an example which shows what i mean.
                                          I would like to find a window which has got a title with dynamic content.
                                          For example the next titles are the possible cases:
                                          1. "AAAAAAAA This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end"
                                          2. "BBBBBBBB This is a window title WSDWSDWSD and this is the end too"
                                          3. "CCCCCCCC This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end or not"
                                          4. "........ This is a window title ASDASDASD"

                                          I would like to find the 2. title.
                                          If i could use regex, i use the…

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