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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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…

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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

            • Share Environments between projects

              At the moment lab environments belong to one project. We need to test under several different operating systems and we have several projects. At the moment instead of creating a clean install of each OS to use as a base line for all projects you need to have one environment per OS for each Project. This quickly consumes space let alone the time needed to set up all projects

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  1 comment  ·  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 →
                  • Add third interface for Coded UI

                    At the moment Coded UI runs off of the MSAA & UIA interfaces. These interfaces are extremely difficult to implement and are causing a lot of grief as well as driving users to other tools. Can we have a third interface that's easier to implement and interface.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option for exporting test results with the actuals in MTM tool

                      There is no option available to export test results along with the comments/actual results entered during manual test execution.
                      But, most of the companies demand the tesport along with actual results as part of quality process.

                      Ideally, the quality process expects the following as part of test report:

                      Testcase ID
                      Testcase name
                      Test Step/Action
                      Expected Results
                      Actual Results/Comments
                      LInks if any
                      Machine details: May be Operating systemm information will be enough
                      Build details

                      We can acheive this by creating our own SSRS schema and deploying it on TFS server. However, it would be good to have an option at Test…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Reduce the time it takes to deploy virtual environments

                        Could a delta of the VHD (virtual hard disk) be created when deploying the virtual machine in the Lab Management tool instead of creating a full copy of the VHD? This would do two things: 1) greatly speed up the time that it takes to deploy the virtual environments 2) reduce the amount of SAN storage that is needed to support Lab Management.

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                          4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          There are two ways in which this can be done – (a) Use differencing disks for VHDs or (b) Use SAN’s capabilities to do rapid cloning of LUNs. The first one is too complex to manage across a large number of hosts. Furthermore SCVMM (possibly next version as well) does not support this. The second option is where we think this idea might see light. As we make more progress, we will know whether this is feasible, and what infrastructure requirements this would impose. Thanks for the suggestion.

                          Vijay Machiraju – Principal Program Manager, Visual Studio Test and Lab Management

                        • 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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                          • Make Visual Studio web and load test easier to create and analyse

                            Creating tests.

                            Want to have multiple load tests that monitor the same set of other computers and record the same counter sets. Would like to be able to add or modify computers and counter sets in one place and have all the load tests use the new settings.

                            The window for managing load test results should be accessible from the main Visual Studio menus. At present it is only available by context menu or icons that are only shown with an open load test.

                            Import, export and removal of load test results. These operations can take a long time. They…

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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Repro Steps when i Create Test Case in Exploratory Testing.

                              When I create a Test Case during Exploratory Testing I want the same Repro Steps list as when i crate a Bug.

                              The steps list in the Test case is very often not very interpretable in to meaningfull actions, the Repro Steps, with thumb nails and images, will help me when refining the steps list in the Test Case.

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                                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remote user action recording for exporatory testing using MTM

                                      we would like to record user actions perfomed on a remote system. For example: we have a window application running on a targer PC (Win8 Computer). we dont want to install MTM on the traget computer. Hence we have installed MTM on our desktop's.

                                      We have installed test controllers on our desktop (win7) and test agents on target computer (win8).

                                      It would be nice if we can start "exploratory session with options" on offline system (desktop) and select the target computer.

                                      Idea would be like, perform actions on target PC and when we say generate test case on desktop system…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow queries for data driven unit tests

                                        Currently, one of the strong points of Visual Studio test is its ability to create data driven tests from a data source. Although declaring multiple options is also nice (NUnit-style, as mentioned multiple times already here), I suggest to extend the data driven tests, and refactor them for easier and more robust handling.

                                        Currently, the data driven test only suppports three data adapters: CSV, XML, and the data base drivers. Each have very specific needs (i.e. the xml file needs a very specific structure to allow selecting the table. Inline xml nodes are almost impossible to read, xml schemas need…

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                                        • 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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