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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 for async TestInitialize method in mstest

      Currently, having an async TestInitialize method results in an invalid signature exception.

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        4 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 →
        • 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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            0 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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              0 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…

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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

                • Provide performance analysis (profiling) of Coded UI tests

                  It would be usefu to perform performance analyses of Coded UI tests. I have a Coded UI test that runs very slowly and I wold like to try some performance analysis or code profiling to find the bottlenecks.

                  The Performance Wizard says "No launchable projects available to profile in the current solution" and it asks for an executable or URL (for ASP.NET or JavaScript). There are none of these in the folders of my Coded UI project. I tried giving the Wizard the DLL but that leads to a popup saying "You must provide at least one launch binary".

                  How…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Web Test - VS 2012 - Add Proxy Authentication information for Web Proxy

                    In Web performance test (VS 2012), we have the option to add proxy information at the root of the webtest, but there is no option to specify the proxy authentication due to which the web test fails "Request failed: The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required. "

                    Request you to add a option which can handle proxy authentication information along with proxy for the webtest as most of the proxy use authentication.

                    Regards,
                    Suresh Khurpa

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                      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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 →
                      • 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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                        • Users should be able to undo changes made to test cases in the MTM Testing Center - Plan section.

                          Users should be able to undo changes made to test cases in the MTM Testing Center - Plan section. Currently, we need to close test case without saving and write everything all over again - Can you provide that functionality

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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • Allow creating unit test playlists that include entire classes instead of only individual test methods

                              Right now the "unit test playlists" feature (added in VS2012.2) lets you create a list of individual tests (i.e. methods) to be run. However, we are adding new methods every day, which means the playlists would constantly need to be updated.

                              It would be great if I could add an entire test class to a playlist, rather than only individual test methods.

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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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                                • 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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                                  • 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

                                    • 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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                                      • Ability to move the objects in the uimap.uitest from one parent control to other

                                        At the moment uimap.uitest doest not have the ability to move the control to a different parent , having this would be useful when the object hirerachy in the application is changed

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                                        • Enable editing of OS Profile and Hardware profile parameters from MTM when working against SCVMM 2012

                                          The title says it all - we would really like to be able to edit the OS and Hardware profiles from within MTM when working against SCVMM 2012.

                                          Thanks

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