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  1. 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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    • Allow MTM to record assertions

      QA can currently record actions that can be made into Coded UI tests.

      But they can't record "assertions".

      This seems odd because they are visually asserting already.

      The assertion dialog for MTM could be much simpler than in Visual Studio. 99% of all assertions come from the "Display Value" field. Just make that the only one that MTM uses.

      This allows the QA role to create much better actions that can then translate into Coded UI tests.

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      • Allow to save tests runs and restore crashed ones - Visual Studio Test Explorer

        Save the last run in a temporary location and been able to loaded at any time. Been working with Visual Studio Test 2010 and this always been a problem, now with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 I'm getting random crashes at the middle of my work, is becoming annoying and a wastes of time, every-time Visual Studio crashes or become unresponsive I have to rerun the whole regression ( > 1000 test, ~2 hours to complete)

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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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          • 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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            • 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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              • Allow connecting to Test Controller using different user credentials

                It should be possible to connect to a MS Test Controller with different user credentials than the one logged in using Visual Studio (2010).
                Mapping net shares we can use any user credentials.
                In Visual Studio when we connect to a MS Test Controller automatically the logged in user is used.
                It should be possible to use a different user for connecting to the Controller.

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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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                  • I wish to have code coverage for database projects

                    The dotnet-projects already have code coverage, but the database projects not. I wish to improve the quality of my database unit test by code coverage.

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                    • Have a big button MTM Test Runner to Pass or Fail the current step and move to the next

                      The reason for the big button is that when testing a windows store app or a touch enabled application, it would be easier to avoid putting the device down or switching to the keyboard. We have a touch screen monitor with MTM running and it is great to be able to touch the device to perform the test and then simply touch the monitor to say that the test has passed or failed. Problem is, that the button to pass or fail is too small for touch.
                      Also an auto drill down into shared steps would be good, that is…

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                      • Allow to copy multiple test suites from another test plan

                        Test Manager has ability to copy a test suite from anather test plan but when you want to copy multiple test suites from another plan; mtm doesnt let you to select multiple suites.
                        You have to copy test suites one by one to another plan.
                        It can be better to select multiple suites on the "Copy Suites From Another Plan" window or please change the window name to "Copy A Suite From Another Plan"; cause it is a bug otherwise

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                        • Change DeploymentItem so it copies Files for each TestMethod

                          The DeploymentItem allows currently only to copy a file once. It will not be overwritten automatically if it is still in the folder but a new TestMethod is executed. This is very anoing for real unit tests and could easily be fixed by adding a property with which it is possible to define that a file shall overwrite existing once.

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                          • Provide aggregation of test run data in Analyze Test Runs

                            When analyzing test runs it only displays the pass fail rates of items selected during that exact same test run but there are times I would like to see several test runs combined, such as in one day's worth or over multiple continuous integration builds, to see the total "run" test results. This particulalry a pain when users select only 1 item to execute at a time and have to jump to other items then back so I can only get a bunch of singular test case execution runs that I cannot view the oeverall progress.

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                            • allow changing the run type of a load test run

                              The default reporting structure for comparing two load tests runs automatically assigns a value to each test run; baseline and comparison.

                              Currently, this assignment is based on chronologically when the test was run. For example, the first test which was run is always deemed the 'baseline' and the later run is always 'comparison'.

                              There should be a way to configure your run type, in the situation where the first test that was run is deemed as the comparison and the second is deemed as the baseline.

                              Please see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vstswebtest/thread/478ffc5e-2a56-4b44-881c-d408de06a331 for more details.

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                              • more filteroptions for TestManager Testingcenter

                                With VS 2013 Update 3 all testplans are shown in the Testing Center-Screen (especially all inactive testplans). Please provide the possibility to filter on the state column to hide inactive plans

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                                • Make it possible to clone the test plan but keeping the original test case area path

                                  When we are working with teams each team has its own area path. Also if we use the area path to organize the test cases by the software functionality we need to keep the original area path when cloning the test plan. Now we need to specify an default area path when we are cloning the test plan, and all cloned test cases are updated with this area path, overriding the ones we assign previously., making the cloning feature useless in this situation.

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                                  • Provide Web Performance and Load Testing with Premium Editions

                                    Provide Web Performance and Load Testing capabilities with at least the Premium editions of Visual Studio since most Microsoft partners do not have access to the Ultimate editions of Microsoft Visual Studio. Web Performance and Load Testing are part of every development team's toolbox, and since Ultimate edition is reserved for only an extremely small niche of MIcrosoft partners, these features should be available to most if not all Microsoft partners through the Premium edition.

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                                    • Record action from current iteration when ‘Overwrite the existing action recording’ is selected

                                      I was trying to execute my test case by recording my steps. My test case has different set of parameters for every iteration. After all the steps marked as ‘Passed’ I clicked on ‘End iteration and move to next’ it asked me an option to ‘Overwrite the existing action recording’. I checked on the check box and clicked on ‘Start Test’

                                      Bug
                                      When I go back to ‘View Results’ and see vedio recording it records the steps from my first iteration.

                                      Desired Change
                                      It should capture actions from current iteration.

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                                      • Support "unique" data source access in Visual Studio Online load tests.

                                        Right now attempting to launch a load test including a data source with the access mode set to 'Unique' results in the following error:

                                        'Unique' data access for a data source is not supported with load testing with Visual Studio Online. Kindly change this property to another appropriate value ( e.g. Random or Sequential)

                                        This renders useless the otherwise fantastic cloud load testing solution offered with Visual Studio Online.

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                                        • Apply some "Source Indexing" on "Test Results" imported from a Build in TFS

                                          When Unit Tests are executed on a Build Server, the "call stacks" reported in the "Test Results" (.trx) are referencing (hyperlinks) the sources using those sources' local path on the Build Server. It means that we cannot open the sources directly from the "Test Results" Window of Visual Studio, on a development workstation.

                                          It would be really great to have an equivalent to the Source Indexing mechanism used on the pdb stored on the Symbol Server... we could then easily access the Unit Test sources from any workstations as well as get the exact version used by the Build we…

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