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  1. 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 →
    • 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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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • 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 →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • 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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                      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • All dlls that is needed for running the tests gets in one folder, so if any dll have the same name it will be overwritten

                        So my problem is the following. (Microsoft Test Manager, Test controller, test agent)

                        I have a testplan that run tests on several services, some services are the same but different versions.

                        The services with different version has the same name on their client dll. Lets say person.client.dll

                        So here comes the problem.

                        When I run the tests(the whole testplan) the first version test fails but it doesnt fail when I run them seperatly.

                        So I googled and did some logging on the testagent and discovered this:

                        Copying remote file: C:\Users\service.tfstestcontr\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\746\Deployment\Hogia.Person.Client.dll to: C:\Users\fredrik.almen\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTAgent\746\isptest2013.hogia.local\Deployment\Hogia.Person.Client.dll

                        So here is the problem if I have…

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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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                          • MStest command line progress

                            I am running a big mstest suite from the command line that takes about 15 minutes to complete. Once started the output to the command window is as below...

                            Microsoft (R) Test Execution Command Line Tool Version 10.0.30319.1
                            Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

                            Loading SetupTestRun.testrunconfig...
                            Loading Test.BusinessLibrary\All.orderedtest...
                            Starting execution...

                            It remains like this until the test finishes and then dumps all the results to the screen in one big batch. Is there anyway to get a running progress of the tests to the command window so I can see a) how far it has progressed and b) what…

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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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                                • 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…

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                                  • Allow for async TestInitialize method in mstest

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

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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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