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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 →
    • 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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        0 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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              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 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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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • 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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                      0 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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                      • 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 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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                          • 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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                            • Allow changing order of test cases in requirement based suites

                              In MTM 2012 you are unable to change the order of test cases in a suite that is requirement-based. In a normal test suite it is possible, but it would be great if we could change the order also in requirement based test suites.

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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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                                • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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