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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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’

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      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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        • View Assertions performed as part of Test Report/UITestActionLog.html

          We run tests using MSTest from command-line. We use the UITestActionLog to show our QA the steps that were performed during the execution of a test. The missing component that QA would like to see is the actual assertion that is being performed, complete with an expected result and the actual result.
          The UITestActionLog that is created is great and they are very happy with seeing the screenshot that shows the control that was used during a test in the test case. However, without being able to see the assertion that was performed, the only fall back we have is…

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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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            • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

              Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

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              • Allow users to generate bugs on Tests impact

                I would like to see how many Tests are impacted by particular bug to decide about the fixing priority.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • You should be able to turn off "Mozilla Firefox is currently not supported" message

                  If you use Firefox during a test run, you will get the following message:
                  "Mozilla Firefox is currently not supported. Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=157214 for information on available add-in for possible support."

                  Firefox doesn't get tested on the system, it's just used. So there should be a way to turn off that message.

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                  • Make MSTest/Test Agents more stable in large environments (better COM exception handling)

                    Many users (myself included) run into periodic COM exceptions with pools of test agents (particularly around failed tests, after which no more tests can be run without manual intervention, due to COM exceptions). The stability of this feature is lower than other test running applications, or simple scripting. Several reports are available here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsautotest/thread/0014f944-1c99-412f-9e2c-051ed50b52b0/?prof=required
                    It'd be great to fix this issue in VS11.
                    Thanks for a great product.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Data driven TestMethod - timeout per datarow

                        The TestMethods Timeout attribute should apply at the Iteration level.

                        For example, if TestMethod (against Row 1) executes > 60 seconds, then Timeout occurs and execution moves onto next call of TestMethod (against Row 2). The whole test should not timeout, only the current Iteration.

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                        • Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

                          The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

                          Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

                          This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

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                          • Give me a way to pass MTM test configuration information to Automated Tests (Visual Studio Test Methods)

                            I get that MTM test configurations are for tracking and management purposes but in order for them to be useful and model actual tests we need a way to get them into visual studio test methods as parameter values.

                            For example with CodedUI Cross Browser testing we need to assign the browser type. Yet if I need to execute the test against three browsers IE/FireFox/Chrome the only recommended way to do this (without duplicating code) is through a data source. The problem with data sources is that the test will iterate through all possible browser values (performing three tests) and…

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                            • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

                              When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
                              The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

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                              • Add a continuous test runner

                                Add a continuous test runner that runs tests continuously. I have used nCrunch and the functionality is the best plugin available for visual studio. Now that it has gone commercial we would have to buy it, but plugins for visual studio are hard to justify when spending as much as we do for VS Ultimate.

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                                • Optional Flag for Coded UI Test Builder Adding FrameworkID Search Property

                                  We need to create our Coded UI Maps to be backwards compatible with VS 2012 and VS 2010. When upgrading to VS2013 our solution doesn't change other than adding settings to ask what development environment to properly configure itself for that version of Visual Studio. This design was great because it allows our solution to be backwards compatible. When adding new controls in a CodedUI UIMap we get a new search property 'FrameworkID' which is not backwards compatible because older version of Visual Studios doesn't know of this value.

                                  So I am wondering if we could get an option in…

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                                  • Add column options button in grid view for Web Test Manager

                                    Currently column options are only accessible from list view in Web Test Manager. The column options button would be very helpful in grid view as attached.

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                                    • Minimize the Visual studio window while executing coded ui Tests

                                      Minimize the Visual studio window while executing coded ui Tests. Now we are getting flashing of screens between Visual Studio and AUT while executing Data driven test.

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                                      • Provide an option to Open or Save As an attachment from a step in the Test Runner window.

                                        We have several test cases with attachments that need to be saved in a specific location when executing a test, so we need an option from the Test Runner window to Save As the attachment. Currently, clicking on the attachment opens the it in the program associated to the file extension.

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