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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Coded UI tests can support higher version of Firefox and Chrome for Silverlight 5

      Current Coded UI tests only support firefox 3.5 in Silverlight 4.. Now Firefox version is 13 and it is not supported in Silverlight 5.

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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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        • There must be some description field of Test Suite

          There must be some description field of Test Suite, allow user to write purpose and general notes of the test suite.

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          • Test Manager 2010: Export Test Cases and preserve the fields/format/parameters

            I would like to be able to export test cases so that external users can conduct a peer review. I've already organized by test cases with headline that has the desired sequential numbering (Ex: 01 Test A, 02 Test B).

            When exporting, I would like to have the WYSIWUG in Test Manager 2010, which includes the Step number, Step Action, Expected Result, parameters, etc.

            Flexibility to CHOOSE which test case to run is desired.
            Thank you!

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            • Enable test case parameter combination auto-generation

              Allow automatically generating parameter combinations for test cases.
              For example, when I am testing a game, I need to make sure each @Weapon hits each @Enemy would cause the @Weapon.Damage - @Enemy.Armor hit point lost to the enemy. I only need to create a list of all weapons (and each weapon's damage), a list of all enemies (and each enemy's armor value), MTM can automatically generate all combinations base on the 2 list, and make sure each weapon was tested against each enemy.

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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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 11 votes
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                          • Add Search capabilities to MTM

                            We would like to be able to search for test cases in MTM. We typically search on words within the steps or results or parameters used.

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                            • Give a nesting ability to the Parameters

                              Currently, on MTM 2012, adding a parameter doesn't mean you add an iteration on new parameter. Instead it's like an Excel document.

                              We need an ability to nest parameters so we can create an iteration inside an iteration.
                              It should look something like this:

                              On Plan:
                              step 1: For each @Part do @Action

                              On Parameters:
                              Part: A,B,C...
                              Action: Add,Edit,Delete...

                              On Test Run:

                              iteration Part: A
                              -iteration Action: Add
                              -iteration Action: Edit
                              -iteration Action: Delete
                              ...
                              Iteration Part: B
                              -iteration Action: Add
                              -iteration Action: Edit
                              -iteration Action: Delete
                              ...
                              ...

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                                • How to convert coded ui test result file of visual studio 2012 into Html file ?

                                  How to convert coded ui test result file of visual studio 2012 into Html file ?

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                                  • Integrate Windows Logo Kit (WLK) features into MTM

                                    Functionality of Windows Logo Kit and MTM are very similar. It'll be very usefull to have a possibility to run low level driver (etc) tests throught MTM against WLK

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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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                                      • Create Test Management Client to run Test Suite

                                        There should be a Test Management client that can be run without or with minimal licencing costs, so that clients can use the tool to run tests on their own. There should be the abilitiy for the client to create bugs directly in TFS out of the test management client.

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                                        • Use Regex for Coded UI Assertions

                                          Whenever we want to assert string values are present but must be unique, we cannot rely on basic assertion from Coded UI testing. We need to customize our assertions to do so. This is extremely common in in the life of QA automation.

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