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  1. 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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      • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

        Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

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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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            • Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012

              Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012
              Can you please provide the feature/code to add custom data to the UITestActionLog.html file that gets generated after TestMethod is executed.

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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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                  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’

                  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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Coded UI - Allow user to disable automatic screenshot feature and give them greater control over where these files are stored.

                            I would love to be able to disable and\or have more fine-grained management over when\where screenshots are taken and stored during a given Coded UI Test run.

                            A number of users have encountered an issue where our Common7\IDE folders are spammed with a huge number of RPF .png files after every test run. From what I gather, the files are supposed to go to a temp folder by default, but no one seems to have an answer as to why this is happening or a solution or workaround. I'm currently deleting 30 gigs of data daily.

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                              2 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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                                • 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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