Support more browsers and browser versions in MTM
We added support for Cross Browser testing with VS 2012 Update 1. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/10/30/introducing-cross-browser-testing-with-coded-ui-tests.aspx
For MTM scenarios, you would need to import action recordings from MTM into a Coded UI Test and change browser type to the desired one.
I would like to know if this satisfies the needs of folks on this thread and I can close this to release votes or if people are specifically looking for the ability to specify browser type from within MTM.
Prachi Bora, Visual Studio Program Manager, MSFT
The CodedUI support is a major step forward, however, I think its still important to handle chrome and firefix directly within MTM as a feature for manual testing. Sometimes shops do not do automated testing and only manual testing and this would be a negative for them.
David Sage commented
Ideally it would be configurable from Test Manager, perhaps by using a Test Configuration.
We have several thousand coded UI tests that need to be executed against multiple browser types, so using this methodology we would have to either point our tests to some global variable in the automation solution and modify the code / rebuild every time we needed to switch to another browser, or have copies of the test case with coded ui Test variants associated to each one with the specified browser types.
Neither is a perfect solution, but if we could configure multiple Test Configurations with a setting to point to a specific browser it would go a long way towards reducing overhead for cross-browser testing.
Is cross browser testing supported in MTM 2012?
Can we please have Action Recordings for manual testing being able to be created using other browsers like Chrome and FireFox?
I kind of need a timeline. It is hard to recommend this solution against say a Selenium if I can't tell clients when Chrome or Firefox will be supported. Especially since it doesn't look it like it was in the newest release of 2012.
Shubhra Maji MSFT commented
Our team has plans for latest browsers support for the scenarios I had mentioned earlier.
Peter Harlid commented
"If we provide support for multiple browsers such as IE/Chrome/Firefox in Coded UI Test, would that be an acceptable solution for you?
For MTM specific scenarios, you would need to import MTM recordings (performed on IE) to Coded UI Test and then change browser type to the intended browser."
Provided you mean FF 4 and add Safari into the mix, yes, that would work and that is what I think most here wants not to say needs.
I have asked Shubhra to give an update on this work.
Shubhra Maji MSFT commented
If we provide support for multiple browsers such as IE/Chrome/Firefox in Coded UI Test, would that be an acceptable solution for you?
For MTM specific scenarios, you would need to import MTM recordings (performed on IE) to Coded UI Test and then change browser type to the intended browser.
i vote for it
For efficient testing we would like to be able to create a coded ui test and run at against the major browser´s, IE9-10, Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Opere.
The Test team is working on some backlog prioritization and future efforts.
Based on your earlier feedback we were wondering if you could let us know what we should be doing more of/differently.
One of my coworkers has created a survey to facilitate this process: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EBRY95XJ6
Charles (aka Chuck) Sterling
What is the roadmap for other browsers?
Which browsers does MTM support
Would be great if MTM supported IE9 and Safari
Would be great if MTM supported the most recent version of FireFox (e.g. 7) and also Chrome as it is picking up speed in the market!
For instance the feature pack 2 allows playback in FF 3.5 but there is currently no update to FF4.
The release cycle for supporting multiple browser has to be quicker.
Hoping that partners will build the browser extensions thru the extensibility model is not working.