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  1. Include Pex and Moles with all Visual Studio editions

    Include Pex and Moles with all editions of Visual Studio including Professional edition rather than being restricted to developers with Premium or Ultimate editions of Visual Studio. This will allow all Visual Studio developers to leverage the capabilities of the Moles mocking library and the additional feedback for Unit Testing available with Pex.

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      22 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Test Explorer is severely limited

      I have to assume the people who developed the VS2012/2013 test explorer view never actually had to use it in production. The test explorer view is horribly limited in comparison to the one in VS2010.

      1. Running tests does not open the Test Explorer window until after all the tests completed running. There's literally no indication that anything is happening. VS2010 immediately opened the window to show you that the tests were running.

      2. Where are the columns? Most importantly: the error message column. if I'm dealing with multiple test failures, I almost always just need to see the error…

      641 votes
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        started  ·  74 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make IntelliTest available to Visual Studio Professional

        In Visual Studio 2015 IntelliTest are a fantastic idea!
        Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

        578 votes
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          26 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for VB.NET projects

          Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

          456 votes
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            under review  ·  29 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

            Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

            426 votes
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              27 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Starting then running all unit tests in a solution can take a very long time.

              We have over 200 projects, 2900+ unit tests. It takes over a minute some times to get to the point where it can start listing all the unit tests in the test window, and start executing. We have latest gen Core I7, 8GB 64 bit windows, and it is still a pain. Maybe this area needs 're-imagining', as I can understand the complexities of managing this large number of projects/tests, but it is not working well for us.

              409 votes
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                31 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Replace Action Recordings in MTM with Xamarin Test Recorder

                Action Recordings (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286647(v=vs.110).aspx) are nearly useless and are very fragile. Instead Xamarin Test Recorder https://www.xamarin.com/test-cloud/recorder should be integrated into MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) and extended to work with WPF/Win Form/ Desktop applications that require automated testing.

                367 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the VS Test Explorer Open source

                  This entry tracks the interest in seeing the VS Test Explorer open sourced.

                  293 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

                    Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

                    272 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Code coverage support for Windows Phone projects

                      Please enable code coverage support for Windows Phone projects.

                      259 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Code Coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps)

                        Please enable code coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps).

                        228 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Coded UI support in multi desktop feature of Windows 10

                          Hi,

                          I have installed latest Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5.

                          Initiated a Run CodedUI test in Windows 10 -> Desktop 1, opened Desktop 2 to do some other work and hoping that CodedUI test will run in Desktop 1.

                          But my assumption was wrong.

                          Visual Studio is Running on Desktop 1.

                          Execution of opening Web browser and Navigating took place in Desktop 2.

                          Where I thought still both Desktop 1 and Desktop 2 are active sessions, hence CodedUI execution would be take place in Desktop 1.

                          Is it a bug or behavior is correct.

                          As a end…

                          222 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Test Explorer To export test results

                            When running tests in Test Explorer, there doesn't appear to be a way to export these results. This would be useful in order to share failed test results with fellow team members. Ability to export to trx would be wonderful. I know this can be accomplished via commandline, but running from commandline is a rather clunky solution, especially if you want to re-run failed test.

                            204 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add option to control automatic test discovery after builds

                              I am working on solution that contains 13 000+ unit tests split between several (10+) projects. I am trying to use TDD, but after each build there is a long time window while Test Explorer tries to discover ALL the tests in my solution.
                              I need an option to disable/enable the automatic test discovery and a new command to trigger it manually whenever I need to refresh the test list. This will save me literally hours each day.

                              203 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                                Ewald Hofman

                              • Support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

                                Spec Explorer is a masterpiece for testing requirements:
                                It is closest to the best general known way of defining requirements ( thanks to abstract state machines) in a language you master using a very rich object-object oriented architecture!
                                Please make it work with Visual Studio 2015.

                                193 votes
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                                  under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In codedUI test assertion, capability to compare image also.

                                  Instead of checking if some control has a specific property or not, I want to compare image of the control (e.g. for a button, It would like to verify that It's shape, font color, font size, BGColor and text hasn't changed, I can verify all of this simply by comparing the current image and the one at time of recording)

                                  177 votes
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                                  • It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods too.

                                    It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods apart from individual Html Files.

                                    173 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable IntelliTest for 64 bit projects

                                      Enable IntelliTest for 64 bit projects

                                      172 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The Processor Architecture for Tests should use the current Platform type

                                        1. Pick a Platform and Configuration from the drop-downs
                                        2. Go to Test Explorer and run tests

                                        All tests FAIL!

                                        The tests use the 'Default Processor Architecture' which can be configured under the TEST menu. If that doesn't match the Platform type I'm working with, tests fail to run.

                                        Whenever I change the Platform, I need to remember to also change the Default Processor Architecture.

                                        I suggest that when I pick a platform, the Default Processor Architecture also changes to match.

                                        168 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring back the Data Source Wizard lost with the Test List Editor

                                          Please can you bring back the Data Source Wizard which you lost when the Test List Editor was deleted from VS2012. Most of the People using Coded UI Testing are not developers and find having to hand code a datasource confusing at best and imposible at worst. Many have gone back to using rival functional testing products like test complete or qtp. Please make this a matter of priority.

                                          Thank You

                                          161 votes
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