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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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      20 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.

      533 votes
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        25 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 →
        • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for VB.NET projects

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

          420 votes
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            under review  ·  28 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.

            399 votes
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              29 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.

                277 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)

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

                    Please enable code coverage support for Windows Phone projects.

                    255 votes
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                      2 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 →
                      • Code Coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps)

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

                        220 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          189 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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                              2 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • 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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                                  3 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable IntelliTest for 64 bit projects

                                  Enable IntelliTest for 64 bit projects

                                  155 votes
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                                  • Test Tools in VS 2016 - CodedUI - Merge UIMap Actions Into One Method

                                    Due to the instability of the CodedUI Test Builder, and the unpredictability of playback I have many separate methods in a single UIMap file. I would like to merge the actions\methods into 1 method\an existing method. Within the UIMap there already is a function that will split a UI Action into separate methods, and I want to do the opposite and merge separate actions\methods into 1 method\an existing method.

                                    146 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      142 votes
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                                        3 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.

                                        141 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Include Code Coverage Analysis in Professional Edition

                                          It's great to see some of the previously Ultimate-only features such as CodeLens moving downlevel to the Professional edition, so thanks! It's maybe too late to do this for RTM, but please consider also including the Code Coverage Analysis tool in the Professional edition of VS 2015 rather than limiting it to Enterprise.

                                          Performing code coverage analysis is an integral part of any unit testing workflow, but it's hard to justify the cost of Enterprise for just this one built-in feature when something like JetBrains dotCover can just be purchased separately.

                                          117 votes
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