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  1. HTML report for CodedUI Tests

    Please could you implement an imrovement for generating a report from the CodedUI tests, I know the report can be generated from the MTM but something that can be done from the Test Explorer after the regression pack runs and this can be provided as a quick report to the Dev teams or Management teams as per need basis.

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    • Provide an option to Open or Save As an attachment from a step in the Test Runner window.

      We have several test cases with attachments that need to be saved in a specific location when executing a test, so we need an option from the Test Runner window to Save As the attachment. Currently, clicking on the attachment opens the it in the program associated to the file extension.

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      • improve Test Results filtering

        In the MTM Test Plan Results, you can filter your results by suite or select multiple Test Suites. There is also a link to Select all and deselect all.
        The challenge with this view is that once you select a Test Suite, you still need to select each and every sub-suite under it for the results to be included.
        Can we have it such that selecting the higher level Suite selects everything below it?

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          • Running Tests on UI Thread for Windows Phone Unit Tests

            Support UITestMethodAttribute for Windows Phone Unit Test framework to allow running unit tests on the main UI thread.

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            • Mutation Testing within MS Test

              I would like to have mutation testing integrated with MS Test.
              Mutation testing should be based on information about the code coverage.
              Therefore, once the MS Test is run, mutation testing will, optionally, run on set of mutants. This set of mutants will contain faulty source code with mutations being made only at places covered by MS Test suit.
              At the end, the user is provided with information about the live mutants. The user can then dissmiss equal mutants (mutants with the same behaviour) and they won't be run in the next mutant testing.

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              • Enhance the looping capabilities of Microsoft Test Manager

                it would be nice to be able to loop over a sub set of set of test steps in a test case using parameters rather than iterating the entire test

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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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                  • Allow test agents to be able to detect test impact of windows services

                    I've tried this myself and have discovered that it does not work. Having got others to test it from other companies, they have confirmed that it is an issue.

                    We cannot use test impact from running manual tests or automated tests within our company because our applications rely on windows services and a lot of the code is in those services.

                    Only being able to do test impact on the client side is very restricting and effectively reduces its usefulness a great deal for us.

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                    • Test Manager - Additional notes for test execution

                      An area to write notes that appear pop up prior to test execution, nice to haves or need to knows for the tester.

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                      • Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

                        Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

                        We know the purpose of the tool is to generate code for several application types including Web, Windows Forms, WPF, and others and one way to do it is using UIMaps. However, the code generated is really hard to understand and to maintain. Even using Rangers Guide.

                        Why don’t generate the code for “Web Technology” using jQuery syntax? Something like:

                        browser.JQuerySelect<HtmlButton>("#myButton")

                        Looks easier than:

                        HtmlHyperlink uIVBHyperlink = this.UIMSDNthemicrosoftdeveWindow.UIActionFilterAttributDocument.UICodesnippet1Pane.UIVBHyperlink;

                        public HtmlHyperlink UIVBHyperlink
                        {
                        get
                        {
                        if ((this.mUIVBHyperlink == null))
                        {
                        this.mUIVBHyperlink = new HtmlHyperlink(this);
                        #region Search Criteria
                        this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Id] = null;
                        this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Name]…

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                        • Allow Printing Test results

                          Test results form (ordered) Coded UI Tests are at the moment not printable.
                          In some cases a printed (pdf) version of it would be fine for exchange with other divisions (or costumers).

                          A Simple print of the overview or an export to an xls-file would give more flexibility.

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                          • Provide the capability to execute nested suites from the top level suite

                            If I build a test plan with a hierarchy of suites, I'd like to be able to start execution on the top level suite and for that to automatically include the lower level suites in the execution

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                            • UITestActionLog.HTML log file should generate for order test exceution in coded UI automation

                              My suggestion is that , the log file UITestActionLog.HTML is generating in coded UI automation but it is generating for single test case execution and it is not generating in Order Test execution.
                              So I would like to know anybody having the idea regarding that.

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                              • Allow MTM Test Runner to set steps with other values rather than Pass or Fail

                                Currently MTM Test Runner allows setting single steps with Pass or Fail. Single or individual test steps can also be skipped, but in the case they have to be validated (there are expected results associated) the whole Test Case will fail.
                                It is very common to re-use a test suite or a test case to test different releases and sometimes not all the steps apply, the result obtained is uncertain or just the mentioned step is blocked for some reason; therefore MTM Test Runner should allow the user to set single steps with other values such as “Not applicable”, “Blocked”,…

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                                • 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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                                  • Visual Studio Online - expand the Basic license with Tests

                                    Expand the Basic license with a part of the Testhub...
                                    We have a test team and one test leader. The test team run only manually tests, like excel spreed and mark the tests passed or not, and report bugs.
                                    The test leader creates and writes the test specifications.
                                    Create and write test cases should be in the Advanced license (existing feature).
                                    But running manually tests and create bugs should be in the Basic license as well. My suggestion is to expand the Basic license with running manually tests and create bugs when running these tests.

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                                    • Provide VStest.console.exe \ Test Explorer Real Time Test Execution Status DURING Test Execution

                                      When executing long running unit tests and codedui test from VSTest.console or Test Explorer there should be a way to query the real time status of the test currently executing and querying the test status / test run complete %.

                                      Having real time test execution status during test execution is important because it allows for better test environment planning and test result reporting during short test cycles within sprints.

                                      Follow up from forums post here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bdb4921b-c214-4573-9ee5-338980e58ac2/vstestconsoleexe-query-for-a-data-row-result-during-test-execution-status?forum=vsunittest

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                                      • Integrate Azure to Lab Management

                                        Azure as Virtual Machine Manager must be integrated in to the Microsoft Test Manager.

                                        So those developers, like i am an many others, who does not have a whole infrastructure with SCVMM installed would be able to fully utilize ALM patterns to test their apps within the custom environments in fast and easy way.

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                                        • Add Save As feature for Solution and Project in visual Studio File menu .

                                          I would like to suggest a feature in Visual Studio, As i am facing this problem since many years, so thought to suggest here.

                                          when I write some sample code in Visual Studio by selecting any of the project templates, i want to save that project in a different location(new) with a different name(new), it is applied to solution too.

                                          As you people know Save As option in Notepad, MS Word and in so many other applications.

                                          Functionality of this may be like this :
                                          Can have two options in file menu
                                          1. Save Project As
                                          2. Save Solution As

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