Beyond Visual Studio’s testing capabilities

Find out how Telerik Test Studio goes beyond Visual Studio 2010 / 2012 testing products to offer easy tester-developer collaboration, richer user experience and enhanced productivity.

Test Studio

Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2012

Point-and-click UI Limited Limited
Easy to maintain tests    
Silverlight automation Only for Silverlight 4
Test step keyword view   Limited
Premier support
(response within 24h)
   
Native support for Telerik UI
components & Kendo UI widgets
   
Web-specific testing features
Data-driven testing Automated Manual Manual
Licensing model Standalone app & a plugin that integrates with VS Professional Visual Studio Premium/Ultimate Visual Studio Premium/Ultimate
Product updates 2 major, 4 minor/ year Unknown Unknown
Browser execution support IE, FF, Safari, Chrome IE, FF IE, FF, Chrome (requires Selenium)
Level of complexity Technical and non-technical Development skills required Development skills required

The specialized vs. "one-size-fits-all" solution

Visual Studio

The Visual Studio approach to test automation is to offer a broad solution that is a good entry point for developers looking to begin test automation. As your automation needs grow, you may run into challenges that arise from Coded UI’s single approach for covering multiple technologies.

Test Studio

With Test Studio we address the specific automation needs of web and desktop applications. We studied the workflow of testers when automating web and installable apps, and their respective testing life-cycles which helped us identify areas that take the longest to automate or are very tedious.


Coded vs. Code-less (script-less) Automation

Visual Studio

In Visual Studio, to properly perform test automation of real line-of-business applications you always have to revert to the CodedUI test which is a pure C# or VB.NET class that leverages the CodedUI framework for automation.

Test Studio

Test Studio has been designed to allow most QA/Test professionals to automate without having to revert to code in most scenarios. Even complex conditional logic, element extraction, and data driven tests can be created and maintained without writing a single line of code.


UIAutomation vs. Full Application Access

Visual Studio

UIAutomation depends on application level hooks that give access to external programs to invoke or retrieve information from the application. UIAutomation is 100% dependent on the developer of the application giving access to these parts of the application; else those parts can’t be automated.

Test Studio

Test Studio’s architecture relies on having full access to the application whether it is a XAML, MVC application or an HTML page. You can access any and every element in the application and perform real-user actions against it.


Cross-Browser Support

Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2010 added support for Firefox thus allowing users to execute tests against two major browsers – Internet Explorer and Firefox. Visual Studio 2012 was finally able to include Google Chrome by leveraging the Selenium framework and its support for these browsers.

Test Studio

Not only does Test Studio offer test execution support for IE, FF, Safari and Chrome out of the box, it’s the first tool to add cross-browser test recording capabilities with its R1 2013 product update.


XAML Automation

Visual Studio

Microsoft were only able to add support of Silverlight 5 applications with their Visual Studio 2012 offering.

Test Studio

Test Studio has been automating against Silverlight since version 2 (2009) and has made many refinements in our record/playback compatibility with rich specialized features for Silverlight and WPF applications automation.


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