I'm trying to find out if Telerik or anyone else has created a plugin/extension for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 that will allow Microsoft's Coded UI Test builder/runner to access all properties of Telerik's ASP.NET AJAX RadControls such as RadComboBox.
For background on my question, please see this article http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mathew_aniyan/archive/2011/03/28/visual-studio-ui-test-extensibility-scenarios-amp-guiding-principles.aspx
"Microsoft encourages third party custom UI framework vendors, such as, ComponentOne, DevExpress, Infragistics and Telerik to build and support UI Testing for their custom UI frameworks."
I know that Telerik sells a Test Studio application that has translators for the RadControls, and Telerik offers a free test framework with wrappers for RadControls. But my company is already using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Test Manager for test automation, and the Microsoft test tools currently have limited awareness of RadControl properties on web pages. I don't want to replace the Microsoft test tools and start using Telerik's Test Studio at this point; I want to extend the Microsoft tools with help from Telerik or the developer community.
PS: Maybe another alternative is for Telerik ASP.NET AJAX RadControls to be compliant with Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA)? Apparently that has been done for Telerik WinForms controls http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/whats-new-full-story.aspx
, but I don't know if that has been (or can be) done for Telerik ASP.NET AJAX RadControls.