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Troy
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Troy asked on 03 Sep 2011, 07:47 PM
I am trying to run Coded UI tests using Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010, and Test Case Manager 2010. For the most part, I really like this solution, except that it doesn't seem to work when trying to access Telerik controls. For example, every time Action Recorder is used to record steps taken during a test, or when MS TestRunner tries to play a recording on a page with Telerik ASP.NET AJAX Menu controls, the menus get mess up, pushed around, etc. This effectively breaks my ability to use Visual Studio (EVERYONE's base IDE) to create recorded UI tests. This, in turn, seems to break my ability to take advantage of Test Case Management Studio's integration with Team Foundation Server 2010 (TFS), such as the creation of TFS Work Items of the Test Case type. That, in turn, removes my ability to run reports against these tests, in order to track test run success over time, quality of my builds over time, etc. Overall, this is a LOT to lose simply because Telerik causes Action Recording to break.

So, my question is, what options do I have in this situation? I am not excited about the possibility of having to use Telerik testing solutions simply because Telerik breaks Microsoft's base solution. But, if that is the only option I have, I'll explore it out of necessity. Does Telerik's Test Suite support Coded UI tests? Does it support Action Recording, as Visual Studio 2010 does? And, does it support integration with Team Foundation Server 2010 as does Test Case Manager 2010?

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Cody
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answered on 06 Sep 2011, 09:21 PM
Hi Troy,

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate Test Studio. I have forwarded your questions to our solutions consultant. He's a little bit swamped today but should be able to answer your questions by tomorrow.

Kind regards,
Cody
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Daniel Levy
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answered on 07 Sep 2011, 01:19 AM
Hi Troy,

Thanks for reaching out to us.

I work on Teleirk's Testing Tools team and can speak to our Test Studio application which does include native support for Telerik's ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight and WPF controls. Test Studio includes a VS plug-in that allows you to work within the VS IDE and thus integrates with TFS for source control as well.

Telerik Test Studio is built on top of the Telerik Testing Framework, so tests previously created in CodedUI would need to be re-recorded using Test Studio (and vice versa). WIth Test Studio, you do have the ability to publish test list runs back into TFS attaching the results file to your build summary.

Additionally - Test Studio does indeed record browser actions as well as verifications - it's quite a robust solution. If your willing to download the trial - I'd be willing to take you on a tour and answer any additional questions you may have!

Hope this helps - and let me know if you'd like that tour!

Best wishes,
Daniel Levy
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lora
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answered on 21 Nov 2011, 06:47 PM
From the VS interface, how do I link a failed automated test case to a work item in TFS? I see where I can create a work item, but not that I can link it .
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Cody
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answered on 21 Nov 2011, 08:42 PM
Hello Lora,

From a high level what you do is:

1) Create a Test Case in TFS
2) Associate that test case to an automated test (a single Test Studio test)
3) Create your bug report
4) Link that bug report to your test case

If you need further assistance how to perform the above, let me know.

All the best,
Cody
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lora
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answered on 21 Nov 2011, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I also found a way to create a TFS work item using the Test Results panel in Visual Studio. This works very well to both create a new work item (bug) and link it to the failed test case.
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