OK, absolute noob with Testing Framework. First thing I'm trying to do is find a checkbox control on our WPF UI:
Running in debug mode, that last line fails with "Wait for condition has timed out" error. Looks like:
But if then, while execution is suspended, I copy and paste that line into the Immediate window and execute it there, it returns the checkbox instantly and I'm able to examine all its properties and its children in Locals and Watch.
I have no trouble locating this control in OOB Coded UI by AutomationID, but it's a custom control and there are no properties visible to Coded UI by which we can determine its state. That seems to be determined by child elements (XAML Ellipses apparently) that Coded UI is unable to see. Testing Framework IS able to see them, IF I can get the parent, and I don't seem to be able to get the parent for some reason. At least not in executing code.