Mathew Aniyan's Blog

Program Manager for Visual Studio CodeLens

Data @ the core of Enterprise Agile

I have proposed a session at the Agile India conference on the topic - Data @ the core of Enterprise...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 09/08/2015

Technical Debt

For the past few months, I have been ramping up on the "Manage Technical Debt" scenario. We are...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 09/02/2015

Tweet Series on Visual Studio CodeLens [11-20]

  Here are tweets 11-20. Tweet #11 : #VisualStudio #CodeLens Test Indicators helps...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 10/06/2014

Tweet Series on Visual Studio CodeLens [1-10]

I have been successful in regularly tweeting about CodeLens. Now in the 11th day. Here are the past...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 09/14/2014

CodeLens – Identify large files

CodeLens is a heads-up display in your Visual Studio Editor where you can find information about...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 07/07/2014

Privacy Policy for the Windows 8.1 App - Coded UI Test in Visual Studio 2013

This app does not collect or store any personal information.

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 10/20/2013

Content Index for Coded UI Test

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Download and Install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 CTP 3 Blogs Introducing...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 02/18/2013

QUnit Tests for Metro Style Apps

QUnit is a powerful, easy-to-use JavaScript unit test suite. Currently, it is not possible to...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 07/16/2012

Content Index for Unit Test

Video Introduction Channel 9: Unit testing your Metro style apps built using XAML MSDN Verifying...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 05/17/2012

FAQ: Why are we using coordinate based actions in Coded UI Test?

Corollary: If we use coordinate based action, will it not fail if the control moves its position?...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/16/2012

Where did Win+I go?

In Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI Test, we had mapped the key combination Win+I to locate controls. I...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/12/2012

Search Configuration–Expand While Searching

Coded UI Test playback behavior can be modified by several configurations. In this article, I will...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 02/24/2012

Coded UI Test–Record one application only

Generally, you will be testing a single application using Coded UI Test. By default, Coded UI Test...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 02/23/2012

Coded UI Tests for jqueryui

Introduction Visual Studio UI Test Scenarios and Extensibility is described in my blog here. An...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 10/21/2011

User Voice Site for Visual Studio ALM

Do you have a feature suggestion for Coded UI Test? Log it at http://visualstudioalm.uservoice.com....

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 07/14/2011

Enabling UI Testing for Third party WinForms custom controls - 2

In the previous article, I described how we can make the DevExpress Scheduler Control &...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 05/17/2011

Enabling UI Testing for Third party WinForms custom controls - 1

Most of the leading Third party WinForms custom control vendors implement Microsoft Active...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 05/17/2011

Custom WPF Control’s custom properties

A number of customers have asked me about how to use the UI Test Extensibility model to get custom...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 05/17/2011

HowTo: Add all controls on a page to the UI Map

One of the most frequent asks in Coded UI Test Forums is the ability to add all controls on a page...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/31/2011

Visual Studio UI Test Extensibility–Scenarios & Guiding Principles

1 Overview In this article, I will delve into the design of extensibility model for Visual Studio UI...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/28/2011

Smart Match & Slow Coded UI Tests

One of the most frequent questions regarding Coded UI Tests goes like this - “I have a test running...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 02/28/2011

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 –Videos

  Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is now available to MSDN subscribers. This introduces...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 11/15/2010

Final Release of Visual Studio Lab Management announced!

Visual Studio Lab Management capability will be available at the end of August 2010.   See the...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 08/04/2010

FAQ: Some Minutiae on DrawHighlight()

UITestControl.DrawHighlight() is a very useful method (especially during debugging). It draws a blue...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/28/2010

FAQ: Do not add assertions on some properties of UI Test Control

You should not add assertions on the following properties. They will most probably fail in future...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/28/2010

FAQ: How can I run Coded UI Test as part of a Team Build

    An MSDN article -  How to: Configure and Run Scheduled Tests After Building Your...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/28/2010

FAQ: Currently Recording in Coded UI Test Builder

Whenever Coded UI Test Builder is recording actions on an application under test, a ‘Currently...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/28/2010

FAQ: Why can’t I record actions on an application ?

Most probably, the application is running under different user credentials. Due to limitations in...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/27/2010

FAQ: Why can’t I select two identical items in a HtmlList?

If an HtmlList has multiple items with the same name, you cannot select both the identical items....

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/26/2010

FAQ: Why I am not able to launch a Click-Once application using ApplicationUnderTest?

You cannot launch a Click-Once application using ApplicationUnderTest.Launch(). e.g:-...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/25/2010

FAQ: Why can’t I get the Orientation property of WinScrollBar?

Orientation property is not implemented for WinScrollBar since there is no reliable way of getting...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/25/2010

FAQ: Some minutiae on HtmlListItem

HtmlListItem.HasFocus will return false always since a list item cannot be given focus manually....

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/24/2010

FAQ: Why am I getting a NullReferencecException when calling a method on a UITestControl?

Most probably, this is because you have not initialized Playback.   In this post, Gautam has...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 04/24/2010

FAQ: Window Search and its implications

In this blog, Siddhartha has described Window search and Windowed properties. There a few...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/31/2010

FAQ: Why can’t I locate controls like H2, CITE using the Coded UI Test Builder crosshair?

If you have controls such as H2 or CITE in your web page, you will not be able to drag the crosshair...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/30/2010

I have the following construct in my html page. <a href="http://bing.com"><img...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/18/2010

FAQ: Why am I not seeing the new extension package that I added for supporting a new technology?

In this blog, Gautam has talked about how to create an extension package and deploy it. Excerpt from...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/18/2010

FAQ: What happens if I search for a UI Test Control with an invalid property?

In this blog, Bala has described how Coded UI Test searches for controls. A frequently asked...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 03/18/2010

Content Index for Microsoft Test Manager

Topic Link Walkthroughs Demo videos No More Missed Requirements 10-4 Episode 23: An Introduction to...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 02/10/2010

Visual Studio 2010 RC is now available

Jason Zander has announced the availability of Visual Studio 2010 RC for MSDN subscribers – here....

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 02/09/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#8 – Record Actions

In the Coded UI Test Builder, you can start recording your test actions by clicking on the Start...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/20/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#7 – Generate Code

After recording a series of action, you need to click on the Generate Code  button, give a name...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/20/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#6 – See the recorded steps and delete redundant actions

You can click the “Show Recorded Steps” button to see all actions performed during the current...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/18/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#5 – Copy reference of a control to clipboard

In Coded UI Test, you reference a control by its full hierarchy in the UI Control Map.    ...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/17/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#4 – Refresh the properties of a control in the UI Control Map

When an existing control is selected in the UI Control Map, we display only its search properties....

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/14/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#3 – Add controls to the UI Control Map

Controls referenced during recording & controls for which assertions have been added are...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/13/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day#2 – Use the navigation dial to move around in the UI Tree

In some user interfaces, it is very difficult to drag the cross-hair from the Coded UI Test Builder...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/12/2010

Coded UI Test – Tip of the Day #1 - Win+I to locate controls

In the Coded UI Test Builder, you can drag the cross-hair and drop it on a control to see its...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 01/12/2010

Generate Code for Coded UI Test [Beta2]

When a Coded UI Test is created, a set of files are added to the Project. Code can then be generated...

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 11/04/2009

Tutorial – Coded UI Test [Beta2]

Overview This tutorial guides you through the creation of a Coded UI Test in Visual Studio 2010....

Author: Mathew Aniyan MSFT Date: 11/04/2009

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