WebTestPlugin Class

Provides a means to run code and access a WebTest before and after the Web test is run. This class must be inherited.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.WebTestFramework (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.WebTestFramework.dll)


Public MustInherit Class WebTestPlugin
Dim instance As WebTestPlugin
public abstract class WebTestPlugin
public ref class WebTestPlugin abstract
public abstract class WebTestPlugin


Using a WebTestPlugin and using the PreWebTest/PostWebTest events of the WebTest class are functionally equivalent. The difference is that coded Web tests are the only place you can use the events.

Notes to Inheritors:

When you inherit from WebTestPlugin, you must override the following members: PostWebTest, and PreWebTest.


The following example shows a Web test plug-in that adds a random number to the context before the Web test is run. In the same way you can override PostWebTest and perform an action after the Web test has run. For example, you might want to write to a log file the time it takes to complete the Web test and the number of requests issued during the Web test.

using System;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WebTestPluginNamespace
    public class MyWebTestPlugin : WebTestPlugin
        public static string NewRandomNumberString(int size)
            byte[] buffer = new byte[size];
            // Seed using system time
            Random random = new Random(unchecked((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks));

            return BitConverter.ToInt32(buffer, 0).ToString();

        public override void PreWebTest(object sender, PreWebTestEventArgs e)
            e.WebTest.Context["RandNum"] = NewRandomNumberString(4);

Inheritance Hierarchy


Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


WebTestPlugin Members

Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create a Web Test Plug-In