How to: View Manual Test Case Results Using Microsoft Test Manager

You can view the details of the results of your tests using Microsoft Test Manager based on each test point in your test suite. A test point is the pairing of a test case with a test configuration in a specific test suite. If you have multiple configurations that you want to use when you run your test, you have a test point for each pairing of the test with a configuration as shown in the following illustration. Each test point corresponds to an individual test result.

Running Manual Tests in Different Test Suites

The test results show you if the test failed or passed for previous runs on the same or different test configurations. If the test failed, you can use this information to help determine the reason the test failed and set the failure type or resolution for the failure. In addition, you can view any attachments that were added to the test results.

The following illustration shows how you can view the test results of an individual test.

View Test Results

For more information about how to view the results of an entire test run, see How to: Analyze Manual Test Runs Using Microsoft Test Manager.

To view test results

  1. Open Microsoft Test Manager.


    To display the Microsoft Test Manager window, choose Start, and then choose All Programs. Point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and then choose Microsoft Test Manager.

  2. On the center group switcher, choose the down-arrow and then select Testing Center.

  3. In the center group menu bar, choose Test.

  4. The Run Tests activity is displayed.

  5. In the menu under the center group menu bar, choose Run Tests if it isn’t already selected.

  6. In the left pane, under Run Tests, select the test suite listed under the test plan that contains the tests that have the results you want to view.


     You can choose Filter to help you search for test cases. You can use the Tester drop-down list box to filter by the tester assigned to the tests, or you can filter by Configurations.

    The right side pane displays the test points within the selected test suite.

  7. To view the results of a specific test point, select the test point and then choose View results.

    The most recent test results are shown for that test together with all the details and any data that was collected when the test was run.


       If there are no results for the selected test case, the View results button is disabled.

  8. To select a reason that a test failed, choose Failure type in the Summary section.

  9. To select a resolution for why the test failed, choose Resolution in the Summary section.

  10. To add a comment to the latest test result for this test, type in Comments.

  11. To view the details of Test Case, Test Run or, Test Plan associated with this result, choose View.

  12. To add notes, choose Notes, type in the notes you want to add, and then choose Update notes.

  13. In the Attachments pane, follow these steps:

    1. To open attachment, select the file and choose Open.

    2. To save an attachment in another location, select the file and choose Save As.

    3. To add attachments to the test result, choose Add.

    4. To delete an attachment, select the file and choose the delete icon.

  14. In the Links pane, follow these steps:

    1. To open, for example, SystemInformation.xml or ActionLog.txt, select the item and choose Open.


      For either Windows Store apps, or Internet Explorer desktop sessions tested on a Windows 8 device, the action log will be an .html file. The action log includes screenshots for each action conducted during the test run. This can be useful for resolving bugs or issues by being able to view the exact steps that the tester performed.

      Enhanced action log

    2. To add a new item, choose Add.

  15. In the Result History pane, follow these steps:

    1. To view the details of a test, select the test and choose View.

    2. To create a bug from the test result, select the test and choose Create bug. For information about how to create a bug from the test result see How to: Submit a Bug Using Microsoft Test Manager.


      In this pane, you can view the test results history of each time the test has been run for this test plan.

  16. To save the changes made to the test result, choose Save and Close.

See Also


How to: Run Manual Tests

How to: Analyze Manual Test Runs Using Microsoft Test Manager


How to: Delete Test Results

Running Tests in Microsoft Test Manager