Creating and Using Custom Plug-ins for Load and Web Performance Tests

A custom plug-in uses code that you write and attach to a load test or a Web performance test. You can use the load test API and the Web Performance test API to create custom plug-ins for tests to expand to the built-in functionality.


With Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 or later, you can add multiple plug-ins to your load test. Prior to Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 you were limited to using only one plug-in per load test. You no longer have to place all of your add-in code into the same plug-in.


  • Visual Studio Ultimate



Associated topics

Create a custom plug-in for your load test: You can use load test API to create a custom plug-in to add more testing functionality to your load test.

Create a custom plug-in for your Web Performance test: You can use Web performance test API to create a custom plug-in to add more testing functionality to your Web performance test, including at the request level. You can also create a Web Service test.

Additionally, you can create a Web recorder plug-in that can modify a Web performance test after it is recorded, but before it appears in the Web Performance Test Result Viewer.

Add UI features to Web Performance Test Results Viewer: You can add more UI features to the Web Performance Test Results Viewer using a Visual Studio add-in.

Create a custom HTTP body editor: You can create a custom editor to edit binary or string http XML responses from a web service.







See Also


Walkthrough: Creating a Coded Web Performance Test

How to: Create a Coded Web Performance Test


Testing Performance and Stress Using Web Performance and Load Tests

Other Resources

Analyzing Load Tests Results Using the Load Test Analyzer

API Reference for Testing Tools for Visual Studio ALM