Monday, November 8, 2010

Silverlight UI testing is coming to Visual Studio

At DevConnections , Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 will be available in the next couple of weeks.  Feature Pack 2 will contain enhanced testing support for Silverlight and Firefox applications along with a UI editor for coded UI tests.

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 enables the following scenarios:

  • SilverlightLogoSilverlight 4 support:
    • Capture and playback of Action Recordings for Silverlight 4 Applications.
    • Automated coded UI tests to be written and executed against Silverlight 4 applications
    • Ongoing edits to coded UI test projects using a graphical editor.


  • FirefoxLogoFirefox Support:
    • Fast Forward of action recordings from Microsoft Test Manager for Mozilla Firefox 3.5+
    • Automated testing from Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 for Mozilla Firefox 3.5+ (playback only).


Feature Pack 2 is a cumulative feature pack where Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 1 (“Visual Studio 2010 Visualization and Modeling Feature Pack”) features are included. The Visual Studio 2010 Feature Packs landing page will be refreshed on the day FP2 releases.