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Microsoft Visual Studio: Coded UI Test Automation

The possibiliy to create and execute graphic user interface automated test cases is included in the different versions of Microsoft Visual Studio (2010 and 2012). These test cases offer you the possibility as a tester to executed them automatically without user interaction. Thanks to the complete integration of Visual Studio with Team Foundation Server and the integration of the development process, the build process and the test process, it is even possible to executed automated test cases as part of the build process or the conitnuous integration process.

Participants will learn how to create, execute and maintain Coded UI Test Cases and what the process will be for test automation. Execution will not only be done on the computer of the test specialist but you will also learn how you can integrate those in the build process and the continuous integration process.


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create Coded UI Test Cases
  • Execute Coded UI Test Cases in Visual Studio, in Microsoft Test Manager and in the build process
  • Maintain the Coded UI Test Cases
  • Create data driven Coded UI Test Cases
  • Update the search properties of UI objects
  • Update and maintain the UI object repository
  • Analyse the results of the Coded Ui Test Cases

Typical Audience

This course is intended for anyone involved in testing and quality matters, including test engineers, test managers, project managers and quality managers.

Course Prerequisites

Participants should preferably have experience or knowledge how to develop with C# and having a basic understanding of the testing process.

Course Delivery

Approximately 50% of the class is devoted to lab exercises.

Throughout the course, an experienced trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects. Courses can be given in English, Dutch or French. Course material is in English.

Course Venue

The course duration is 2 days. This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1000/person for 2 days. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.

By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm. All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium). All courses can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.

The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy of a Coded UI Test Case
  • Coded UI Test Case Creation
  • Execute Coded UI Test Case
  • Object Identifcation
  • Data Driven Coded UI Test Cases
  • Execute Coded UI Test Cases from MTM
  • Execute Coded UI Test Cases from the build process
  • Maintain Coded UI Test Case
  • Different UImaps
  • Testing Views in Visual Studio
  • Ordered Test cases
  • Execute Coded UI Test Case with command line

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