BT

New Early adopter or innovator? InfoQ has been working on some new features for you. Learn more

Telerik Announces Coded UI Test Support for WPF

| by Anand Narayanaswamy on Dec 07, 2012. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |

Telerik has added support for Level 1 coded UI testing for RadControls for WPF in Q3 2012 release. It enables developers to record events, identity elements, perform navigation and validation which is made possible using the recorder dialog which pops up after you create a coded UI test.

"We are planning to add support for Level 2, 3 and 4 coded UI testing with Q1 2013 release so that developers can take advantage of rich property validation, code generation and intent aware actions," said Michael Crump, XAML Advocate at Telerik.

You will be able to find the following elements if you examine the solution explorer of a coded UI test project using Visual Studio 2012.

AssemblyInfo.cs - This file contains general information about an assembly such as Title, Description and Version information.

The project with coded UI testing mechanism will have references to the following assemblies

Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.CodedUITestFramework
Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework
Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Common
Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension
Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting
Telerik.WinControls.CodedUI2012

The above libraries can be found inside Common7\IDE\PublicAssemblies directory of your Visual Studio 2012 installation.

CodedUITest1.cs - This file contains the actual CodedUI test class, method invocation, and assertion invocation.

UIMap.uitest - It mainly consists of an XML representation of the UIMap and UIMap.Designer class.

"Coded UI testing does not improve performance of applications," said Michael to a query posted on his official blog.

In addition to coded UI level 1 support for WPF, Telerik also provide support for all four levels for RadControls for WinForms. Moreover, Telerik is also planning to introduce coded UI support for RadControls for Windows 8 as the platform gains maturity over the period of time.

Rate this Article

Adoption Stage
Style

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread
Community comments

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Discuss

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and don't miss out on content that matters to you

BT