Visual Studio Test Manager 2010 – Exploratory Testing

דצמבר 7, 2010


One of the things missing in most of the Testing Tools is the “Exploratory Testing”, where the tester runs an unmanaged tests which means that no steps reproduction is done when he finds a bug.


Not Anymore…


In Visual Studio Test Manager 2010 there is a great function called Exploratory Bug, so how do we use it?


Step 1: First create a Test Case that will be the shell for the exploratory test, all you will need to do is write the Title and the meta data for the Test Case


Step 4_Exploretory_Testing


Step 2: Run the test case from the “Test Tab”


Step 5_Run_Exploretory_Testing


Step 3: Check the “Create Action Recording” checkbox


Step 4: Click the “Start Test”


Step 6_Start_Exploretory


You can see the “Currently Recording” icon on the recorded window


Step 5: Explore your application up to the point where you find a bug


Step 7_recording


Step 6: From the toolbar open the “Bugs Dropdown List” and choose: “Create exploratory bug”


Step 8_Create_Exploretory_Bugs


At this point you will have a bar that shows you the test time range where the collectors have collected your test data.


If your test was long you will not need to save all the collected data in order for the developer to reproduce the bug, part of this data will be more than enough.


Step 7: Choose the range of data from the collectors you like to save to the bug.


Step 8: Click “Use range to create bug”


Step 9_Bug_Range


The Test Manager will automatically open as new bug with all the collectors data you have chosen to save.


You can see this data in the following Screenshots:


Screenshot 1: The bug and its data in the “Details Tab”


Step 10_Exploretory_bug_details


Screenshot 2: User Action Log


Step 11_Action_Log


Screenshot 3: Event Log


Step 12_Event_Log_with_Exception


Screenshot 4: Video


Step 13_Video


Screenshot 5: System Information


Step 14_System_Info


There is more information that you can collect in your test, the information that will be collected is depend on the collectors that you “turn on” in your test settings.


Have Fun!!!

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