Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Execute CodedUI TestMethod() through command prompt

Input the path of the dll in the Developer Command Prompt for VS2012/13..
cd C:\Users\...\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\CodedUITestProject\CodedUITestProject\bin\Debug
Using VSTest.Console.exe like this:
VSTest.Console.exe CodedUITestProject.dll /Tests:TestMethod1,testMethod2 /UseVsixExtensions:true  /Logger:trx
Note There is no /resultsfile option in VSTest.Console.exe command line. You need to use /Logger.trx if you want to generate a trx file.

Note The /Tests command line option cannot be used with the /TestCaseFilter command line option.

Usage  of /TestCaseFilter
Examples of /TestCaseFilter usage with filter as Priority

Examples of /TestCaseFilter usage with filter as Test Category

Examples of /TestCaseFilter usage with multiple filters using "|"

Monday, 20 July 2015

Schedule Coded UI Test to Execute At a Specific Time

The best way I have found to accomplish this is to create a .bat file which executes the test using the mstest command line tool, and setting this .bat to execute at a specific time using task scheduler. I currently do this daily on a project I am working on.
Here are the steps oulined to execute a .bat driven Coded UI test at a specified time.

Create a .bat similar to the following:
set mstestPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE"
 %mstestpath%\mstest /testcontainer:AutomatedUITest.dll  /resultsfile:TestOutput.trx
Test your script by double-clicking the .bat and assure that the test is properly executing.

Assuming you name this .bat “TestRunner.bat”, you would then open Task Scheduler (pre-installed on Windows, type “Task” into the search bar to locate). You will see Task Scheduler (local) in the upper left of the window. Right-click, then select create Task. Give the task a name and choose appropriate security settings. Click the Triggers tab, and assign when you wish the test to auto-execute. In this screen you can set the appropriate time to run. Now click the Actions tab, click new and assign your script “TestRunner.bat” to execute and any parameters you may wish to feed to your script. Now choose settings and allow the test to run on demand. Ensure your test is executing properly by clicking the Task Scheduler Library underneath Task Scheduler (local), locate your task, right-click and choose run. If everything executes as expected, you can rest assured that your scheduled task will properly execute at the time(s) you have designated.