We are developing Coded UI Tests to automate our testing process by using Visual Studio's new automated UI testing features (Coded UI tests - http://bit.ly/9dUB1e). We find, however, that many controls for Developer Express produced controls can not be found on playback and have reported this to Microsoft (http://bit.ly/eLnGfV).
The response we have received from Microsoft states "Coded UI Test uses Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) to identify winforms controls. If your controls are standard winforms controls, then they will have proper accessibility implementation and playback will work fine."
Can you please confirm that these controls are accessible through Microsoft Active Accessibility like standard WinForm controls?
In particular, the playback engine cannot find the "append" button located at the bottom of an XtraGrid.
The current version of our controls doesn't support Coded UI Tests, sorry. We've already been asked for this functionality, and are planning to address this limitation in the context of the following suggestion:
ID: Q252891, Add support for Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI Tests
We suggest that you take a look at TestComplete from www.automatedqa.com.
If you need any further assistance on this subject, please feel free to reactivate this ticket.
This is extremely disappointing to hear, especially when you advertise "Full Support for Visual Studio 2010" on your web site with this graphic (http://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/i/vs-2010-support.png) on this page (http://www.devexpress.com/Subscriptions/DXperience/WhatsNew2010v1/index.xml?page=2).
If you are not in fact offering full support for the new features such as coded UI tests in Visual Studio 2010 then it would appear that you are misrepresenting your offering to us.
If you would like to provide us the necessary licenses of a compatible product that works to produce Coded UI tests for your frameworks at no additional cost to us this would be an acceptable solution - or, you could simply follow through on your advertised promise to us and provide the "Full Support" that you have now revealed is lacking.
Yes, you are right. This limitation is nowhere described on out website. When stating that VS 2010 is fully supported, we meant that our components fully support development in this environment. I have created a suggestion to update information on our web site, and we will do this as soon as it is possible:
For now, our products do not support Coded UI. However, we do have plans to implement the Add support for Visual Studio 2010 Coded UI Tests suggestion in the next major version, which will be released at the beginning of the next year.
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