TestComplete 8 Sneak Peek: Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4
Test and Monitor | Posted April 12, 2010

Today, Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 and AutomatedQA is pleased to announce that TestComplete 8 supports both of them. TestComplete supported earlier versions of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework before, and we are happy to keep pace with Microsoft by supporting the latest versions of their developer tools.

The support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 in TestComplete 8 means the following:

  • TestComplete 8 allows you to perform automated testing of native and managed applications built with Visual Studio 2010.
  • TestComplete 8 allows you to perform automated testing of .NET Framework 4 applications and these applications are recognized by TestComplete 8 as “Open” applications.
  • TestComplete 8 continues AutomatedQA’s trend on integrating with Visual Studio features and services and provides the ability to integrate with Visual Studio 2010. You can integrate TestComplete 8 with the Professional, Premium and Ultimate editions of Visual Studio 2010 since all of these editions provide testing capabilities. By integrating TestComplete 8 with Visual Studio 2010, you can:

    • Run TestComplete projects from MSBuild projects.
    • Run TestComplete tests as part of Microsoft Visual Studio team builds.
    • Post test results as work items in Visual Studio’s issue-tracking system directly from TestComplete’s test log.
    • Run unit tests created with Visual Studio 2010 from your TestComplete projects.

    In earlier versions of Visual Studio, you had to install TestComplete on the same machine where Microsoft Team Foundation Server was hosted and integrate TestComplete with the Server in order to run TestComplete tests from team builds. Now, there is no need to install TestComplete 8 on the computer where your Team Foundation Server 2010 is hosted. You can install TestComplete 8 on a build computer which only has Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Build Service installed and run your TestComplete tests from team builds (the Team Foundation Server 2010 may be hosted on another machine).

We hope that the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 support in TestComplete 8 will increase your Quality Assurance team’s productiveness and let you improve testing of your Visual Studio 2010 applications by using TestComplete automated tests. If you are interested in trying TestComplete 8, be sure to apply for the Beta version.


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