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Entering a soft-return in Test Case steps/results

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  • I've just started using MTM for a new job and in writing my first test cases with MTM I'm realizing I can't enter a soft carriage return in the Actions or Expected Results fields for Test Cases' steps.  At least not using the normal modifier+ENTER schema commonly used.  Is there some way to get a soft carriage return into these fields?

    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:36 PM

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  • Hi

    Will this help you - http://teststepseditor.codeplex.com/

    From the description on the webpage:

    Lightweight editor for Visual Studio Microsoft Test Manager 2010 test case steps. Primary purpose is to enable editing of actions / expected results with multi-line text. Press Shift + Enter to insert a break.

     

    • Marked as answer by Darguth Wednesday, June 08, 2011 6:11 PM
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:44 PM

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  • Hi

    Will this help you - http://teststepseditor.codeplex.com/

    From the description on the webpage:

    Lightweight editor for Visual Studio Microsoft Test Manager 2010 test case steps. Primary purpose is to enable editing of actions / expected results with multi-line text. Press Shift + Enter to insert a break.

     

    • Marked as answer by Darguth Wednesday, June 08, 2011 6:11 PM
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 2:44 PM
  • Thanks for the excellent recommendation.  Though it is somewhat disappointing I'll need yet another application open just to do basic formatting of my test cases :/
    Wednesday, June 08, 2011 6:11 PM
  • Bloatware!


    Regards, David
    Tuesday, November 08, 2011 6:00 AM
  • Hi Darguth,

    There are improvements in this area with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 TFS Compatibility GDR for Microsoft Test Manager, you can check out the details here http://improvingsoftwarequality.blogspot.com/2011/10/multi-line-support-for-test-steps-in.html

     

    1. Most testers have been accustomed to having multi-line support in Excel for managing their test cases.  So it's exciting that now Microsoft Test Manager supports multi-line test steps with ALT+ENTER(just like in Excel!).
    2. If you are in Microsoft Test Manager and have found that the Test Steps view is limiting, that has now changed.  Once you have Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and the GDR installed you will see that the number of Test Steps that you view at once has increased! 

     

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Anna

     

    Sr. ALM Consultant  |  Blog http://ImprovingSoftwareQuality.com


    • Proposed as answer by Anna RussoMVP Tuesday, November 08, 2011 3:45 PM
    • Edited by Anna RussoMVP Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:53 AM
    Tuesday, November 08, 2011 3:45 PM