Executing Test Case Without Test Runner RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    Is it possible to mark test cases as pass or fail without using the test runner?

    Monday, August 1, 2011 7:03 PM


All replies

  • Depends on how you define without using the test runner. I assume you dont want to by a licens for MTM ?

    In such case, No, there is no Non Test Manager out of tbe box solution from Microsoft to run/pass/fail test cases. You could use the TFS API to create testresults to testcases, or look for a 3:rd party tool or product like SELA Web Test Manager (



    Monday, August 1, 2011 7:39 PM
  • I actually have the licenses.  The problem is that using the test running takes time to start, uses system resources, and can have a lag when accessing across many time zones.  I was looking for a quick way to make tests passed or failed.
    Monday, August 1, 2011 9:17 PM
  • OK, as far as I know you have to do some codeing using the tfs api to quickly mark tests passed or failed. You will find some code exaple at this location

    By the way, If MTM is slow in starting test runner, have you installed SP1 and rollup bugfixes ? Have you moditored/verified TFS Server performance ?
    If TFS Server has performance issues or you dont have the latest SP/bugfix for MTM, you can expiriens MTM to be really slow in some operations (like starting test runner)

    Monday, August 1, 2011 11:00 PM