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Commitment to Developing and Supporting Coded UI Tests

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  • Hi,

    The company that I work for is looking for a new solution to automate some UI testing and Coded UI Tests (CUIT) seems like it might fit what we're looking for. However we haven't really been able to find information about how committed Microsoft is to maintaining this functionality. Specifically, how long can we expect it to continue to be supported and if there are additional features being added.

    There is a span from about 2013 to 2015 where information is pretty sparse about CUIT, so before we invest the time and money on adopting CUIT, we want to be sure that it's something that will be viable down the road. If there is a resource containing this information we would very much appreciate it.

    Thanks for you're time,

    Mike

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:43 PM

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  • Hi Mike Lieske

    >>information about how committed Microsoft is to maintaining this functionality.

    According to some document about Microsoft, how long this technique will be supported is not specified. As far as I know, if a technique that Microsoft will not support, the official message will be given in advance. So you could rest assured to use it.

    >>If there is a resource containing this information we would very much appreciate it.

    Here are some documents from MSDN about CUIT, you could research this technique by following the tree structure on the left from the following link:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd286726.aspx

    Here is a good blog about how to learn CUIT, you could also follow this blog to study CUIT:

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mathew_aniyan/2013/02/18/content-index-for-coded-ui-test/

    During the process if you have some problems or doubts, you could post them to the following forum. There are many people that work for CUIT will help you resolve your issue:

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/home?forum=vstest

    Sincerely,

    Oscar


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    Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:01 AM
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