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Does VSTS 2008 supports Flash? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My web page is developed using Flash. I have created the web test and try to run the web test. While that test is running, the pages based on the flash is not displayed in the output window.

     

    Can anyone let me know your views on this?
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:31 AM

Answers

  • If the ultimate goal is load testing, I think you still have the right tool in that with load testing you are focused on testing the web server(s) under load so all you are worried about is generating the HTTP traffic.

    If you want to do UI testsing, the new (VS 2010) Microsoft Test Manager or coded UI tests would be a good choice for a UI testing tool with regards to a web app and javascript. 

    As far as testing a web page with flash, Microsoft Test Manager may still work for you but you will probably need to manually validate the correct stream is being loaded and do all flash interaction manually as per this site flash is still not supported.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx

    VS 2010 is highly extensible so it wouldn't surprise me if a third party developed a plugin for flash support.


    Tim
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:11 PM
  • Hello,

    If you do not care the client work but the right http request and response, web performance test still works for you, besides, you could also add extraction rule to verify whether the response match what you expect.


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    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:14 AM
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All replies

  • yes and no. Flash is a client side component that works via a plugin (like silverlight).  You can use the web test recorder to capture http traffic.  This would include the swf binary stream (or whatever stream type you have).  You wouldn't be able to vlaidate any of the client-side UI elements within flash.  You would be limited to validating any html elements on the page and whatever (html) is aviailable in the object tag.  The browser preview in the Web test result viewer does not run java script nor host plugins, which is by design, so it does not look correct. Even if it looks like the page failed, in fact at the HTTP layer it is correct.
    Tim
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:25 AM
  • Thanks  for your reply........

     

    Can you please suggest a tool which could support java script and flash based web application testing ?

    Orelse Is there any other possibility to make VSTS to support jave script ?

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:34 AM
  • If the ultimate goal is load testing, I think you still have the right tool in that with load testing you are focused on testing the web server(s) under load so all you are worried about is generating the HTTP traffic.

    If you want to do UI testsing, the new (VS 2010) Microsoft Test Manager or coded UI tests would be a good choice for a UI testing tool with regards to a web app and javascript. 

    As far as testing a web page with flash, Microsoft Test Manager may still work for you but you will probably need to manually validate the correct stream is being loaded and do all flash interaction manually as per this site flash is still not supported.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380742.aspx

    VS 2010 is highly extensible so it wouldn't surprise me if a third party developed a plugin for flash support.


    Tim
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:11 PM
  • Hello,

    If you do not care the client work but the right http request and response, web performance test still works for you, besides, you could also add extraction rule to verify whether the response match what you expect.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:14 AM
    Moderator