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JavaScript/Native Interop Debugging in Visual Studio 2013

Hello, I am Patrick Nelson, a developer on the Visual Studio Debugger Team. Authoring apps that are using more than one language is not uncommon these days. For example, some developers prefer one language for the UI layer but use another language (or reuse components in another language) for their business logic. When debugging such apps, ...

Seeing function return values in the Visual Studio 2013 debugger

You asked, and we have listened. Seeing return values for functions is something that many .NET developers wanted, and voted heavily for on the Visual Studio uservoice site. This feature exists already for C++ code and the good news is that with the latest version of Visual Studio, it’s here and you’ll be able to use it for your .NET code ...

Visual Studio 2013 Preview: Git version control and Team Foundation Build

I'm here today (and trying real hard to not be jealous of those of you reading this from beautiful San Francisco) to share some new information about version control and Team Foundation Build (TFBuild) in Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Version control I doubt many of you are surprised to hear that one of our big investments for...

Load testing with Team Foundation Service – Launching Preview and Early Adoption Program

As announced with Visual Studio 2013 launch, cloud based load testing with Visual studio Online is in Commercial Preview. This is open to all Visual Studio Online users. You can read more about it here.Getting Started links  Usage limits and Early Adoption ProgramAll users of Team Foundation Service will be able to run load tests on ...

Using Coded UI to test XAML-based Windows Store apps

In the last few months since Windows 8 RTM’ed, we have seen the number of apps on the Windows Store grow significantly. There are several different aspects to shipping a great app to the Store. One of these is testing your app to ensure that the bugs are flushed out and you have automated tests in place to ensure that you can make regression...

Using Visual Studio 2013 to Diagnose .NET Memory Issues in Production

Update: Note this post has been updated for Visual Studio 2013 RTM and is the first of a two-part series.  In the screenshots and examples Just My Code and Collapse Small Objects are disabled as covered in part 2.  It is recommended that you read this post before reading part 2. One of the issues that frequently affects .NET applications ...

Why does Visual Studio 2013 display “Visual Studio 2010” in the Test settings dialog

Had a question come up today on one of the distribution lists:   Why does the Data and Diagnostics adapter reference Visual Studio 2010 even in Visual Studio 2013?   Turns out this dialogue is trying to convey that this is the old way or the “Visual Studio 2010” way of static code coverage where users need to ...

Part 3: Unit testing with Traits and code coverage in Visual Studio 2012 using the TFS Build – and the new NuGet adapter approach

The Unit Testing series by one of the ALM MVPs Terje Sandstrom has been some of the highest read posts on the ALM blog…In this post he shows how to easily provide unit Test Adapters from NuGet. Thanks for the Great Post Terje!   ********************************************************** This is the 3rd post in a series on Unit ...

Microsoft Test Manager: Customization of test result fields and marking test results as NA

As part of the MTM enhancements in the  Visual Studio Update 2, we introduced a feature to customize the test result analysis fields like 'Resolution' and 'Failure type'. Different projects may have different reporting needs and this feature lets you do just that. You can customize the values that appear in these fields based on your ...

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