This blog assumes that you have a prior understand of functional testing with Coded UI Test on Windows Store. If not, please go through the introduction blog for Windows Store Apps. Here I would cover troubleshooting issues with the XamlWindow.Launch() API that has been explained in detail here.
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In VS2013 Update 2 we enhanced the Coded UI Test extensibility model to support plugins built for Windowless controls including controls in Modern Apps. These series of blogs should give an overview of the extensibility model exposed in Coded UI Test.
As part of Coded UI Test’s support for windows store apps introduced in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 as detailed in this blog , there is now playback support for touch gestures on Windows Store Apps. These gestures are only a simulation and hence one would not need to have a touch monitor to use these API’s.