Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Web Tests in Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 has a set of tools and functionality that will help the application development needs of today's large scale applications. It introduced a brand new set of tools for web and load testing. A load test of a Web application might span multiple machines and simulate tens of thousands of users, but at its heart it is a collection of Web tests.

Visual Studio 2005 enables web testing and makes it easy for the developer without writing any code. A Web test simulates how an end user might interact with a Web application. Typically, you create Web test by recording HTTP requests using the Web Test Recorder in a browser session, but you can also build Web tests manually using the Web Test Editor.

Recording a Web Test

Create a new Web test in Visual Studio. The Web test launches Internet Explorer, activating the integrated Web Test Recorder. Test recorder is used to record the actions you perform while you browse a Web site. The Web Test Recorder does not capture traffic sent between the client and server. This type of tool is sometimes called proxy recorder.

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