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Tip: Change screenshot settings in Microsoft Test Manager

19 Nov

Problem

I was never really happy when I had to snip screenshots that were taken during testing. I always wished to have this functionality available straight away. So I started to look around Microsoft Test Manager for a setting that would allow me to use my favorite tool for making screenshots. Here’s the solution.

Solution

When in Microsoft Test Manager follow the steps from Figure 1 to start Exploratory Testing. Wait for testing to start. Continue with step from Figure 2 to open settings.

Microsoft Test Manager - Exploratory TestingFigure 1: Test Manager Exploratory Testing

Microsoft Test Manager - Testing Window Started

Figure 2: Test Manager in Docked mode

If you followed the procedure described above you should see the exact screen as on Figure 3. As you can see there’s a section for screenshot settings. Press the Browse button and select a path to your favorite tool.
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Microsft Test Manager - SettingsFigure 3: Microsoft Test Manager settings

 

Microsoft Feedback Client

The procedure is almost the same so there’s no need for additional explanation. Just look at figures bellow and you’ll see that’s even more straightforward than MTM.

Microsoft Feedback Clinet - Main Window
Figure 5: Microsoft Feedback Client

Microsoft Feedback Clinet - Settings
Figure 6: Microsoft Feedback Client – Settings

Tools

If you don’t already own a good tool for making screenshots you should try one of the following tools:

  • WinSnap (easy to use, but powerful tool)
  • SnagIt (advanced tool capable of nearly everything)
  • SnippingTool – due to unknown reasons you can’t use a built-in SnippingTool.
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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio

 

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