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  1. Help me know I should not be looking at XML
  2. Help me figure out that the 10 actions do
  3. Help me understand what action will do before I click an 'Add' button
  4. Telerik Web Test - Complete the Telerik menu
  5. Telerik Web Test - Bold the default
  6. Telerik WPF Test - Help me know it will delete all (little one)
  7. Telerik WPF Test - Help me know other WPF apps I have installed
  8. Help me know the progress of the run (aka where it is up to) in the grid
  9. Change the code icon to the VB code
  10. Help me have a better out of the box experience
  11. Improve Branding in Chrome
  12. Open side by side (so you can see the steps as you record)
  13. Run the tests in the same order
  14. Help me have Image Verification work on first attempt
  15. Telerik Tests - Help menu
  16. Improve the 'Debug' Popup Window
  17. When you click the DOM explorer nothing happenes
  18. Help me insert a manual step - give me another action 'Insert Manual Step'
  19. Help me know I have hooked up databinding
  20. Add some nice Telerik Branding
  21. Help me know where my drag actions (inside an IF) are going
  22. Help me use Right click for menu (not to save)
  23. Help me read the links as they appear on the page
  24. Help me find Delete faster
  25. Help | About missing
  26. Tooltips needed on dragging
  27. Move the 'Log' hyperlink to be more logic spot (based on order of the actual sequence)
  28. Help me (when I am recording) know what I just did, highlight what I just added
  29. Telerik Tests - start recording
  30. BUG - cant copy the text
  31. Little one - more readable for entering text
  32. Help me (when I am recording) know what I just did, highlight what I just added
  33. Great Idea - Auto generated training documentation!!!
  34. Web Tests – Add Right Click 'Ignore these'
  1. Help me know I should not be looking at XML

    Add a XML comment e.g.
          <!-- To view this in a GUI use 'Telerik Test Studio Developer Edition' -->
          <!-- -->

    PS: I hate having 2 test products from Telerik to choose to install. I want a smaller/cheaper one and the larger/everything one
           I like working from an exe (and from VS secondary)
          This is why I choose to install the wrong one.

    There is an editor to install.
    Figure: Tell me there is an editor to install
  2. Help me figure out that the 10 actions do

    I can't quickly figure out that these 10 options do.

    The info appears when you hover over the options.
    Figure: I want to hover over each option and see more info - See example on the web page below http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/events/Scrum-Training-Course.aspx

    I strongly believe if the team adds a decent sized image, it will make a world of difference. especially to the first experience when you really don't know what to do.

  3. Help me understand what action will do before I click an 'Add' button

    A great experience.
    Figure: This was a great experience
    1. Change "OK" to "Add"
    2. Add this UI to the first one "Project Elements" then I would have known what it was doing
    3. Consider it for all 10 actions on the upside down iPhone!
  4. Telerik Web Test - Complete the Telerik menu

    Complete Menu
    Figure: These 2 should be on the Telerik menu (and I would get rid of that toolbar)
  5. Telerik Web Test - Bold the default

    Bold option
    Figure: one of these 3 should be bold - I believe it should be the 2nd one 'Launch new Recording Browser'
  6. Telerik WPF Test - Help me know it will delete all (little one)

    I am a goose, I thought it was going to delete 1.

    Either change

    • "all" to "*all*", or
    • "all" to "all 4"
    Mention the No.
    Figure: I would like it to mention the number of records to be deleted
  7. Telerik WPF Test - Help me know other WPF apps I have installed

    I think it is cool that you tell me other running WPF apps.
    I would love a button "Find other installed WPF apps you have"\

    WPF Apps against Telerik
    Figure: I would like to know other WPF apps I can use Telerik Test against
  8. Help me know the progress of the run (aka where it is up to) in the grid

    Add the tick or cross in the VS window as the test is executing

    Add green icons to the tests
    Figure: Can you add a green icon 'Pass' as each test is passed. Ideally use the same icons as Microsoft Test Manager
  9. Change the code icon to the VB code

    Change the code icon
    Figure: Change the code icon to the VB code + use the icon on the dialog
  10. Help me have a better out of the box experience

    Demoing Teleriks Work Item Manager *is easy*

    Just create a new TFS Team Project in VS.NET and show this stuff
    http://www.telerik.com/products/tfsmanager-and-tfsdashboard/tfs-work-item-manager-features.aspx

    However, demoing their Project Portal is *not* easy.

    Anyone got any tips (or word scripts) that you follow (after creating a team project). That shows you what data (code to add, Builds to add etc) to enter, so you can explain all the bits that the Telerik Project Portal will show

    Project portal issue
    Figure: The Project Portal does not look so create on a brand new TFS 2010 Team Project
    Project Configuration Issue
    Figure: Out of the box experience doesn't have the 'Code Churn' and 'Code Coverage' setup

    PS: I wish TFS had an option "Create a sample Northwind Team Project "

  11. Improve Branding in Chrome

    Mention Telerik in WebUI name
    Figure: Bad example – add "Telerik" to the WebUI name
    The vendor's name has been mentioned.
    Figure: Good example - In Firefox 4, I see where these Testing Frameworks come from - since "Telerik" is mentioned
  12. Open side by side (so you can see the steps as you record)

    This is more consistent with CodedUI tests (but a little different).

    Open side by side like this
    Figure:Open side by side like this (both windows are restored and 3/4 screen size)
  13. Run the tests in the same order

    run the test in the same order
    Figure:Run the tests in the same order
  14. Help me have Image Verification work on first attempt

    Here is the default experience:

    record an Image Verification verification
    Figure: I record an "Image Verification" verification
    run an Image Verification verification
    Figure: I run it

    Image verification failed. Image difference is '40.86%' which is more than the allowed error tolerance of ' 1.00%'.

    Image verification failed. Image difference is '40.86%' which is more than the allowed error tolerance of '1.00%'.
    Figure: I get an error of 40%
    Image Verification error
    Figure: I see defails of the error... I think...mmmm maybe the images are different because it was not in full screen

    Suggestion 1

    Image verification failed. Image difference is '40.86%' which is more than the allowed error tolerance of '1.00%'.

    More Information:

    Check the test ran in Full Screen

    Image verification failed. Image difference is '40.86%' which is more than the allowed error tolerance of '1.00%'.

    More Information:
    Check the test ran in Full Screen
    Figure: Improve the error to have this 'More Information'

    Suggestion 2

    Image Verification More Info
    Figure: When you run 'Quick Execute' always put it in full screen
  15. Telerik Tests - Help menu

    Do I have any complaint about their Help menu?
    If so please action
    If not please tell me to give you the text because it does not have the version (amazing)

    Missing version number
    Figure: Missing version number
  16. Improve the 'Debug' Popup Window

    2 little things could help give a nicer experience:

    • There are 3 buttons are disabled here. It is not clear enough
    • Add a "Stop" button. I desire to hit a "Stop" button, so I can add an extra step. I am confused if there is a reason I can't do this.
     How may disabled button are here?
    Figure: How may disabled button are here?
  17. When you click the DOM explorer nothing happenes

    1. When you click the DOM explorer icon, open the right hand nav bar.
    2. Explain why it is useful. Change the hover text from
      "Locate in DOM explorer"
      to
      "Locate in DOM explorer. This is useful to see the parent or child controls for example xxxxxx"
    3. Add the same DOM icon - over onto the right navigation title bar - so you have some visual association.
    Result of clicking the dom
    Figure: Clicking the DOM explorer icon does nothing (when the right nav is closed)
  18. Help me insert a manual step - give me another action 'Insert Manual Step'

    Insert manual step
    Figure: Give me another action 'insert manual step'
    No need go back
    Figure:So I don't need to go back to Test Studio

    PS: Also help me know how cool 'manual steps' are
    Add some tooltip text that talks about what a great feature this is. E.g.

    Manual Steps are very useful to enable Developers and Testers to work together during a sprint.
    The goal of a successful sprint (if you are doing Scrum) is to have the sprint fully tested by the end of the sprint.

    Normally this is hard, but not with 'Manual Steps'.

    Insert a 'Manual Step' to enable you to have a tests for incomplete User Stories.
    Say you have the major items complete, such as the first and last part of the User story is working (but something is missing in the middle - eg. the status field needs to be manually set) then insert a 'Manual Test' with text such as:
    'Now manually update the status field. Joe will be making this automatic later.'

  19. Help me know I have hooked up databinding

    Struck through the text
    Figure: Make the text struck through when data binding is successfully hooked up (I was incorrectly assuming I had not hooked it up)
  20. Add some nice Telerik Branding

    Add sth. more and branding + logo
    Figure: Add "Please wait" Add Green Telerik Branding + Logo

    Then after we connect it looks like:

    Remove the over powering text
    Figure: Add Green Telerik Branding + Logo... remove the bold on the 5 arrow text (it is over powering)
  21. Help me know where my drag actions (inside an IF) are going

    When I drag it into the IF

    1. I want you to pop a dialog telling me the 3 different options
      • put it *before* the IF
      • put it *inside* the IF
      • put it *after* the IF
      4 options
      Figure: This example from Excel lets the user know there is 4 options
    2. After selecting OK
      I want to see the current line selected like this (I thought I lost it)
      After daraging experience
      Figure: This is the experience I should get after dragging
  22. Help me use Right click for menu (not to save)

    Right click menu with copy
    Figure: When I right click it saves! When I right click now, please give me a right click menu with 'Copy'
  23. Help me read the links as they appear on the page

    I like to read the actual link text.
    Figure: I would to read the actual link text e.g. Click 'NonSprite' link
    Indication tasks
    Figure: Also include some text to indicate where you found the name X0NonSpriteNonSpriteLink - I looked in the 'Original Source' and it was not there
  24. Help me find Delete faster

    Black cross
    Figure: Use the normal black cross in both places
    Icon missing
    Figure: This is the icon most tester would recognize
  25. Help | About missing

    I was looking for the version number – I expect to see Help | About

    1. Maybe in your case change "Manage" to "About and Licences"
    2. Make title bar consistent eg. Change “Licence Management” to "About and Licences"
    Icon missing
    Figure: I don't expect to click "Manage" to find the About dialog
  26. Tooltips needed on dragging

    Icon missing
    Figure: I like the drag feature... but need tooltips explaining each on (on hover)
  27. Move the 'Log' hyperlink to be more logic spot (based on order of the actual sequence)

    I like finishing a demo of telerik tests, with showing the log... It has the time taken... and is a nice thing for a tester to send in their 'done' email.

    In addition the Storyboard report is too hidden.

    Here is my suggestion to improve it:

    Move Log Link
    Figure: Move it to the last record with this text "Success - 9 seconds - 4/4 passed - View Log or View Storyboard (HTML)"

    Note: If you don't like this suggestion, then just move the 'Log' link over to the left, to be next to the 'executed.' Word.

  28. Help me (when I am recording) know what I just did, highlight what I just added

    For example here I added a 'verify textcontent?' Action
    It would be great if it would highlight it in the 'steps' grid

    Highlight changes
    Figure: When I do an action, can you select it like the above (it would help learning)
  29. Telerik Tests - start recording

    When I add a test I expect it to start recording.
    This is consistent with Web Tests (but I admit not with CodedUI tests)

    Unwanted manipulate
    Figure: I should not have to click "Record" after creating a new Telerik Test
  30. BUG - cant copy the text

    Do you guys make a test to fix this bug :-)

    bug
    Figure: BUG - I want to copy and Paste to Word
  31. Little one - more readable for entering text

    Please make it more readable.
    Figure: This feels backwards

    It would read better if you changed it to
        Enter text 'adam' in 'PlaceHolderSearchAreaS3031AEBBInputKeywordText'

  32. Help me (when I am recording) know what I just did, highlight what I just added

    For example here I added a 'verify textcontent...' Action
    It would be great if it would highlight it in the 'steps' grid

    Highlight the action I just did.
    Figure: When I do an action, can you select it like the above (it would help learning)
  33. Great Idea - Auto generated training documentation!!!

    One of the problems software teams hate doing is writing end user documentation.

    Add this functionality and you have a shortcut way to do this.

    • Create a word doc or upload to a wiki
    • Add a button “Create Training.docx” or “Upload Training"
    • Allow customized notes to be added
    Add functionality to create user documentation screen
    Figure: Add functionality to create user documentation

    More Information

    The 'Export Storyboard as HTML Documentation' does part of what they want, but it is not ready for the User without editing.

    This is an example of it when recording CRM2011... before you hit images:

    Steps

    1. Navigate to : 'https://ssw.crm.ssw.com.au''
    2. Navigate to : 'https://ssw.crm.ssw.com.au '
    3. Handle 'Logon' dialog.
    4. Navigate to : 'http://ssw.crm.ssw.com.au/'
    5. Navigate to : 'https://ssw.crm.ssw.com.au/main.aspx'
    6. Click 'ContactsNobrTag'
    Figure: This is not ready for the End User without editing

    Basically they want:

    • Another text field on each test step called 'User Documentation'
    • Even better would be another view called 'Documentation' that had the images (like the StoryBoard view) + the 'User Documentation'
    • Ready for the user and re-generated in the Build process
    • An option to create a Wiki instead of the .html file

    For a possible example, see http://www.ssw.com.au/ssw/codeauditor/UserGuide.aspx (Start at Step 3)

  34. Web Tests – Add Right Click 'Ignore these'

    When recording SharePoint 2010 pages you get a lot of noisy pages (that is just junk to look at).

    TFS Tests - reduce noise
    Figure: Reduce Noise… Add right click menu that would hide all these

Acknowledgments

Adam Cogan