Steps Pane Overview

The Steps pane provides useful options to reorder and edit the steps. You could also set different settings for the Test Studio Dev Quick Execution.

Step Pane

The steps are listed in the order they will be executed for the current test run. Below is a list with description for the available options to modify and reorder steps.

Feature What to be used for
Move Step Down Move Step Down - Move the selected step(s) down one in the sequence
Move Step Up Move Step Up - Move the selected step(s) up one in the sequence
Undo Undo - Restore a step you just deleted or changed to its previous state and location
Redo Redo - Reapply the edit that was undone with the Undo button
Step Marker Step Marker - Set the step marker to denote where to insert newly recorded/added steps
Step Order Step Order - The step's place in the test sequence
Enabled Checkbox Enabled Checkbox - Whether the step will run during execution
Breakpoint Breakpoint - Indicates whether the test will pause at that step and show Debug Options. (This is not applicable when set in a test inserted as Test as Step. Use the Execution > Pause Test Step Property instead)
Continue on Failure Continue on Failure - Indicates whether the test will stop if that step detects a failure
Step Type Step Type - Represents the type of step: Action, Verification, Coded, etc.
Description Description - The default description given to the step by Test Studio
Edit Custom Description Edit Custom Description - Alter the default step description
Show Inline Editor Show Inline Editor - Edit some of the step properties
Delete Delete - Removes the step from the test
Step Type Filter Step Type Filter - Filter test steps by type

The available options related to test execution in the Step pane are listed below with short description.

Feature What to be used for
Record Test Record Button - Start recording a test
Execute Test Execute Button - Start executing a test
Silverlight Configure Silverlight Out-Of-Browser - Configure the test to run against a Silverlight application
Debugger Debugger - Whether to display the visual debugger during test execution
Debugger Options Debugger Options - When the debugger to pause the test execution
Use Annotations Use Annotations - Turn on/off the annotations during test execution and the time (in miliseconds) to show the annotation
Quick Wxwcution Options Quick Execution Options - Timeouts to set for the quick execution
Generate Unit Test Generate Unit Test
Data Sources Data Sources - Manage the data sources for data driven testing approach
Add Code Behind Add Code Behind - Creates a code behind file for this test or opens the existing one
Code Preview Code Preview - Displays the code for all steps in test
Recapture Storyboard Recapture Storyboard - Recaptures new screenshots for the storyboard view of test
Test Properties Test Properties - Displays the test properties
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