Quick Execution

While a test is being executed do not start another instance of the same browser until the run is finished!

1.  Click the Execute button in the Quick Execution ribbon.

Test Studio

Standalone version

VS plugin

1.1   Select the execution browser. This step will be skipped if you have already set a preferred browser from the Web ribbon.

Select browser

2.  The Test Studio Test Runner launches first in a command prompt window. This calls the applicable browser or application.

Test Runner

3.  Notice the display in the lower right of your screen. It indicates the current step, includes play and pause ability, and shows additional Debug Options if you set a Breakpoint.


Note: You can turn off / on the visual debugger by pressing the Debugger button.


4.  Afterwards, test results are automatically displayed. Click View Log for more information.

View log

5.  Click Toggle Annotation button to have the browser annotate each step with a brief message and by highlighting that step's element. This will also slow the test run down by inserting a delay between steps (in milliseconds) you set from either from the drop-down menu or by entering a custom value.

Toggle Annotation

6.  Click Debugging Options icon in the Quick Execution ribbon or the Visual Studio toolbar to Customize Auto-Pause Options if errors occur.

Test Studio

Standalone version

VS plugin

7.  An easy way to change the default Timeouts for Wait on elements and Client ready.


8.  Use Base Url field if you run tests against multiple environments. Please see our BaseURL KB article for more information.


9.  Under Prefered browser you can set your preferred browser for execution and calibrate your browsers.

Prefered browser

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