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Test Studio Plugin Not Available in Visual Studio


I have installed Test Studio successfully along with the Visual Studio plugin. When I try to create a project in Visual Studio there are no Test Studio project templates to use. When I'm searching the Telerik menu in Visual Studio there is no sub-menu for Test Studio.


In some occasions the extensions for Test Studio plugin, or some of them, do not get installed successfully during the overall product installation. Open the Visual Studio Extensions->Manage Extensions menu to check what Test Studio extensions are listed.

The below image demoes all Test Studio extensions when these are successfully added.

Test Studio extensions in Visual Studio

Depending on what extensions you see in your Visual Studio, you can proceed with manual installation of the missing components. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open a File Explorer and navigate to the Test Studio installation folder - C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\Test Studio.
  2. Locate the subfolder with the version of Visual Studio you use - it contains the VSIX packages which install the Test Studio extensions for the respective Visual Studio version.
  3. Run these one by one in the order the files are listed - Common Package, Testing Framework, Test Adapter, Templates, TestStudioVSIP.
    Note: You can skip any of the packages if it is already available in the Extensions->Manage Extensions list.
  4. Install the VSIX packages by double clicking each of them to trigger the VSIX installer UI and follow the wizard directions.
    Note: In case there is something to prevent the extension installation, you can see more details from the VSIX installer UI.
  5. If the installation for any package fails, collect the log from the failing VSIX Installer. It can be found under the current user's %temp% folder and you can recognize it by its name - it is something like dd_VSIXInstaller_[GUID].log. Send the log to the product team for further analysis via a support ticket.
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