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Fail Search or Verify Step in Visual Studio


Еlement searches or verification related tasks that pass in “Quick Execution” or inside Test Studio, fail in Visual Studio Test Explorer plug-in.

Reason: Visual Studio’s runners – testhost.exe have different built-in DPI scaling option.


1.  Go to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\2022[VS Edition]\Common7\IDE\Extensions\TestPlatform”

2.  2. Open file properties for the appropriate runner. This one is tricky since the underlying runner can be changed from within Visual Studio:


The default should be: “testhost.exe”

3.  In file properties go to “Compatibility” tab.

4.  Click “Change High DPI settings”.

5.  Force the process to use the system specified DPI:


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