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Creating and Editing Load Tests

You can create a test project and add load tests to your test project. Load tests can contain both unit tests and Web performance tests. The main purpose of a load test is to simulate many users accessing a server at the same time. A load test gives you access to application stress and performance data. A load test can be configured to emulate various load conditions such as user loads and network types. A new load test is created by using the New Load Test Wizard, in which you specify the initial settings for your load test. Initial settings including a scenario, counter sets, and a run setting.

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Create a new load test: You can use the New Load Test Wizard in Visual Studio Ultimate to create load tests for testing stress and performance on your application.

Edit an existing load test: After a load test has been created using the New Load Test Wizard, you can modify and configure various settings and properties using the Load Test Editor.

Load testing with coded UI tests: You can create load tests that include coded UI tests as performance tests. This is useful under very specific circumstances, because coded UI tests enable you to capture performance at the UI layer.

Configuring Load Test Run Settings

Run settings are a set of properties that influence the way a load test runs. Run settings are organized by categories in the Properties window.

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