Web Performance Test Results Viewer Overview
The Web Performance Test Results Viewer is the primary tool for running Web performance tests. You can use the Web Performance Test Results Viewer to verify that a Web performance test is working correctly, and to debug it.
By using the two panes in the Web Performance Test Results Viewer window, you can see the details of each request in your Web performance test and the resulting response to those requests. In the top pane, a tree view grid displays nested dependent requests under the top level request. Page redirects are also displayed in the tree view grid.
To change a Web performance test, use the Web Performance Test Editor. For more information, see How to: Edit an Existing Web Performance Test Using the Web Performance Test Editor and Web Performance Test Editor Overview.
The top pane of the Web Performance Test Results Viewer displays the following columns.
Displays the HTTP request that you recorded in your test. The icon next to the request indicates whether the request passed or failed after it was completed.
Indicates the status of the request during the test run. All requests start as Not yet submitted. The status is updated as the test runs. At the end of the test, the status of the request is typically OK.
The time listed under Total Time represents the following:
Displays the total time of the response from the Web server after the completion of an individual request. This time excludes the time used by dependent requests.
Displays the size of the request.
Displays the size of the response to the request after completion.
The bottom pane of the Web Performance Test Results Viewer contains the following five tabbed pages:
Displays the rendered page returned from the current HTTP request.
Displays the contents of the current HTTP request, in two views, graphical and raw data. You can switch between the two views by selecting or clearing the Show raw data check box.
The raw-data view shows the bytes that were sent to the server, displayed in header and body sections.
The graphical view shows a more readable representation of the request, organized as a tree view that has the nodes Headers, Cookies, QueryString Parameters, and Form Post Parameters.
Displays the HTTP response received as a reply to the current HTTP request.
Displays the collection of contexts for a Web performance test. The context collection is a set of name and value pairs that contains important information persisted during a Web performance test.
Displays specific details about the currently displayed Web page, including any validation and extraction rules you have applied and their results.