Creating Custom Test Types in Visual Studio Team System
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System includes a new integrated test environment that lets you manage, run, and track tests in Visual Studio. Team System provides a set of built-in test types that let you run a variety of tests. Members of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program can integrate new tools into the test environment by using the same extensibility framework that Microsoft used to develop the built-in test types. By using this framework, partners can develop entirely new, fully integrated test types.
This section introduces the Test Type Extensibility Framework and describes how to use it to create and integrate custom test tools into the Visual Studio test platform. You will benefit the most from this content if you have some familiarity with the test environment of Visual Studio 2005 Team System and with the general VSIP package interfaces. For an introduction to VSIP, see Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) Program Overview.
These topics are accompanied by a sample. For more information, see Visual Studio Team Edition for Testers.