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Working with Manual Tests

A manual test is a test performed by a human being. A manual test is usually captured in a text document or a Microsoft Word document that lists the steps. It is the only non-automated test type. Use manual tests when other test types, such as unit tests or Web tests, would be too difficult or impossible to create or run. For more information, see Manual Tests Overview.

In This Section

Manual Tests Overview

Discusses the uses of manual tests and describes how to use a manual test to obtain code coverage information.

How to: Create a Manual Test

Describes how to use the Team System testing tools to create a manual test in text format or Microsoft Word format.

How to: Run a Manual Test

Describes how to start a manual test run, optionally record comments as the test is running, and set a test result.

Walkthrough: Creating and Running a Manual Test

Leads you through the steps to add a test project and a manual test to your solution, author the manual test, and run it.

Related Sections

Working with Generic Tests

Describes how to create and run generic tests. Generic tests wrap external programs and tests that were not originally developed for use in the Team System testing tools.

Working with Ordered Tests

Describes how to create ordered tests, which contain other tests that are meant to be run in a specified order.

Working with Unit Tests

Provides links to topics that describe unit tests and how to create them.

Working with Load Tests

Describes the uses of load tests, how to edit and run them, how to collect and store load test performance data, and how to analyze load test runs.

Working with Web Tests

Describes how to create, edit, run, and view Web tests.