VS Team System 2008 (Orcas) Test-level Validation Rules

*       VS Team System 2008 (Orcas) has improved validation rules.

Test-level validation rules allow you to add the same rule to every request by simply clicking the Web test node and selecting Add Validation Rule. A dialog box opens select the validation rule, in the properties you can edit or add options and parameters. Click Ok and you’re done.


Reasons for using a test-level rule:

·         Errors in the server application can cause incorrect flow causing the playback of the Web test to vary from the recorded sequence

·         Validate content that must appear on every page

·         Validate that all pages conform to a specific criterion


*       VS Team System 2008 (Orcas) has improved validation rules.

Listed below are new validation rules:


·         Stop test on error

·         Search request and response

·         Add validation rule for title

·         Redirect validation

·         Provide test level validation rules

·         Expected HTTP code

·         Warning level for errors on dependents