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Lightweight Test Automation Framework Nov. Release

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Released: Nov 5, 2009
Updated: Nov 6, 2009 by osbornm
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The Lightweight Test Automation Framework for ASP.NET was developed and is currently used by the ASP.NET QA Team to automate regression tests for the product. It is designed to run within an ASP.NET application.

Tests can be written in any .NET Framework language. They use an API to manipulate and verify the DOM of the browser. The Lightweight Test Automation Framework supports running tests in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera.

This release contains two downloads. One download contains the source code and unit tests for the automation framework. It also includes a sample Web site that demonstrates how to use the test framework. The second download contains only the sample Web site. Use this download if you want only the compiled binaries and do not need the source code and unit tests.

You can find information on the future of the Lightweight Test Automation Framework for ASP.NET in the ASP.NET QA Roadmap and instructions on how to use the framework in the Lightweight Test Automation Framework for ASP.NET Samples Release Notes.

Reviews for this release

After a quick glance and manual kicking off the test, i found this project promising. Just want to know if it's possible to run tests automatically? which could be valuable in CI process.
by misaxi on Dec 1, 2011 at 4:38 AM
This looked ideal for me wanting to regression test existing web sites. I downloaded the files to find that the Lightweight zip file does not have the unittests project included. I looked in the sample zip file and no unittests there either .. Bit of a let down actually. Please could your unittests be included?
by mrplatypus on Aug 4, 2010 at 2:51 PM
An automated test framework is an important addition to ASP.NET web forms.
by TATWORTH on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:02 AM
I am using NexusLight in my own project ( and the the tool is really great to test custom .NET controls. What I am missing, is that there is no way to get into the System.Web.UIPage or the HttpContext from within a test.
by michalwozniak on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:34 AM