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I am using Coded UI in VSTS 2013 for creating automated tests using Coded UI Test Builder. I am able to create tests successfully but not able to view their result files. I found that there is a folder TestResults at the project location but it contains only images. I am not able to find the .trx files for the test results.

Also, I tried using the below settings for saving the result files to a different location, this works but as soon as the test case execution is over, test result folders created at this location disappears. In addition to it I am not able to find anything related to this execution in the Test Results window, only Test Explorer window shows the progress and execution result.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RunSettings>
  <RunConfiguration>
    <ResultsDirectory>C:\Dhiman\CUITTestResults</ResultsDirectory>
  </RunConfiguration>
</RunSettings>

I have used the following links for the reference

https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/jj635153.aspx

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14754354/vs2012-unit-tests-how-to-change-the-location-of-the-testresults-folder

I need the .trx files so that I can create HTML report from them using the trx2html application.

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I run my Coded UI tests from the commandline with /Logger:trx this generates a .trx file

vstest.console.exe "MyApp\Debug\MyApp.CodedUI.Test.dll" /tests:TestCase1,TestCase2 /Logger:trx

You find the vstest.console.exe in your VS directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\

  • I tried the same and getting this error "Error: An exception occurred while invoking executor 'executor://mstestadapter/v 1': Access to the path 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\ID E\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\TestResults\Deploy_adhiman 2015-11-23 11 _59_39' is denied.". I don't have administrators right, Do I need to have those for running it? – Dhiman Nov 23 '15 at 17:07
  • Not really just add the TestWindow directory to your path and run the vstest.console.exe from the source directory or any other directory you have write access in – Niels van Reijmersdal Nov 23 '15 at 18:42
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    It worked for me but I changed your solution a bit, I used .runsettings file and provided the path of the test results in that file. This path was the one where I have write permissions. But at last your solution solved my issue. – Dhiman Nov 30 '15 at 15:53
  • So there's no way to generate the .TRX programmaticaly? Man... – FDM May 17 '16 at 12:57
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As far as I know, we couldn’t get the .trx file when we run the coded UI test in the VS 2012 IDE now, one solution is that you could run it in command line eg.

MSTest /testmetadata:Bank.vsmdi /resultsfile:BanktestResults.trx

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