Let me start by saying that currently I am not using the record and playback features of Coded UI, nor am I using the UIMap features. I am trying to speed up the performance of my Coded UI tests (specifically finding the controls) and I had the idea of saving the controls to a XML file to use later (that way I am only searching through the controls that I need instead of the controls on the window).
Serialization is something that I came across in the past (but never used). My overall idea is that I can find the controls, serialize them to an XML file, then de-serialize them on every run after that, hopefully making it so that I can only need to search through a limited amount of controls (in a faster manner).
Any assistance would be helpful.