Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Debugger not hitting any breakpoints on new 8.1 boxes

I have had a few 8.1 dev boxes where the debugger just wouldn't hit any breakpoints.

The cause is this related to this setting in Visual Studio:

On the new boxes where I have had the problem "Only specified modules" was active, but no modules were specified. You can change this to "All modules, unless excluded" or figure out precisely which modules add.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Where does the DefaultConfig.xml origin from?

In the DefaultConfig.xml file located under C:\Users\[user]\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Settings you can change all sorts of settings for how Visual Studio works with Dynamics.

I needed to change something in this file on a local VM today. But the file kept being overwritten whenever I started Visual Studio again. So where did it originate from?

Google didn't have an answer. Ievgen Miroshnikov has though, but his article was just not very Google friendly along the terms of my query.

So I'm basically just able to repeat what Ievgen already has stated: The file originates from \AosService\PackagesLocalDirectory\Bin\DynamicsDevConfig.xml

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Team Manager license and the Regression Suite Automation Tool

You'll need a Test Manager license to create and maintain test plans (add or remove tests).

Test Manager is included in Visual Studio Enterprise and Visual Studio Test Professional. You can see pricing here:

Alternatively you can buy a Test Manager license as a standalone SKU. You can find pricing here:

Without the license you can still:
  • Create a new task recording, upload it to BPM and get it synchronized to Azure DevOps as a test.
  • Load the test plan into the Regression Suite Automation Tool, run the tests and investigate test results in Azure DevOps.
  • Update the tests with the artifacts generated by the tool. 

If you create a new test, and you don't have the license, you'll need someone with a license to add the test to a test plan.

Read more about the tool here:

You can down the installer and the manual here: