An update is available for Visual Studio 2010 that fixes coded UI test issues on Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 10


This article describes a General Distribution Release (GDR) update for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that fixes several coded UI tests issues.

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Issues that this update resolves

Issue 1

You experience the following symptoms when you run a coded UI test if hotfix 2736182 is installed on the computer:
  • When you play back tests on Windows Internet Explorer 7, a FailedToPerformActionOnHiddenControlException exception occurs. This occurs because controls are recognized incorrectly as hidden controls.
  • When you view the properties of UI controls by dragging the cross-hair tool onto a control or by using the Win+I keyboard shortcut, the coded UI test builder cannot recognize the control.

Issue 2

Coded UI tests on Internet Explorer 10 may playback incorrectly on Combo Box and List Box controls. Therefore, the UI controls unexpectedly select incorrect values.


Update information

Microsoft Update

This update is available from Microsoft Update.

Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Download the Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2813041) package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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To apply this update, you must have Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install the update if the affected files are not being used. We recommend that you exit all Visual Studio 2010-related components before you install the update.

File information


For more information about the hotfix 2736182, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2736182 A GDR update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is available to add compatibility support for Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8

Article ID: 2813041 - Last Review: Apr 8, 2013 - Revision: 1