You have a solution that contains several test projects in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers.
One of the projects contains an ordered test that contains tests from the other projects in the solution.
You run the ordered test in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.
You close the Visual Studio 2005 IDE, and then reopen the solution in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.
In this scenario, you may experience the following problems:
The ordered test may become invalid, and you may receive the following error message:
Non-runnable Error: cannot find the test 'test_name' with storage 'bin\debug\project_name.dll'
The ordered test may have a red line through it.
One or more of the manual tests that have the .mht extension in the ordered test may be dimmed.
Tests in the ordered test may be associated with the wrong projects.
Note A "Non-runnable Error" error usually occurs in manual tests that have the .mht extension. However, this error may also occur in other kinds of tests.
These problems occur because of a defect in the design of the ordered test.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
You must have Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
To work around these problems, follow these steps:
In the order test, remove the tests that are from the other projects in the solution.
Add the tests back to the ordered test.
Close the Visual Studio 2005 IDE, and then reopen the solution in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about ordered tests, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: