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Assume that you have a computer in which Windows Internet Explorer 9 or Internet Explorer 10 together with KB 2870699 is installed. When you try to perform a coded UI test or an action recording on the computer, the attempt is unsuccessful, and you encounter one or both of the following issues:

  • Issue 1

    When you navigate to a new page and perform an action while you record a coded UI test in Internet Explorer, the action is not recorded, and you receive the following error message:

    The following element is no longer available: IE web control; Process Id [xxxx], window handle [yyyy].

  • Issue 2

    When you play back a coded UI test (typically after page navigation), the test fails and returns a Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITest.Extension.FailedToPerformActionOnHiddenControlException exception.

Note This update also includes the update that is described in KB 2813041.


Hotfix information

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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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 Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


To install this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are not being used at the time of installation. We recommend that you close all Visual Studio 2010-related components before you install the hotfix.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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