April 12, 2012 3:04 PM
by Ed Blankenship
I’m absolutely a fan of SnagIt. It has a low cost and works super well for what it does! If you want to use SnagIt with Microsoft Test Manager and the new Feedback Client for Visual Studio “11” and Team Foundation Server “11” then you are in luck! By default, they both use MSPaint for editing screenshots but if you have SnagIt, you definitely want to use something more powerful to help you provide even better screenshots.
This one is easy. You’ll want to open up the client (even if you aren’t currently giving feedback) and then click the little gear icon at the top.
Next, you’ll want to provide the path to the SnagIt Editor and then provide the command-line arguments which is just the filename placeholder for the screenshot. If you don’t enable the checkbox for automatically opening the screenshot each time, don’t worry because you can always double-click any screenshot in the feedback client to open the SnagIt Editor.
Whether you want to walk through the manual execution of a test case or use the new Exploratory Testing features of Microsoft Test Manager, you can use SnagIt to help you annotate screenshots here as well. It’s a very similar and easy process as well. In this case, the gear icon is available at the bottom-right corner of the test runner window.
You’ll then see a familiar dialog window to set the screenshot annotation options to SnagIt here as well.
The value propositions to me for being able to use SnagIt are the following.
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Ed Blankenship is a Product Manager at Microsoft for Visual Studio Online. I am an author of a few books, former Microsoft MVP of the Year, and former ALM consultant. I hold Office Hours each week if you are interested in chatting.
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