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How to: Create a Copy of Shared Steps

If you have to create shared steps that resemble existing shared steps, you can create a copy of the existing shared steps using Microsoft Test Manager as shown in the following illustration. You can change any of the fields in the copied shared steps, as needed.

Create a Copy of Shared Steps

To make a copy of existing shared steps

  1. Open Microsoft Test Manager.


    To display the Microsoft Test Manager window, click Start, and then click All Programs. Point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and then click Microsoft Test Manager 2010.

  2. To open the Shared Steps Manager, click the down-arrow on the center group switcher, click Testing Center.

  3. On the center group menu bar, click Organize and then click Shared Steps Manager.

    The Shared Steps Manager pane is displayed.

  4. To make a copy of shared steps, select the existing shared steps in the list and then click Create copy.

    A new shared steps is created and displayed. The new shared steps are identical to the original shared steps.

  5. Update the fields that you want to change for this copied shared steps.


    You might want to change the title, the owner, and the test steps.

  6. To save these test steps, click Save and Close in the toolbar.


    The new test steps are linked to the original test steps. To see this link, click Links.

See Also


How to: Share Common Test Case Steps Using Shared Steps

How to: Create an Action Recording for Shared Steps


Creating Manual Test Cases