Web Performance Test using Visual Studio – Part I

Performance of an application is very important for a multi-user application. Performance is not only the speed of execution; it includes the load and concurrency aspects. Performance Test is an answer for the following questions

  • How can we ensure that our new application will support the expected user load?
  • How to avoid the issues which will arise only in real load conditions?
  • How to find the response time?
  • How to plan the capacity of the servers?

Visual Studio is one of the tools used for Performance Test. Visual Studio Test edition or Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate provides the support for test automation.

This will be the first part of a series of articles.

  • Part I: Web Test and Customization
  • Part II: Load Test, RIG and Load test terminologies.
  • Part III: Performance Counters, Load Test Result Analysis.

For more details, refer my article at

About ambilykk

I am a Technology Evangelist on Microsoft Technologies. I am carrying the passion on Microsoft technologies specifically on web technologies such as ASP .Net and Ajax. My interests also include Azure and Visual Studio. Technology adoption and learning is my key strength and technology sharing is my passion.
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4 Responses to Web Performance Test using Visual Studio – Part I

  1. raj says:


    This arcle is more than wondeerful. But I could not find the PART III. Where is the PART III of this article. Please let me know.


  2. suresh says:

    hi ambi
    i am new to vsts performance testing.please send me any document for how to perform performance test with vsts ultimate 2010 and configuration and resulis.send me the mail to suresh1.dvm@gmail.com asap.

  3. Hi Ambi ,

    I saw u r post reg VS web performance testing .It is good, actually i m tester so i cant use more coding . can u post the same Load Testing for the web Application. I have only URL . I dont have code. or can u refer any open source load and performance testing tool.

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