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CUITe classes not accessible

Jul 5, 2013 at 9:48 PM
I am trying to start working with CUITe in a CodedUITest project.
Having installed CUITe, i added a reference to the CUITe dll (C:\Program Files\Microsoft\CUITe\CUITe.dll)
However, I cannot refer to any of the classes in CUITe.
What am I doing wrong / how do i get access to CUITe classes?
Jul 8, 2013 at 2:23 AM
Hi Bey,

Please make sure you have the following development system requirements:
Visual Studio 2010 Premium or Ultimate
Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2
Visual Studio 2012 Premium or Ultimate
Which IDE are you using?
Which version of the .Net framework are you targeting?
What error message(s) do you get?

Thank you.
Jul 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM


Targeting .NET Framework 4.

VS 2010 Service Pack 1 (not 2)!!!

The text completion feature does not recognize anything that begins with “CUIT” and does not provide options (as it does when I start typing Wpf….

So, if I type something like:

CUITe_WfpText t = new CUITe_WfpText();

I get “The Type or Namespace could not be found…” in the hover-error

Will installing SP2 resolve this?

Thanks again,


Jul 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Hi Bey,

Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 is not Service Pack 2.

See the following link:

There is a Quick Start guide to using CUITe here:

Thank you.
Jul 8, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Thanks for pointing the ‘subtlety’.

As it turns out, the license is Pro – neither premium, nor ultimate.

The company is very cost conscious.

Is this a nail in the coffin?


Jul 8, 2013 at 8:37 PM
Hi Bey,

Correct; if you don't have Visual Studio Premium or Ultimate, then integration testing using Microsoft's Coded UI Tests framework cannot be used.

The Coded UI Test enhanced framework (CUITe) depends on Microsoft's CUIT.

Thank you.
Jul 8, 2013 at 8:42 PM


If / When interest in automation perks up here and gains priority, I will bring it to the attention of the powers that be.

If I could bug you once more regarding this topic …

Could you please point me to some page / web location where the benefits of CUIT / CUITe are outlined in “managereese” (language Managers would understand better)

Much appreciated,


Jul 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM
Jul 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Thanks for all the time & quick response.