How to do Exploratory Testing in Test Studio

Using Telerik Test Studio Exploratory Testing tool you can

  • Submit and send and idea
  • Submit and send Important information
  • Submit a bug to Team Pulse or TFS


Directly from your browser. In this post we will learn how we can perform Exploratory Testing. To do exploratory testing click on Telerik Exploratory Testing Extension in the browser (Chrome is being used here}



Not able to launch Exploratory Testing Tool? Read here

You will get Test Studio Exploratory toolbar open. Click on Feedback button to perform exploration testing



Next click on Capture button to capture a screenshot



Now you can capture any screen short from the page. Annotate a particular element as following. Like in following case we are saying “Change the font of Welcome element.



In the left side you get Feeback panel. Here you can provide Title, Description and tag the annotation.



You can tag either as Important or Idea. After providing all the information you can send this by clicking on send button in bottom.



You can either export to

  • Word
  • HTML

Or can send in Email. You can submit it as bug as well. You can submit to Team Pulse or TFS.




If you want to export to HTML click on HTML option. You will be asked to provide name of the file and choose the location to save the file.



You will get a confirmation message that Feedback is saved to the given location.




If you open file you will get all the information of the feedback submitted.



In this way you can perform Exploratory Testing right in your browser using Telerik Test Studio.

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Not able to launch Exploratory Testing Tool in Test Studio?

You might have come across following error when you try to open Telerik Test Studio Exploratory Tool in browser


If you open exploratory tool in Internet Explorer, you will get more specific error message as following


You can solve this problem in two steps,

Step 1:

Browse to folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\Test Studio\Bin\Feedback



Step 2:

locate for file Telerik.TestStudio.Feedback.Listener.exe . Right click on the file and click Run as Administrator

After running this service go back to browser and open exploratory tool, you should able to launch it successfully.

I hope you find this post useful. Thanks for reading