Task Checklist for Testing Web Parts


The following sample SharePoint specific checklist contains a series of tasks designed to help you determine the quality of Web Parts you are asked to deploy or maintain.  This can be used in addition to the tests, or it can be used as a simplified alternative depending on your organizational needs.

Task Checklist

Task
Verify that you can add the Web Part properly to a Web Part zone.
Verify that static Web Parts render appropriately and do not cause the Web Part Page to fail.
Verify that the Web Part works correctly regardless of where the Web Part Page is located.
Verify that every public property can handle bad input.
Verify that the Web Part handles all of its exceptions.
Verify that the Web Part renders correctly in SharePoint Designer.
Verify that Web Part properties displayed in the tool pane are user-friendly.
Verify that the Web Part appears appropriately in the web part gallery.
Verify that the Web Part previews properly (through the web part gallery).
Verify that you can import and export the Web Part properly.
Verify that Web Part properties are not dependent on each other.
Verify that Web Parts work correctly with different combinations of Web Part zone settings.
Verify that the Web Part renders appropriately based on user permissions.
Verify that adding several instances of the same Web Part to a Web Part Page (or in the same Web Part zone) works correctly.

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