<font color="blue"> If anyone has had experience coding automation (preferrably QTP) or Load/Performance testing (Loadrunner) on an application using Smart Client/WinForms architecture - I would appreciate any insights into the issues you have found.
There is little in the forums discussing the possibility of successfully automating .net Winforms using either QTP or Loadrunner.
I know there is a library available from Mercury for winforms that are built with the Infragistics NetAdvantage Tool but there doesn't appear to be much information for dev done exclusively in Visual Studio.
The answer I was looking for was is it possible to do, or are both QTP and Loadrunner going to view the winform as one object? If it's possible, what add-ins are going to be required to have it work, and are they free? Costly?