I am using vuGen 12.02 and the Silverlight protocol. This is a rather old SL application, but it has recently been updated to use the latest/last SL version from Microsoft.
Using the Tools->Options->Scripting->Snapshots settings, I have enable max snapshotting options. I have then enabled all snapshot related settings in my Runtime Settings.
When I place my cursor in an SL soap request I can then invoke the "snapshot" pane and see the request and response that was captured during RECORDING. But I can never see a snapshot pane values, neither request or response when then Replay button is selected in the snapshot pane. I see snapshots for the replay in the Test Results viewer, so they are being captured.
Did you get to the bottom of this? (install 12.5 perhaps?)
I might have a Silverlight gig coming up soon, so I'd be interested if 12.5 fixed the issue or if you were able to work out what the problem was.
You're not paranoid if they really are out to get you.
No we did not. I used the "recorded" information to put in the XML checkpoints--man with those XML functions you would have to evaluate each and every response. But getting vuGen to work with the reply responses is the real way to go, we just could not figure out how to do it.
And it turned out we switched to the .NET protocol where a developer coded the service calls and then we instrumented them LR transactions and checkpoints.
Silverlight is such a verbose protocol and required tons of unique correlations taken from previous responses that we would never have been able complete the complex workflows without the change to .NET and the major help by the developer.
Because the developer was gunho to do the primary coding of each workflow with manually programming we did not investigate if we could record at the .NET protocol layer, but I recommend you consider that right up front, because if you can as you will gigantically more productive over working at the Silverlight protocol layer. But having said that the .NET protocol scripting provides its own challenges (C# is your programming language) and you must install Visual Studio (Pro version at a minimum) to debug--while MUCH more powerful than vuGen's C code debugger it does require a learning curve.
I would be interested in hearing how it goes if you do Silverlight or .NET on your upcoming project. Either add on to this thread or start another.