Unit Test Sessions
dotCover runs unit tests in the Unit Test Sessions window. The window appears automatically when you run tests from the editor or from Solution Explorer. For more information, see Working with Unit Tests.
The window is designed to help you run any number of unit test sessions, independently of each other, as well as simultaneously. Sessions can be composed of any combination of tests. In the debugging mode, only one session can be run at a time.
The unit test tree shows the structure of tests belonging to a session, which you can filter to show only passed, failed or ignored unit tests. You can navigate to the code of any unit test by double-clicking it.
The progress bar and the status bar display the current progress. You can stop, run or re-build and re-run unit tests at any time.
Using the Show Output selector, you can open the Output and the Coverage panes and place them to the bottom or to the right of the window.
The Output pane lets you analyze test results and navigate from a failed test's output to the code lines that originated the exception, all with a single click.
The Coverage pane displays the code coverage tree or the hot spots view and provides the same controls and functions as Coverage Results Browser, plus the Show coverage for selected tests button that allows Viewing Total Coverage of Particular Unit Test Item.
|Repeat Previous Run||Repeats the previous test run.|
|Run All Tests||
Runs all tests in the current session.
|Cover All Tests with dotCover||By clicking this button, you can run coverage analysis for all unit tests in the test session.|
|Run Selected Tests||Runs selected tests. To select multiple texts, use the Ctrl key.|
|Debug Unit Tests||Debugs selected tests in the current session.|
|Cover Selected Tests||By clicking this button, you can perform code coverage on the selected tests.|
|Stop Execution||Stops the current test session.|
|Show All Tests||Shows successful, failed, and ignored tests in the tree view.|
|Show Only Failed Tests||Hides anything but failed tests from the tree view.|
|Show Only Ignored Tests||Hides anything but ignored tests from the tree view.|
|Filter Tests||Allows choosing any combination of test results (successful, failed, or ignored) to display.|
Specifies whether building is required before running tests. Provides three options:
|Track Running Test||Specifies whether dotCover should select test entries when the corresponding tests are executed.|
|Auto Scroll Output When Running Test||This button enables the output pane to scroll when the test is running so that the end of the output is always visible.|
|Remove Selected Tests||Removes selected tests from the current session.|
|Lock Session||Locks the current test session to prevent extending it with new tests.|
Specifies whether to show the duration time of the last execution for items in the tree.
A test run duration is calculated as the execution time of the test method itself (marked with
|Expand All/Collapse All||Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.|
|Previous/Next||Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.|
|Show Output||Specifies whether the preview pane should be displayed, and offers two alternative positions: below or to the right of the tree view.|
|Export||Click this button to export the data currently displayed in the window in text format, or use the drop-down selector to export the data in XML or HTML format. The Export Data dialog box that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.|
|Group by||Allows grouping items in the window. Possible options help display items as a tree grouped by the selected categories.|
|Close||Closes the current tab.|