What′s New in dotCover

This page guides you through updates in recent dotCover versions. Highlights include more options for code coverage highlighting, continuous testing for a lot faster unit test feedback, support for Visual Studio / JetBrains Rider and .NET Core.

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Support for ARM64 architecture

Support for ARM64 architecture 2020.2

The dotCover console runner for Linux (Debian and Ubuntu) lets you perform coverage analysis on ARM64 systems.

Improvements in dotCover for Rider

Improvements in dotCover for Rider 2020.2

The new release brings several useful new features to the dotCover plugin in Rider:

  • The Unit Tests Coverage window now lets you export coverage reports.
  • The Unit Tests Coverage window now has a quick search feature.
  • You can now navigate from a character in the code to that character in the coverage tree (Navigate to | Coverage Tree).
Improvements in the console runner

Improvements in the console runner 2020.2

  • Summary report type. The --reportype=SummaryXml parameter lets you create a new report type which includes data on how many classes, methods, and statements are covered in total.
  • Now the runner can generate reports for several types at once.

Coverage filters in JetBrains Rider 2020.1

Now, you can apply both runtime and coverage results filters in JetBrains Rider.

Support for Unity

Support for Unity on Windows, macOS, and Linux 2019.3

dotCover 2019.3 provides support for Unity 2018.3 and later on all operating systems. To perform coverage analysis of Unity tests, you must use JetBrains Rider.

Various improvements 2019.3

dotCover 2019.3 gets a couple more improvements:

  • Support for Microsoft Fakes.
  • Ability to group coverage results by nested namespaces in Rider, Visual Studio, and in reports generated by the dotCover console tool.
Support for Mono on Windows, macOS, and Linux

Support for Mono on Windows, macOS, and Linux 2019.2

dotCover 2019.2 gets support for Mono 5.10 and later on Windows, macOS, and Linux. To perform coverage analysis on these operating systems, you must use JetBrains Rider or dotCover console runner.

Console runner on Linux and macOS 2019.2

Now, you can use dotCover console runner not only on Windows but on macOS and Linux as well. To be more convenient on new platforms, the tool accepts command arguments in Unix-style syntax. For example, now, both /TargetExecutable=MyApp.exe and -⁠-⁠targetexecutable:MyApp.exe are valid.

In addition, the console runner gets two new commands to simplify coverage analysis of .NET Core and Mono applications and unit tests: cover-dotnet and cover-mono.

Support for .NET Core on macOS and Linux

Support for .NET Core on macOS and Linux 2019.1

dotCover 2019.1 provides full support for .NET Core 2.0 – 3.0 projects not only on Windows, but on macOS and Linux as well. To perform coverage analysis on these operating systems, you must use JetBrains Rider or dotCover console runner.

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