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Use Continuous Testing

The concept of continuous testing implies that you have actual test results instantly, as soon as you've changed your code. Thus, there's no need to manually rebuild the project and re-run all tests after making changes: the impacted tests are run in the background automatically (the testing session is triggered by some explicit action, e.g., saving changes or building the project).

To enable continuous testing in a solution

  1. Open continuous testing settings using the main menu ReSharper | Options… | dotCover | Continuous Testing. Specify when you need dotCover to rerun tests: either after you save the solution, or after you build it (the default option).

    cover settings

  2. Create a new unit testing session, or open one that has the scope you want to cover by continuous testing. If you don't have any sessions yet, you can use the Unit Test Explorer window to create one.

    cover unit test explorer

  3. In the opened Unit Test Sessions window, select a continuous testing mode for your session. For example, if you want dotCover to autorun tests and get coverage each time you save or build the solution, select Autostart Tests on Build: Cover New and Outdated Tests. Learn more about continuous testing modes.

    select ct mode

  4. If you don't have any coverage data or it is outdated for tests in the scope, dotCover will ask you to perform initial coverage analysis.

    initial coverage

  5. Coverage results will be shown in a separate Unit Tests Coverage window.

    continuous testing coverage window

  6. That's it! Now, simply start working as usual: change code, build or save (as needed), and see test results in real time.

  7. To navigate to a failed test, click the test in Continuous Testing Session window or click the number next to the continuous testing icon in the status bar (bottom right corner of the main Visual Studio window).

    continuous testing icon

Last modified: 14 February 2019