In Visual Studio:
In dotCover standalone application:
With dotCover, you can run manual test sessions for Windows services.
Before you start analyzing coverage for a Windows service, make sure that your service is installed in the system. For more information on installing and uninstalling Windows services, see How to: Install and Uninstall Services
To start a manual test session for a Windows service
Do one of the following:
- On the Visual Studio main menu, choose or press Ctrl+Alt+K,K.
- On the main menu of dotCover standalone application, choose or press Ctrl+Alt+K,K
dialog box that appears, choose
Note that you must have Administrator permissions to start a manual test session for a Windows service.
- In the Service drop-down list, choose a service that you want to run.
Optionally, tick the
check box to configure additional settings:
- If you need to pass any command-line arguments, type them in the Arguments field or click the ellipsis button and choose a file to append to the argument string.
- If you want dotCover to run and analyze coverage of all dependent services.child processes, tick the Start Dependent Services check-box.
- Click Edit Symbol Search Policy to specify where to search for PDB information.
- Click Edit Filters to view existing and add new coverage filters. Note that the filters you add with this button are only applied to the current session.
- Click Run. dotCover will open the Coverage Controller dialog box and then start or restart the selected service.
- If the Start immediately check box was selected, the test session is started immediately. Otherwise, dotCover waits until you click Start in the Coverage Controller dialog box. When the test session is started, you can record code coverage in the test session.