dotCover 2019.2 Help

Standalone Applications

Ctrl+Alt+K K

In Visual Studio:
ReSharper | Cover | Cover Application...

In dotCover standalone application:
File | Cover Application...

With dotCover, you can run coverage analysis for standalone applications that have an executable file and PDB information.

To start a coverage run for a standalone application

  1. Do one of the following:
    • In Visual Studio, press Ctrl+Alt+K K or choose ReSharper | Cover | Cover Application... from the main menu

    • In dotCover standalone application, press Ctrl+Alt+K K or choose File | Cover Application... in the menu.

  2. In the Coverage Configuration dialog that appears, choose Standalone Application.

  3. In the Application field, specify the path to the application executable file.

  4. Optionally, select the Advanced 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 to use a different working directory for your application, you can specify it in the Working Directory field.

    • If you want dotCover to analyze coverage of child processes, if any, select the Cover child processes check box. In Excluding, specify a semicolon-separated list of process names that must not be covered. Note that the * wildcard is supported. For example, if you add the service* mask, all processes which name starts with service will be ignored by the profiler.

    • 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.

  5. Click Run. dotCover will open the Coverage Controller dialog and then run the selected application.

  6. If the Collect profiling data from start check box was selected, the coverage run starts immediately. Otherwise, dotCover waits until you click Start in the Coverage Controller dialog. When the coverage run is started, you can record code coverage.

Last modified: 12 August 2019

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