dotCover 2024.1 Help

Coverage Results Browser window

This window allows exploring coverage snapshots obtained during an application coverage run or opened from a file. You can browse multiple snapshots in several tabs.

Each snapshot can be presented in two views, which you can toggle with the buttons in the right of the toolbar:

Coverage Tree

In this view, all code items are grouped in a tree structure and you can study the coverage of each code item.

Coverage Tree view in the Coverage Results Browser

In the Coverage column, dotCover uses three colors to display the coverage status:

  • Green — the percentage of covered statements within the node.

  • Red — the percentage of uncovered statements within the node.

  • Grey — the nodes not covered during the test run as they do not have executable code statements.

Hot Spots

In this view, you can quickly see the potential risk areas within the snapshot. For more information, refer to Detect Hot Spots.

Hot Spots view in the Coverage Results Browser

Toolbar Controls





Coverage Tree

Toggles the Coverage Tree view.


Hot Spots

Toggles the Hot Spots view. For more information, refer to Detect Hot Spots.


Match coverage results with current project structure

If this button is turned on, dotCover displays only assemblies that are included in the current solution. For more information, refer to Match Coverage Snapshot with Project Structure.

Select target framework

All Target Frameworks

Filters coverage results based on the selected target framework. This list is shown only if your project targets multiple frameworks.

Highlight code

Highlight code

Toggles highlighting of the code in the editor for the current coverage snapshot. For more information, refer to Visualize Code Coverage.

Flatten Namespaces

Flatten Namespaces

Toggles between flat and tree namespace representation. In the flat mode, all namespaces including child namespaces are shown in a flat list (on the same level).


Save coverage snapshot as

Saves the current snapshot to a .dcvr file. For more information, refer to Save and Open Coverage Snapshot.


Drop coverage results

Removes the existing coverage results.


Export coverage reports

Allows you to export the test coverage report to one of the selected formats: HTML, XML, JSON, and XML for NDepend. For more information, refer to Export Coverage Results

The context menu in this window includes commands:

  • Exclude selected nodes

  • Exclude all nodes except selected

  • Exclude selected node and create coverage filter

These commands are rather self-explanatory; they allow excluding nodes from coverage snapshot presentation.

Last modified: 09 April 2024