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Unit Test Coverage

In Visual Studio:
ReSharper | Windows | Unit Test Coverage
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This window allows exploring coverage data obtained during unit tests coverage run.

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 Unit Test Coverage window

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. To learn more, see Detecting Hot Spots.

Hot Spots view in the Unit Test Coverage window

Toolbar Controls




ThemedIcon JetBrainsDotCoverInteractivePresentationResourcesCoverageTreeToolBarCoverageTree Screen Gray Coverage Tree

Toggles the Coverage Tree view.

dotCover hot spots icon Hot Spots

Toggles the Hot Spots view. For more information, see Detecting Hot Spots.

All Tests

If selected, the tree shows aggregated coverage results from all unit test sessions.

All Tests in Active Session

If selected, the tree shows coverage results for all unit tests from the session that is currently selected in the Unit Test Sessions window.

Selected Tests in Active Session

If selected, the tree shows coverage results for the test selected in the current session in the Unit Test Sessions window.

ThemedIcon JetBrainsDotCoverVsPresentationResourcesSolutionBasedCoverageTreeMatch Screen Gray 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, see Matching Coverage Snapshot with Project Structure.

ThemedIcon Highlighting Screen Gray Highlight code

Toggles highlighting of the code in the editor for the current coverage snapshot. For more information, see Visualizing Code Coverage.

ThemedIcon JetBrainsDotCoverInteractivePresentationResourcesSnapshotManagementSave Screen Gray Save coverage snapshot as

Saves the current snapshot to a .dcvr file. For more information, see Saving and Opening Coverage Snapshot.

ThemedIcon JetBrainsDotCoverVsPresentationResourcesSnapshotManagementTrash Screen Gray Drop coverage results Removes the existing coverage results.
icon export 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, see Exporting 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: 30 September 2019