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Coverage Configuration dialog

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

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

This dialog allows selecting an application type and configuring related preferences when you start a coverage run for an external application. Depending on the selected application type, the controls in the dialog allow configuring different options.

For example, when we choose Web Applications Using WebDev Server, the dialog looks as follows:

dotCover Dialog Boxes Coverage Configuration

Regardless of the selected application type, the Coverage options section contains the following controls:

Item

Description

Start immediately

Select this check box to start recording coverage right after the target application is started under control of dotCover

Advanced options

Edit Filters

Click this button to view existing and add new coverage filters. Note that the filters you add with this button are only applied to the current session.

Edit Symbol Search Policy

Click this button to open the Edit Symbol Search Policy dialog and specify where to search for PDB information.

dotCover edit symbol search policy

Application type: Standalone Applications

Item

Description

Application

Specify the path to the executable file of the target application.

Advanced options

Arguments

Optional. Specify command-line arguments if needed.

Working directory

Optional. Specify working directory. If the working directory is not specified, it will be automatically set to the path that contains the application executable file.

Cover child processes

Optional. Select this check box if you want to analyze coverage of child processes.

Application type: .NET Core Applications

Item

Description

Application

Specify the path to the executable (.exe) or library (.dll) file of the profiled application.

Advanced options

Arguments

Optional. Specify command-line arguments if needed.

Working directory

Optional. Specify working directory. If the working directory is not specified, it will be automatically set to the path that contains the application executable file.

Cover child processes

Optional. Select this check box if you want to analyze coverage of child processes.

Application type: WinRT Applications

Item

Description

Packages

Select the target application.

Application type: Silverlight Applications

Item

Description

Open URL

Specify the URL to the Web page where the target Silverlight application is hosted.

in browser

Optional. Select a Web browser that should be used to open the target Web page.
Note that this control is disabled unless Silverlight 4 Developer Runtime or higher is installed.

Application type: Web Applications Using WebDev Server (WebDev Application)

Item

Description

Server

Optional. Change Visual Studio Development Server that will be used to run your Web application.

Physical path

Specify the path to the Web project.

Open URL

Select this check box if you want to specify explicitly URL and browser that should open after the development server starts.

Advanced options

Virtual path

Optional. Specify the portion of the request URL that follows the server identifier if it differs from the Web site root.

Port

Optional. Change the port number if you want to run the Development Server on a specific port. Do not specify a port occupied by any other service.

Application type: WCF Services

Item

Description

Library path

Specify the path to WCF Service Library that should be deployed into WCF Service Host.

Config path

Specify the path to configuration file for WCF Service Library. If the library configuration file is located in the same directory, dotCover detects it automatically.

Advanced options

WCF Host

Select one of the available WCF Service Hosts.
WCF Service Host allows you to host and test your WCF Service Library. For more information, see WCF Service Host.

Client path

Optional. Specify the path to a client application that should be launched alongside WCF Service Host.

Client arguments

Optional. Specify command-line arguments for the client application.

Application type: Web Application on IIS Server (IIS)

Item

Description

Open URL

Optional. Select this check box if you want to specify explicitly an URL and a Web browser that should open after IIS Server starts.

Application type: Web Application on IIS Express Server (IIS Express)

Item

Description

Configuration file

Optional. Use this field to explicitly specify the IIS Express configuration file. As soon as you specify a valid configuration file, the list of available Web sites is updated accordingly.

Site

If your Web application is already deployed, choose the corresponding Web site.

Application Path

If your Web application is not deployed, specify the physical path to the application folder.

Open URL

Optional. Select this check box if you want to specify explicitly an URL and a Web browser that should open after IIS Server starts.

Advanced options

Server

Select the IIS Express server that is used to deploy your Web application. Note that IIS Express should be installed.

Runtime version

Optional. Use this field to choose the .NET runtime version that will be used when deploying the application.

Port

Optional. Use this field to specify the Web server port that will be used when deploying the application.

Application type: Windows Services

Item

Description

Service

Select a target .NET service from the list of installed services.

Advanced options

Arguments

Optional. Specify command-line arguments if necessary.

Start dependent services

Optional. Select this check box if you want to start services that depend on the target service.

Application type: .NET Processes

Item

Description

Cover only specified .NET processes

Optional. Specify a list of semicolon-separated list of processes that you want to analyze by dotCover.

Last modified: 7 May 2019

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