ReSharper 2016.1 Help

Working with Test Categories

NUnit and MSTest frameworks allow grouping tests and test classes into suites by adding the Category (NUnit) or TestCategory (MSTest) attribute to the corresponding symbols. ReSharper is aware of these attributes and provides a number of related features.

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Browsing Test Categories

In the Unit Test Explorer Window, you can explore all existing categories in the current solution. To do so, in the Group by selector, choose Categories or Project and Categories. It is also possible to explore categories within a session in the Unit Test Sessions Window. You can find the same grouping preferences under the Options selector.

Completion for category names

When you type the name of a category, ReSharper displays all existing and recently used categories, as well as ignored categories in the completion list:

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Executing all tests in a category

From each test/test class belonging to some category, you can start execution of all tests in this category. To do so, press Alt+Enter or click on the action indicator, choose Run/Debug or Run All/Debug All in the action list, and then click small arrow on the right and click on the category name or press Enter:

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Another option to run all tests in a category is to group tests by category in the Unit Test Explorer Window, choose the category node, and then click Run Unit Tests toolbar__run_selected_tests / on the toolbar or use the corresponding shortcuts (Ctrl+T,R / ).

Ignoring categories

If necessary, you can add one or more categories to the ignore list. All tests belonging to these categories will be skipped during the execution of a unit test session. Note, that you can still run specific tests from ignored categories individually.

To add a category to the ignore list, type the category name into the Skip tests from categories field on the Tools | Unit Testing options page. If you enter multiple categories, use comma as the delimiter.

Last modified: 19 August 2016