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  1. Add PriorityAttribute: This can Improve parallel execution dramatically

    The tests are ordered for execution depending on automatic generated priorities.

    Execution of an isolated test (e.g. needing exclusively the "Task Runner" Resource) causes that no new tests are put into the Pipeline (local and grid node) until this test is started.

    If I could set the PriorityAttribute to all isolated tests, I could run them all together at the end rather then often interrupting the Pipeline that contains many long running tests.

    12 votes
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    • Support for debugging with the 'Microsoft Child Process Debugging Power Tool'

      When debugging tests with NCrunch the 'Microsoft Child Process Debugging Power Tool' (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=GreggMiskelly.MicrosoftChildProcessDebuggingPowerTool) does not work.

      Maybe this can be fixed.

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      • Introduce NCrunch.TestContext or similar to get info of current running test, e.g. attributes

        Original thread: http://forum.ncrunch.net/yaf_postst2127_NCrunch-attributes-on-interface.aspx

        I would like a way, in similar to NUnit\s TestContext, to read information about current running test.

        One piece of information I would like is attributes like [ExclusivelyUses]; In a complex test setup I might share test logic for multiple tests, and then it would be good to ensure that the proper attributes are applied on the tests to e.g. avoid deadlocks, or ensure an integration test has [ExclusivelyUeses("IntegrationTest")] attribute set etc.

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        • Allow "Build Successful" messages to be suppressed in Tests view separately from green tests.

          I usually organize my Test window by project. I sometimes want to see the green tests in the Tests window to keep a consistent view as tests alter between red and green, and to remind myself of which subset of tests I'm currently monitoring. However I almost never want to see all the Build Successful messages there for projects that don't contain any tests (in my case, that's dozens). If a build fails, I would still want to see it, but otherwise all that green is just a lot of noise to me.

          Is there a way to suppress those…

          3 votes
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          • Support the new PackageReference nodes in VS 2017 project files.

            Currently NCrunch can't build projects that use the new PackageReference structure for NuGet packages as opposed to the "old" packages.config.

            Workaround is to use the old method.

            6 votes
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            • Support for Paket

              Paket is an alternative package manager that support NuGet packages. Currently NCrunch will auto detect NuGet packages that have build targets in the csproj and copy the tools folder into the workspace for that package.

              This does not work when using Paket and requires manual fixup of the additional files to include the tools folders.

              Please add support for Paket based NuGet references in the same way as NuGet is supported.

              6 votes
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              • keyboard shortcut to reset ncrunch (after build failure)

                I would love a keyboard shortcut to reset Ncrunch.
                I don't know if its possible to assign it myself, could not find it in customize keyboard.
                maybe the disable and (re)enable Ncrunch sequence is the same as a reset,...?

                Use case:
                - I open a solution in VS 215
                - ncrunch starts and reports green on risk/progress bar
                - I get latest version for a solution from sourcecontrol
                - build fails because there are not new nuget packages referenced.
                - I build the solution which does a nuget restore
                - then I have to open the ncrunch tests window (using…

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                • Code Coverage Suppression on Next Line Only

                  On unit tests where you check for expected exceptions the end of the method can't be reached, so the line with the closing curly bracket keeps uncovered.

                  Placing a no coverage comment directly after the closing curly bracket works.

                  If you reorganize your code by using automated tools such like CodeMaid or ReSharper, the no coverage comment does not stay after the designated line and you have to adjust that by hand again (and again...).

                  Introducing a suppression comment like
                  "// ncrunch: no coverage next"
                  which can be placed directly over the closing curly brackets would be moved as expected,…

                  3 votes
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                  • Allow metrics to show method/function level coverage

                    Currently the metrics allow the drilling down of coverage to the class level, but I'd like to be able to drill down into individual functions, and perhaps even properties.

                    3 votes
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                    • Support MoeIDE regards code coverage icon rendering

                      After installing MoeIDE (
                      https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vs-publisher-593793.MoeIDE), for VS 2017, and configuring a background image, I noticed that NCrunch's code coverage icons are no longer visible.

                      It seems that MoeIDE might be displaying the background image over the NCrunch icons. It would be awesome if NCrunch's icons could be adjusted in order to render on top of any images MoeIDE displays.

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                      • Increase startup speed in VS2017

                        Please, increase the startup speed in Visual Studio 2017. Every now and then it shows me a window with extension-related startup delays, and asking to disable them.

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                        • Keyword highlight in test output window

                          I have tons of log output during tests, however often I'm most interested in log output from test itself I am currently working with. Thus it would be helpful if I could highlights lines containing specific keyword (e.g. "*Test" to highlight test related log lines from test loggers).

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                          • Do not automatically perform a build if tests are set to run manually

                            We have some projects that are very expensive to build. Since I would like to see the output of the last test, I do not want to disable NCrunch completely, but the build engine keeps building the projects even when the tests are all set to run manually and I haven't yet started a test. I would like the option to defer the build until a test is scheduled for execution.

                            7 votes
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                            • Use project loaded in VS

                              Hi.

                              I want to be able to mark that nCrunch only use/load the projects that are loaded in VS.
                              Since our solution are becoming big, I use Funnel to load only the projects I need for my current task. But nCrunch still load all projects in my solution file.

                              4 votes
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                              • Allow Font Size Control Through Visual Studio's Standard Environment Font Target

                                Font sizing for the output window is configurable in NCrunch, but font sizing for all other NCrunch windows is not. Please allow users to control NCrunch font sizing through the Visual Studio “Environment” font target. This font target, under "Tools-->Options-->Environment-->Fonts and Colors", is designed specifically for this purpose. See the section “Environment Font” under section “Show settings for” at: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kw7t0545.aspx

                                Other tools, like JetBrains ReSharper, use this method and it works very well. For those of us who change our font sizes to minimize eye strain (especially when using multiple monitors), this would be a tremendous usability improvement.

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                                • Command line argument for excluded test visibility in report

                                  User can hide excluded items in Visual Studio by setting MetricsTreeShowExcludedMetrics value to false. But if you use command line tool for CI it outputs all test and sets html class to "excluded childNode".
                                  It would be nice to have setting ShowExcludedMetrics argument in command line tool

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                                  • Add option to run test until failure

                                    For tests with randomly generated inputs (e.g., FsCheck for F#), it would be great to have an NCrunch option that continues to run a single test until it fails, in order to catch rare edge cases.

                                    Currently, the alternatives with NCrunch aren't so great:

                                    1) If you set the maximum number of test runs to a large number, then when a failing case is found, it is necessary to run ALL the tests preceding the failing test in order to reproduce the failure, in order for the underlying random number generator to end up in the same state which generated…

                                    6 votes
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                                    • to support custom Xunit test cases

                                      As discussed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/remcomulder/status/782892104485703681), I'd like NCrunch to support custom test cases.

                                      xUnit has the support for custom test cases, as the STAExamples of the xUnit Samples demonstrate (https://github.com/xunit/samples.xunit/tree/master/STAExamples). That relies on using your own test discoverer, and specifying a custom test case. When you run that in NCrunch, it fails with a cast exception (https://gist.github.com/tiesmaster/5ecb8bf76aab6ee3cb2bfcc9d4f08e72#file-stacktrace-of-staexamples-on-stable-xunit-packages-downgraded-to-2-1-0).

                                      I think this is a niche feature, since this something that won't be used that often, but still a powerful feature, so it would be really nice to have this.

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Show source code in code coverage report

                                        In the code coverage report, we would like to be able to navigate into the source code files and see which lines are covered, much like OpenCover does. Here is a screenshot of that feature in OpenCover:

                                        https://www.dropbox.com/s/38kj2wr5bczbtls/OpenCover%20Source%20Code%20Coverage%20Example.PNG?dl=0

                                        Our developers love using NCrunch. We would like to use NCrunch for our CI process, especially because it would unify the development and CI environments. The organization is hesitant to use NCrunch for CI without the ability to drill down into the source code in the report to see what lines of code were covered when the CI job ran.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Support [TestProperty]

                                          MSTest allows us to tag tests with [TestProperty] attributes and their values are then available as this.TestContext.Properties.
                                          However, ncrunch is not populating this dictionary, so a test using these attributes works in mstest/resharper, but fails in ncrunch.

                                          6 votes
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