Feature Requests

  1. "first failing test"

    I suggest you include the option to highlight the first failing test in the "NCrunch Tests" window and display the details.

    Right now when there are no tests failing and a test fails, I have to click on it in order to see the details of why.

    Having it automatically show the details would be very helpful and save a few clicks.

    6 votes
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  2. An option to automatically pin *modified* tests

    Most of the time, I only want to automatically run tests that I'm working on.

    So I use engine mode "Run pinned tests automatically, others manually". And manually pin tests I'm working on.

    Would be nice if NCrunch could automatically pin modified tests (detect changes of test methods and test classes), and automatically pin modified tests.

    I know we already have an option "Automatically pin newly discovered tests". Would be nice if there was another option "Automatically pin modified tests".

    3 votes
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  3. Test Coverage Analysis by Specific Test Class

    I suggest to make possible to change the way code coverage is calculated.
    While I am developing I do not do much end-to-end testing. What I do is purely unit testing as part of my TDD process. I would like to have the code coverage calculated class by test class.
    Example case: Class "Car" being tested by class "CarUnitTests". I would like to have the code coverage of class "Car" being calculated exclusively by the tests present in "CarUnitTests".

    1 vote
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  4. Test results formatting

    Currently the test results appear as a block of text within the "NCrunch Tests" window. When compared to the built in display of test results in TestExplorer (im using VS2017), it feels rather raw and perhaps could be improved.

    Im not saying to get rid of the raw text output (we all have our preferences), but to have an option to format the display of results to allow the result of a test to be clear and distinct from the full result text. So, instead of:

    Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.AssertFailedException: Assert.AreEqual failed. Expected:<2>. Actual:<1>. Some random failure description i typed in as the…

    2 votes
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  5. Client priority setting for use by node servers

    We're looking into setting up an NCrunch node farm. This would be used by developer machines but it would also be used by the build server. When the build server goes to run tests, we'd like to have those test tasks take execution priority over test tasks coming from dev machines. Is this possible?

    From Remco: Presently it isn't possible to control this. The grid nodes operate on a round-robin type request system that treats every connected client equally. The only way to ensure priority for the build server given NCrunch's current feature set would be to set aside nodes…

    1 vote
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  6. 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.

    4 votes
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  7. 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.

    5 votes
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  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    1 vote
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  11. 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…

    1 vote
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  12. 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…

    1 vote
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  13. 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.

    8 votes
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  14. 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,…

    1 vote
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  15. 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.

    1 vote
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  16. 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.

    1 vote
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  17. 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).

    1 vote
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  18. 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.

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    2 votes
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  20. 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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