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  1. Allow specflow scenario outline examples to have their own 'dot marker' in the margin

    currently if you have a scenario outline that has several examples there is no way to run a specific example as a test, I can only see the dots in the actual scenario outline and have to then run 'x' number of tests at once (where 'x' is the number of scenario examples)

    I'd like a 'dot' by each line in the examples so I could run a specific scenario example on its own or see which example is actually failing

    9 votes
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  2. Show the PID of process in which a test is running

    I whish to be able to see the PID of the currently running test when I break in it. Thus to allow to attach a performance analyzer.

    See also:
    http://forum.ncrunch.net/yaf_postst1362_How-to-identify-the-ProcessId--PID--in-which-a-test-is-running.aspx

    1 vote
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  3. Using XBox as NCrunch Grid node server

    When i'm programming my xbox is idle. it would be awesome if I could run ncrunch builds and test on it.

    10 votes
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  4. Clean up the noise when an AssertFailedException (or similar) is thrown

    When an assertion in a test fails, you get the full stack trace of the AssertFailedException, which is noisy. For instance:

    Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.AssertFailedException: Assert.AreEqual failed. Expected:<1200>. Actual:<900>.
    at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.Assert.HandleFail(String assertionName, String message, Object[] parameters)
    at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.Assert.AreEqual[T](T expected, T actual, String message, Object[] parameters)
    at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.Assert.AreEqual[T](T expected, T actual)
    at TestInheritance.Tests.RectangleTests.AreaAfterSettingHeightWidth() in d:\[some likely really long path]\RectangleTests.cs:line 22

    Of all the above information, the only pertinent information is the message text of the exception and the bottom of the stack where the assertion failure happened. For instance:

    Assert.AreEqual failed. Expected:<1200>. Actual:<900>.
    at TestInheritance.Tests.RectangleTests.AreaAfterSettingHeightWidth() in d:\users\floyd.may\documents\visual studio 2012\Projects\TestInheritance\TestInheritance.Tests\RectangleTests.cs:line 22

    Ideally, for MSTest, NUnit,…

    14 votes
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  5. SSL support for NCrunch Grid Node server

    Its a must for remote grid nodes

    5 votes
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  6. Ignore Categories of tests

    Note that this isn't the same thing as the enging mode not having a Category automatically run, etc. See http://forum.ncrunch.net/yaf_postsm6015_Ignore-categories-of-tests.aspx for more info.

    21 votes
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  7. Use consistent wording in settings

    When you describe the Spinner colours you use inconsistent language:
    For example,
    Outer circle colour on build failure
    AND
    Text colour when the build has failed

    Should be:
    Text colour on build failure

    3 votes
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  8. Visual marker in far left margin when code is collapsed to definition

    For those developers who do code maintenance by collapsing code to definitions (use Outlining Collapse) we can't see which tests in the file are failing at a glance. To see that we have to expand all the code to see the red/green markers.
    All that would be needed is to promote a red or green top level marker to the far left margin to show us what test is failing in the file (when test method is collapsed).

    7 votes
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  9. Reorganize settings based on events, not entities

    E.g.,
    On build Failure:
    Outer Circle Colour – Dark Brown
    Text Colour – Green
    Line Marker Colour – Brown
    Background music – Ride of the Valkyries

    On Test Failure
    Outer Circle Colour – Red
    Text Colour – Black
    Line Marker Colour – Red
    Background music – God Defend Visual Studio
    ….

    The reason is that humans are conditioned to think in terms of events. When “this” happens, I want “That”.
    I.e., instead of thinking of
    an entity, and all the events that can affect it,
    we human like to consider
    an event, and all the entities that are affected by…

    2 votes
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  10. Show indication that the build is failing

    Right now when the build is failing the line indication is that the test is failing. Technically, it is true. For the developer however, a failing running test, and a non compiling tests require different responses.

    The spinner shows when the build is failing, but is in a very inaccessible placement on the far bottom right. This is not a place that we're used to looking at.

    It would be much better, in my opinion, to have the line-dot color change to indicate build failure in addition to the spinner.

    2 votes
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  11. Create an option to enable NCrunch only when on A/C power

    I almost always develop on a laptop - but sometimes while travelling, and sometimes plugged in. I'd like NCrunch to automatically disable itself when I'm on battery power - it does suck energy like crazy - and then re-enable itself when I'm back on the grid.

    13 votes
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  12. Exclude from Metrics Aggregation by wildcard

    Allow user to exclude files from Metrics Aggregation by wildcard. As an example, I'd like to exclude all *Designer.cs files from being counted.

    14 votes
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  13. Show number of lines uniquely covered by a test

    Today, the test fail/pass indicators on each line show which tests are executing that line.

    I would like to have an option (maybe in the Metrics window) which tells me the number of lines covered solely by one test.

    My goal behind is to identify code that is only run by few system/integration tests and clearly needs more tests. Such tests might start/run half of the system just to prepare a test so that - from the coverage point of view - the code looks like to be covered but - from the testing point of view - actually isn't…

    4 votes
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  14. Force tests to run inside the same process

    NCrunch spins up multiple processes to run tests. This is great most of the time.

    But if a suite of tests has some expensive setup that only needs to happen once, that setup will run once for each process. Increasing the overall time it takes to run the whole test suite.

    Provide a mechanism to force (suggest) NCrunch to run 2 tests in the same process. Something like a [SharedContext("Name")] attribute. Then when 2 or more tests are queued that have the same shared context, NCrunch should run those in the same process.

    3 votes
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  15. Option to disable stylecop MSBuild integration

    Currently, FxCop Analysis can be switched off for Performance reasons. For the same reason it would be great to have a Setting where the StyleCop build Integration (http://www.nuget.org/packages/StyleCop.MSBuild/) can be switched off as well.

    An additional benefit would be that there is no need anymore to occasionally reset the NCrunch test pipeline because of build failures (it cannot copy the StyleCop NuGet package which is at that time in use by another NCrunch process).

    3 votes
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  16. Show risk information in code margin.

    Show colour indicator and number indicator. Number will show how many tests cover that method and colour will say if its enough tests to fill safe.

    2 votes
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  17. make grid nodes discoverable on the network

    I think it would be great to use zeroconf or some such to provide a way to find available grid nodes on the network. Having to know the name or ip of each machine is cumbersome.

    Would suggest requiring the user to assign trust to the nodes before they get used for any calculations though.

    3 votes
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  18. Risk/Progress window move to toolbar (status bar) with progress bar. Add text "xxx/yyy test pass"

    Risk/Progress window move to toolbar (status bar) with progress bar. Add text "xxx/yyy test pass"

    Reason: unable dock this windows in right position when clip/unclip (auto hide ) dock panels.

    1 vote
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  19. Ncrunch Metrics Filter

    The inclusion of a filter in the Metrics folder would be great. At the moment I have to export to excel and filter which doe snot give me a lot of options. Filtering by name and project and ability to exclude would be great

    3 votes
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  20. Provide an option to only enable grid node when machines has no active user sessions

    I'd love to make use of the latent power of all the locked desktops in my office but don't want to risk using nodes when someone is logged in.

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