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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  16. Allow to temporarily ignore tests

    When some tests are failing for a known reason (eg: When making structural changes, or when developing to an interface which is not yet completed), it would be nice if there is a possibility to tell the NCrunch Tests window to ignore certain tests for a defined period of time.

    For example:
    right-click test in the list
    > Ignore..
    > Ignore for 10min
    > Ignore for 1hr
    ....
    > Ignore for today

    7 votes
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  17. Pause while nuget is installing or updating packages

    NCRunch should pause while NuGet is installing or updating packages. There is no good reason to run tons of tests hogging most of the workstation performance while the solution is in an inconsistent and temporary state. Ncrunch running tests severely impacts the time it takes updates and installs to run.

    PS: Resharper does this so I know it's possible :)

    97 votes
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  18. Test pass/fail in Enhanced scroll bar or R# scroll margin.

    The ability to have NCrunch show the code coverage and test pass/fail in the enhanced scroll bar from power productivity tools or Resharpers scroll bar. Or something similar. That way can tell if tests that are not visible on screen change. Of course could have the tests window up...

    7 votes
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  19. Allow coverage marker colour to be defined for tests in progress

    When tests execute the colour of the coverage markers darken. This is very useful for determining when affected tests have completed. However, the contrast is too subtle. It would be good if this could be changed in the 'Coverage Markers' configuration section. Either with an absolute colour or at least to have control over the percentage of darkening.

    2 votes
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  20. Remote server: Run test on all (connected) servers

    I have a test which is required to be run manually to reset the environment to a initial state.
    I would like the option to run the test on all servers at once. Now I have to select "run test on server X" for each server I have which is tedious.

    (This feature would also be good to ensure a particular test is passing on all servers).

    1 vote
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