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  1. Provide a smoother upgrade path for Grid Node Server - (backwards) compatability or run in parallel.

    At the moment, the grid node servers must be updated at the same time as all VS clients.

    Either allow mismatched versions of NCrunch in VS and distributed nodes, or allow multiple instances of the grid node server on the same machine.

    This is holding back our adoption of v2.8 - whether we install the server first or ask developers to upgrade their client first, we have a period where nobody has distributed processing.

    4 votes
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    • Allow navigation to test in test window

      From the test status gutter or test name, I would like to be able to navigate to the test (right click or hotkey) in the test status window so that I can quickly ignore/unignore all tests in a test class easily.

      8 votes
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      • Attribute to enable tests with "shared resource" to run on same server within same "session".

        Original thread: http://forum.ncrunch.net/yaf_postst1368_Restrict-multiple-tests-to-run-within-same-grid-node-in-console-runner.aspx

        This is primarily for the console test runner (or e.g engine mode "run all tests within automatically").

        Scenario: I have some integration tests using large test data. This test data is created once and then reused between these tests. When using grid nodes tests using same "test data resource" might end up running in different grid nodes, causing each test creating new test data (which makes the tests slower than if they were run in serial).

        It would be nice to have an attribute e.g. [SharedResource("TestBlob")] making all tests with same "shared resource" to be run within…

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        • 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

          27 votes
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          • Edit entries in 'Additional Files to Include'

            Put an Edit button in the Additional Files to Include dialog which is opened from the NCrunch Configuration window.

            Would allow you to edit the path of an existing entry in the list, just now I have to remove and then re-add which is a little frustrating.

            3 votes
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            • 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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              • 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.

                26 votes
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                • When showing coverage for specific tests show icon against them in 'NCrunch Tests' view

                  When I show coverage for a specific test I trace through the code paths which are being executed using the per line coverage, however sometimes I then need to debug through that test, it would be nice if I could easily see which test is currently showing coverage so I can debug it

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                  • 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,…

                    32 votes
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                    • Add support for custom delegates with MSpec

                      MSpec supports Custom delegates.

                      https://github.com/machine/machine.specifications/blob/master/Source/Examples/Example.CustomDelegates/Delegates.cs

                      Currently NCrunch seems hardcoded to "It", it would be great to support also custom delegates annotated with the AssertDelegate-Attribute

                      9 votes
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                      • SSL support for NCrunch Grid Node server

                        Its a must for remote grid nodes

                        10 votes
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                        • 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.

                          45 votes
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                          • 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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                            • Support Xamarin

                              Build an addin for Xamarin studio

                              57 votes
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                              • 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).

                                16 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 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…

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      23 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        18 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          5 votes
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