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  1. Allow the console tool to be run continuously

    Im super happy with ncrunch console tool that was just released:

    http://www.ncrunch.net/documentation/tools_console-tool

    However i would also like it to be able to run as a deamon continuously watching a specified folder/solution using NCrunch excellent incremental build/test features.

    Ideally it would output a maximum of N failing tests:

    1: *. [NameSpace].Test failed | at line 12 of filename.
    2: ....

    Ideally it would also support verbose output in json/xml so that plugins for other editors can be written.

    38 votes
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    • Add coverage aggregates to the xml report produced by the console runner

      The output of the console runner contains HTML and raw xml reports.

      The HTML report is nice, however the contents of the XML files is a bit too detailed to get statistics from it.

      It would be nice to have the same kind of data that is in the HTML file but in XML form (meaning, the % coverage per method/class/assembly/global). Something similar to the DotCover XML or JSON reports. In fact if the format was exactly the same as the dotcover reports we could leverage tools that can already process these files, like SonarQube.

      6 votes
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      • Provide history of failed tests

        When working on a project where NCrunch is running (all) the tests automatically in the background, some tests occassionally fail and then suddenly pass.

        I would like to have some kind of history for failed tests so that I can even later on delve further into the failed tests to figure out what's going wrong.

        In addition it would be nice to be able to configure the time span (or number of tests runs) for that historical data to limit the memory consumed (I could imagine that using that feature on large projects will have a significant memory impact).

        8 votes
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        • 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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                          • SSL support for NCrunch Grid Node server

                            Its a must for remote grid nodes

                            10 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

                              6 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.

                                46 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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