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  1. Add a performance view (or data export) to help find performance bottlenecks

    Give us access to the line-by-line performance/execution times data.
    I'd love to have it as a single view or even just a data export, so I can easily identify bottlenecks in my code.

    44 votes
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    • Provide an engine mode to run only a specific project.

      I have a solution that has many projects and each project has an associated test project. When I am working on project A, I only want NCrunch to run ATests, rather than ATests, BTests, CTests, etc. Currently, I can set the engine mode to pinned and pin my tests, but I have to manually pin all of the tests (I can only pin by class at most).

      Also, I can setup a custom engine mode, but I would rather not have to have an engine mode per project.

      Ideally, I would like a right-click option on a project in the…

      2 votes
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      • Cleanup of workspace

        For faster unit-testing, I am using a RAM-drive as workspace, with 4GB space.

        NCrunch keeps all old build artifacts around until they are no longer needed. In practice, this means that as I am working, the workspace keeps on filling up, since a change in one place which doesn't impact something else means both versions are kept in the workspace.

        As a result of this, the 4GB quickly get gobbled up, forcing me to cleanup by deactivating/activating NCrunch (which means everything gets rebuilt, even though this isn't necessary) or manually trying to delete as much as possible in the filesystem.

        8 votes
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        • Option to Build and Start Running Test Only on File Saves

          It would helpful to have an option where NCrunch does not start building the project and running tests until after I save the file. We've had some issues with this in a project I was on that had several thousand unit tests. This would be similar to the way Karma's auto-file watcher works for JavaScript unit testing.

          I'm aware of the sliding building delay - and it can help - but I feel it'd be better to just provide an option to not start processing until I save a file.

          41 votes
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          • Pause instead of disable enable

            I would love to just pause ncrunch at times instead of enabling and disabling which causes the solution to be rescanned again.

            32 votes
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            • Add the ExclusivelyUses attribute to the NCrunchConfiguration settings as an alternative to using the attribute.

              If you could control the ExclusivelyUses values for a test, project, or assembly from the NCrunch configuration settings as well as using the attribute, the projects and solutions would not need references to the NCrunch.Framework.dll. So, for teams where only some developers are using NCurnch, the settings are kept for that user.

              3 votes
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              • Show code coverage metric in the status bar next to "N"

                It would save a few clicks when code coverage would be displayed in the status bar next to "N" or instead of green "N".
                Besides, it would be a constant reminder of the current Code Coverage before the commits.

                12 votes
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                • xUnit tests search: take into account attributes derived from [Fact]

                  xUnit tests search: take into account attributes derived from [Fact]

                  *Details*

                  xUnit allows to extend its functionality by deriving from [Fact] attribute, e.g. is allows to generate test case parameters by using such approach. It even has OOTB [Theory] attribute which is derived from [Fact] (see https://github.com/paulecoyote/xunit/blob/master/Main/xunit.extensions/DataTheories/TheoryAttribute.cs).

                  The problem is that NCrunch does not "see" tests marked by attributes derived from [Fact] (e.g. [Theory]) unless you explicitly have at least one "Fact" test in your test assembly.

                  2 votes
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                  • The ability to mass-unpin tests

                    NCrunch is great, but there is one annoying thing in the GUI - there is no option to unpin (and pin) tests by right-clicking on the whole namespace (or even root namespace). You can only pin/unpin individual test methods or test classes.

                    6 votes
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                    • Add a console runner nuget package

                      A console runner package would make integration in build systems simpler.

                      The would be no need to install the runner on each agent, just get the package from nuget and run it.

                      6 votes
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                      • Copy engine mode

                        I have fairly non trivial engine modes with test filters set. I want to create a new engine mode based on existing but only tweak e.g. a condition in the filter.
                        It would help a lot if could copy an existing engine mode and tweak it instead of re-doing the entire filter.

                        3 votes
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                        • 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.

                          16 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).

                            6 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.

                              3 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.

                                2 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.

                                  5 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…

                                    1 vote
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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

                                      10 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.

                                        1 vote
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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

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