by Njål

Unit testing – Visual Studio 2012 Fakes in Team City

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TeamCity only supports the MsTest testrunner for running MS Tests. This testrunner does not support the brilliant Fakes Framework.

 

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms253138.aspx
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If you run the tests with MsTest – you’ll get the legendary ShimNotSupportedException – which you can read more about here.

The Visual Studio 2012 Test Runner however supports Fakes – here’s how to make Team City use this runner instead of MsTest:

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“C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0Common7IDECommonExtensionsMicrosoftTestWindowvstest.console.exe” /inIsolation UnitTest.dll

 

Note that this requires Visual Studio 2012 on the Build Agent machine. I know a lot of you don’t like this – so you can also just copy the files in the TestWindow folder to your Build Agent and use vstest.console.exe directly.

Another thing which is nice is that the VSTest is a lot faster than MsTest.

Comments

3 Comments
Mark Says:

Do you know if there is a way to get the nunit test adapter to install without having to install Visual Studio? I am trying to set TeamCity to use the vstest runner so that I can execute against the fakes framework, but I use nunit instead of mstest and I cannot seem to get vstest.console to recognize nunit tests.

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  • Gabriel Says:

    Do you know how to get it to work with dotCover in TeamCity