Scott Hanselman

Code Coverage comes to the masses

January 31, 2006 Comment on this post [1] Posted in ASP.NET | Coding4Fun | NUnit | NCover | XML | Tools
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Jamie Cansdale has done it again. Jamie's the maker of TestDriven.NET, the Visual Studio AddIn that I use religiously. It's really a must-install for Visual Studio.NET.

His new version adds a few new features of note. First, "Test With...Coverage." You have to see this to believe it. Sure, Visual Studio.NET 2005 Team System supports code coverage, but not everyone is on the latest and greatest.

The test coverage uses NCover and Grant Drake's NCoverExplorer, a tool that reads NCover's XML files and eschews the slow default XSL integration for a streaming approach. It's wicked fast, I can speak to that.

TestDriven.NET now offers code coverage integration for all Visual Studio Users. All of them. Since I do all my Coding4Fun development using the Express SKUs, I installed this on my Tablet PC. Not only does it integrate with my Visual Studio 2003 (.NET 1.1) install, but it also added coverage support in Express. Very cool. The free Express SKUs along with Jamie's stuff will really open up the possibilities for development in 3rd world countries where not everyone can afford a MSDN license.

Kudos for Microsoft for making the Express SKUs so powerful and kudos to Jamie for improving Test Driven.NET with code coverage.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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January 31, 2006 18:33
Nice info !!!

good starting point to learn a few more about code coverage.

Thanks :D

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