This blog post should have happened some time ago and the only reason it has taken so long is due to my laziness 🙂
With the recent Visual Studio Orcas CTPs, we are shipping preview bits of one of the biggest features Visual Studio for Devices has to offer for Orcas - unit testing for NetCF applications.
We would love to get feedback/britbats. Note that these are very, very early bits - so please be gentle :-). Here's how you can try it out. Leave a comment or mail any feedback to sriramk at microsoft.com.
- Download the CTP
- Make sure your target device or emulator already has NetCF v2 installed. We will *not* deploy it automatically. The easiest way to do this is to simply deploy a v2 project
Steps to run your first device unit test
- Create a NetCF v2 project. Can be anything other than Console Application (we have a bug around Console Applications that will be fixed in the next release)
- On any method, right-click and choose 'Create Unit Tests'
- From the dialog that pops up, choose 'Create a new Smart Device Visual C# Test Project' (or the equivalent VB one). Go ahead and create the test project.
- You should now see a spanking new test project. Go ahead and type in your unit test code. You know you want to 🙂
- Click on Test->Windows->Test Manager. You should see a list of all your unit tests.
- Check 'All Loaded Tests'
- Click on 'Run Checked Tests' (the button with the green arrow)
- Voila! Your tests should run and you'll see the results in the test results window