The vsarUnitTestFx (Unit Test Generator) team has just finished the testing of the latest version of the extension v1.2.
Start exploring the extension by Exploring the Unit Test Generator VS Extension v1.RC.
v1.2 – What’s New?
Similar to v1.1 this latest release is a bug fix release, which resolves the bug “9205 – Configuration dialog does not appear by default as expected”.
- Right-click in the scope of a public class or method.
- Select the “Generate Unit Test” feature.
- With v1.2 you are now faced with the Create Unit Test Configuration Dialog.
- You can select whether to show the dialog on each run (default) or not. As before, you can also find the dialog in the TEST menu.
Tested Project Types
The test team validated the following project types as part of the regression and feature test suite:
- Windows Store – Grid App
- Windows Store – Class Library
- Windows Store – Windows Runtime Library
- Windows Store – Unit Test Library
- Windows: Windows Forms Application
- Windows: WPF Application
- Windows: Console Application
- Windows: Class Library
- Windows: Windows Service
- Windows: WPF Custom Control Library
- Windows: WPF User Control Library
- Windows: Forms Control Library
- Web: ASP.NET Web Forms Application
- Web: ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Application
- Web: ASP.NET Server Control
- WCF: WCF Service Library
- WCF: WCF Service Application
While Darren Rich is single handed driving Treasure Map development team to tears and has delayed the planned release of v2.1 with his phenomenal testing and tenacious push-back, we have anther star in the Unit Test Generator team. Tim Star has done in-depth code reviews, given Rob Jarratt candid feedback and completed multiple and comprehensive test runs. As a consequence, many of the issues resulting in the Unit Test Generator feature from not being available are referred to as Tim’s Gremlins
Here are a few examples when the feature will be disabled …
Difference between proof of concept and feature re-enablement!
We have received a number of feedback, ranging from “excellent feature” to “bring original feature” back, which necessitates a brief discussion of the teams objectives.
- The extension is not about feature re-enablement and the team intentionally did not use the old feature as a base or reference.
- The extension is based on features we highlighted during discussions with developers and testers. The core value seems to be in the generation of the test project, references and ability to choose the test framework, not the generated test stubs.
- The extension is a proof-of-concept, not a product. We are in the process of experimenting with concepts and principles and the extension may be considered small and incomplete. Its evolution depends on your candid feedback!
- The extension is not focused on test code generation (yet). The intent for v1 was to focus on the generation of the project, references and introduce configuration of code generation. The generated test stubs are intentionally trivial. For vNext there are discussions around the use of T4 templates and/or exposing an extensibility point to enable developers to manage the stub generation themselves.
Good question … what would you like to see next?