Running and Debugging tests
ReSharper automatically detects unit tests of NUnit
and MSTest frameworks in your projects. Other unit testing frameworks such as xUnit.net and MSpec are supported via ReSharper plug-ins.
Next to declarations of test classes and single tests, ReSharper adds special icons on the left gutter of the editor window. Click these icons to run or debug tests.
Tests can also be run from the context menu. In addition, an arbitrary set of unit tests can be run or debugged from the Visual Studio's Solution Explorer. Just right-click the project or solution and select Run unit
tests or Debug unit tests
Unit Test Explorer
ReSharper presents Unit Test Explorer
— a structured list of unit tests for reviewing the structure of tests in your whole solution. The tree is available via the ReSharper | Windows
menu and is quickly populated after you build your project. Using Unit Test Explorer, you can run any combination of tests in one or more unit test sessions
Unit Test Sessions
ReSharper runs unit tests in the Unit Test Sessions
window. It is designed to help you run any number of unit test sessions, independently of each other, as well as simultaneously. Sessions can be composed of any combination of tests. In the debugging mode, only one session can be run at a time.
The unit test tree shows the structure of tests belonging to a sessions, which you can ****** to show only passed
unit tests. You can navigate to the code of any unit test by double-clicking it.
The progress bar and the status bar display the current progress. You can stop, run or re-build and re-run unit tests at any time.
The preview pane lets you analyze test results and navigate from a failed test's output to the code lines that originated the exception, all with a single click.
Profiling Unit Tests with dotTrace Performance
You can also quickly profile the performance of unit tests from Visual Studio via JetBrains dotTrace Performance
, a powerful .NET profiling tool.
To profile tests, you will need to install dotTrace Performance
. You will then be able to start profiling directly from the editor using the sidebar marks that ReSharper adds for test classes and individual tests.