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Using NCover/NCoverExplorer from MsBuild

February 1, 2008

In my previous post I mentioned how easy it is to incorporate code coverage into TeamCity using NCover/NCoverExplorer. I'm using the NCoverExplorer Extras package that can be downloaded here.

On popular demand, here is a sample from my MsBuild file:

<UsingTask 
TaskName="NCoverExplorer.MSBuildTasks.NCover"
AssemblyFile="NCoverExplorer.MSBuildTasks.dll"/>

<UsingTask 
TaskName="NCoverExplorer.MSBuildTasks.NCoverExplorer"
AssemblyFile="NCoverExplorer.MSBuildTasks.dll"/>

<Exec Command="regsvr32 /s 
    $(tools_dir)\NCover\CoverLib.dll"/>

<NCover 
Assemblies="@(CodeCoverage_Assemblies)"
CommandLineArgs="@(UnitTest_Assemblies, ' ')" 
CommandLineExe="$(tools_dir)\NUnit\nunit-console.exe"
CoverageFile="$(CodeCoverageResultsXmlFile)"
LogLevel="Quiet"
ToolPath="$(tools_dir)\NCover\"/>

<NCoverExplorer 
CoverageFiles="$(CodeCoverageResultsXmlFile)"
FailMinimum="false" 
HtmlReportName="CodeCoverage.html" 
OutputDir="$(ProjectPath)" 
ProjectName="$(ApplicationName)" 
ReportType="ModuleClassSummary" 
SatisfactoryCoverage="60" 
ToolPath="$(ToolsDir)\NCoverExplorer\"/>

<Exec Command="regsvr32 /u /s 
    $(toolsdir)\NCover\CoverLib.dll"/>

Still a lot of XML, but it works. The regsvr32 command before and after the NCover/NCoverExplorer task is to make sure that NCover is  working correctly. This because I've put the NCover/NCoverExplorer binaries in my Subversion repository. The CoverLib.dll file must be registered.

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