Visual Studio 2017 live unit tests

I was experimenting today with VS 2017 live unit testing. I really like them a lot. I wish they were available in all editions of VS  2017 not just enterprise.

I started with a simple console app.  Which adds 2 numbers.


   public class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            Console.Write("1 + 1 = ");
            Console.WriteLine(Add2Numbers(1,1).ToString());
            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        public static int Add2Numbers(int x,int y)
        {
            return x * y;
        }
    }


Then I added a Unit Test project. I added a project reference to my ConsoleApp


Here is the tests I added.

Namespace UnitTestProject1
{
    [TestClass]
    public class UnitTest1
    {
        [TestMethod]
        public void TestMethod1()
        {
            int x = 1;
            int y = 1;
            int expected = 2;
            Assert.AreEqual(expected, ConsoleApp1.Program.Add2Numbers(x, y));
        }
    }
}


Then I build the project and ran the test.  As you can see the test failed. 

Lets turn on the Live Unit Tests in Visual Studio's Options.  There is a section for it.


Right click on the solution in the solution explorer and select Live Tests and select include.

Here is what you will see.


Now if we update the code. We  will see it goes to passing



        public static int Add2Numbers(int x,int y)
        {
            return x + y;
        }



Very useful feature.








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