According to the blogpost about "HowTo: build solutions with MSBuild" I´m going to show you a little example about how to call MSTests.
The structure is nearly the same like in this blogpost. As a little add-on I created a new test project:
I´ve added one more "RunTests" target to my BuildSolutions.target file where the MSBuild Script is included:
<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" DefaultTargets="Build"> <PropertyGroup> <OutDir>$(MSBuildStartupDirectory)\OutDir\</OutDir> <SolutionProperties> OutDir=$(OutDir); Platform=Any CPU; Configuration=Release </SolutionProperties> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Solution Include="..\MsBuildSample.sln"> <Properties> $(SolutionProperties) </Properties> </Solution> </ItemGroup> <Target Name="Build"> <MSBuild Projects="@(Solution)"/> </Target> <Target Name="RunTests"> <Exec Command='"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\mstest.exe" /testcontainer:"$(MSBuildStartupDirectory)\OutDir\MsBuildSample.WebApp.Tests.dll" /testcontainer:"$(MSBuildStartupDirectory)\OutDir\AnotherTestProject.dll"' /> </Target> </Project>
With the MSBuild command "Exec" I open the MSTest.exe with the adequate parameter. In this case the "testcontainer". Because we have to test-projects and both are loading into the OutDir as Assembly, we also need two testcontainer. Of course it´s possible to have numerous other tests.
Call the Script
To make the call a little easier I saved it in a .bat file:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\msbuild.exe Buildsolution.targets /t:Build,RunTests
With the "t" parameter I´m able to decide which target should be opened. First I call "Build" and then "RunTests". I see the main things in the output:
Works with several other tools too
Once you understand the basics of MSBuild you are able to call everything working with CMD. I just need to think about a better way how to integrate the Tests into the Buildfile. With many tests you are going to lose the overview with a line like this:
<Exec Command='"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\mstest.exe" /testcontainer:"$(MSBuildStartupDirectory)\OutDir\MsBuildSample.WebApp.Tests.dll" /testcontainer:"$(MSBuildStartupDirectory)\OutDir\AnotherTestProject.dll"' />
If someone has a good idea, please let me now!
I know I´m not writing about something new but I had to google it so I thought you might be interested in it too.