Run, monitor, and manage builds for TFS/VSTS from Visual Studio


In Visual Studio 2015:
You can run, monitor, and manage your builds from the Builds page

If you’re not already connected to the team project that you want to work in, then connect to the team project.
Choose Home icon Home, and then choose Builds Icon Builds (Keyboard: Ctrl + 0, B).

Source: Run, monitor, and manage builds

LiteDBViewer: a GUI for LiteDB

LiteDBViewer: LiteDB Viewer is a simple tool that let you open a LiteDB database file and shows its contents; think of it as a GUI for LiteDBShell

LiteDB is a small, fast and lightweight NoSQL embedded (filebased) database, great for prototyping for instance.

Source: falahati/LiteDBViewer: LiteDB Viewer is a simple tool that let you open a LiteDB database file and shows its contents; think of it as a GUI for LiteDBShell

Force xUnit.net to run tests serially

Force to run tests in test projects serially; (for integration or ui type of tests)
Add this to the xunit test project app.config file:

docs:
https://xunit.github.io/docs/configuring-with-xml.html (.NET)
https://xunit.github.io/docs/configuring-with-json.html (.NET core)

 

 

C# .NET Selenium chromedriver.exe no disk in drive e: fix

If you get this alert message when debugging with the Selenium webdriver (v3.2) chromedriver (v2.27):

chromedriver.exe no disk
there is no disk in the drive. please insert a disk into drive e:

For me the problem was related to having an unmounted drive e: (open This PC window and check). If its not possible to unmount through windows right click menu, you can use this CMD: (run as administator):

A simple bat file for this: (remember to run as Administrator):

 

Visual Studio – Trigger a xUnit test run after project build event

To trigger a xUnit test run after a successful build,
add this to the project “Build Events” / “Post-build event command line:”

(You need xUnit runner console nuget package installed for this, above is for the 2.2.0 version).
Will produce something similar to this in the Output window “Build”:

Docs:
https://xunit.github.io/docs/getting-started-desktop.html#run-tests

How do I get NuGet to re-install/update all the packages in the packages.config?

Reinstall all packages in project:
Update-Package -reinstall -Project YourProjectName
Reinstall package “Antlr” in project:
Update-Package -reinstall Antlr -Project YourProjectName

See more here:

The following command will update all packages in every project to the latest version available from nuget.org.
Update-Package
You can also restrict this down to one project.
Update-Package -Project YourProjectName
If you want to reinstall the packages to the same versions as were previously installed then you can use the -reinstall argument with Update-Package command.
Update-Package -reinstall
You can also restrict this down to one project.
Update-Package -reinstall -Project YourProjectName
The -reinstall option will first uninstall and then install the package back again into a project.
Or, you can update the packages using the Manage Packages dialog.

Source: How do I get NuGet to install/update all the packages in the packages.config? – Stack Overflow