Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2: My 5 Minutes Impressions

October 25, 2009

So I just installed VS 2010 beta 2, played with it for 5 whole minutes, and I have to say it looks pretty damn good. Performance was horrid on Beta 1, but now it seems to be much improved. Startup time is still too long if you ask me. Opening the Fonts and Colors dialog is still the slowest thing in the world. But the Add Reference dialog opens really fast! Finally they realized it is better to default on the project reference tab there. ...
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Running VSTS tests without mstest.exe

October 21, 2009

I’ve been looking at ways to run VSTS tests without using the actual Visual Studio testing framework. It all started when I wanted to integrate code-coverage in our TeamCity daily build. All the solutions I found were using the NUnit runner for this, and while I could have used mstest.exe to run the tests when I’m gathering code-coverage, I didn’t want to. Why? Well, because: TeamCity doesn’t use it to run the tests, so I might get different result from the regular test-run and the code-coverage test-run. It requires me to install...