Specifying results filename for vstest.console.exe

EDIT: See @AnaFranco’s answer – apparently since VS2017 the file name can be configured like so: vstest.console.exe [assembly] /logger:trx;LogFileName=[filename].trx I’ll leave the old answer for posterity and pre-2017 versions. Nope, you’re not missing anything. The TRX logger doesn’t support any parameters (unlike the TFS publisher logger). The logger assembly is located in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft … Read more

How do I create an InstallShield LE project to install a windows service?

For Visual Studio 2012 & InstallShield LE, do the following: Run through the InstallShield project assistant and add the primary output of your service to the Application files section. After you are done with the project assistant, double click the “Files” item under step two of the setup project. Right click on the primary output … Read more

Using SSIS BIDS with Visual Studio 2012 / 2013

Welcome to Microsoft Marketing Speak hell. With the 2012 release of SQL Server, the BIDS, Business Intelligence Designer Studio, plugin for Visual Studio was renamed to SSDT, SQL Server Data Tools. SSDT is available for 2010 and 2012. The problem is, there are two different products called SSDT. There is SSDT which replaces the database … Read more

How do I truly reset every setting in Visual Studio 2012?

Visual Studio has multiple flags to reset various settings: /ResetUserData – (AFAICT) Removes all user settings and makes you set them again. This will get you the initial prompt for settings again, clear your recent project history, etc. /ResetSettings – Restores the IDE’s default settings, optionally resets to the specified VSSettings file. /ResetSkipPkgs – Clears … Read more