Can I use mstest.exe without installing Visual Studio?

It is possible to run mstest.exe without visual studio. Download one of the Agents for Visual Studio ISO’s below and install the Test Agent on the server: Visual Studio 2019 Visual Studio 2017 (127MB disk space, less than that for download) Visual Studio 2015 and older: visit https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/older-downloads/ and follow the instructions This installs everything … Read more

How can I run NUnit tests in Visual Studio 2017?

Add the NUnit test adapter NuGet package to your test projects 2.* (https://www.nuget.org/packages/NUnitTestAdapter/) 3.* (https://www.nuget.org/packages/NUnit3TestAdapter/) Or install the Test Adapter Visual¬†Studio extension. There is one for 2.* (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=NUnitDevelopers.NUnitTestAdapter) 3.* (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=NUnitDevelopers.NUnit3TestAdapter). I prefer the NuGet package, because it will be in sync with the NUnit version used by your project and will thus automatically match the … Read more

Changing Ctrl + Tab behavior for moving between documents in Visual Studio

In Visual Studio 2015 (as well as previous versions of VS, but you must install Productivity Power Tools if you’re using VS2013 or below), there are two new commands in Visual Studio: Window.NextTab and Window.PreviousTab Just go remap them from Ctrl+Alt+PageUp/Ctrl+Alt+PageDown to Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab in: Menu Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Keyboard Note: In earlier … Read more

Could not find required file ‘setup.bin’

With Process Monitor I found that, right before trying to access the path, a DLL is used to retrieve this path. The following may be borderline legal, but I’d like to share my findings anyway. The DLL is located at C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Microsoft.Build.Tasks.v4.0.dll and the class being used is Microsoft.Build.Tasks.Deployment.Bootstrapper.BootstrapperBuilder. Using your favourite disassembly tool, you can … Read more