Bug 12481 - Running unit tests does not automatically build test assembly
Summary: Running unit tests does not automatically build test assembly
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: NUnit ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Low enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-05-30 19:07 UTC by Jen Savage
Modified: 2013-08-09 14:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jen Savage 2013-05-30 19:07:21 UTC
Steps to reproduce:

1) Create a simple test case along the lines of:

		public void NunitWorking() {

2) Run the test, see it pass

3) Modify the test case so that it should fail:

		public void NunitWorking() {

4) Run the test, see it pass.


I am finding that I have to actually restart Xamarin Studio after modifying my code in order for nunit to see the code changes.
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2013-05-31 00:39:41 UTC
You need to recompile the test project - you don't need to restart.
Comment 2 Jen Savage 2013-05-31 09:37:06 UTC
OK building tests works, but I did not need to do that previously.
Comment 3 Mike Krüger 2013-08-02 03:58:30 UTC
Comment 4 Alan McGovern 2013-08-09 13:04:10 UTC
The fix is incorrect. Executing a unit test now ignores the 'Build before execute' option in Xamarin Studio which means large projects have a significant delay when trying to execute a test.


We need to respect the 'Build before execute' option. If this option is unchecked then executing a unit test should not build.
Comment 5 Mike Krüger 2013-08-09 14:42:46 UTC
The option is labeled 'Build before execute' and not 'Build before run tests'.

IMO the tests built in a former version even if build before execute wasn't set. 

I checked VS.NET and in their IDE this setting doesn't change that unit tests are built before they run. I even didn't find any option to turn that off.

We may add another option for that - reusing that doesn't make sense in all cases. 

For example it's against my workflow - I need to rebuild before I re-run tests anyways, running them once is enough (for me). But working on md with build before execute is a no go (I think you know why) ... building is terrible slow.

But really writing/changing tests requires frequent rebuilds, therefore it's annoying in that case to do it manually.

Anyways the original 'bug' is fixed - but I'll think about adding an option for turning it off for unit tests independently.