DescriptionMicrosoft Visual Studio is a testing framework allows used to define and run unit tests to verify and maintain code integerty. The Microsoft Visual Studio Testing plugin integrates with the Microsoft Visual Studio server to gather and parse test data.
Microsoft Visual Studio Testing plugin allows for parsing of MSTest and VSTest data from the Microsoft Visual Studio. Data is uploaded to the HCL Accelerate server using an HTTP Post request.
This plugin requires HCL Accelerate version 2.0 or later.
The following table describes the changes made in each plugin version.
To use the Microsoft Visual Studio Testing plugin, the plugin must be loaded and an instance created. Load the plugin into the HCL Accelerate container if necessary. From the user interface, click Settings > Integrations > Plugins. On the Plugins page, locate the plugin and click Load Plugin. To create an instance, locate the plugin and click Install. The plugin is now listed below those plugins to be installed and available for invoking.
The Microsoft Visual Studio Testing plugin parses unit test result data from the Microsoft Visual Studio Testing server.
Invoking the plugin
To gather data from the Microsoft Visual Studio Testing server, send an HTTP Post request with the data to parse. Whenever a there is a hit to the endpoint, the data is parsed and displayed as metrics in HCL Accelerate. You can use various methods such as Postman, REST calls, CURL, and CI/CD tools like Jenkins to invoke the plugin endpoints.
Invoke using Jenkins
Install the UrbanCode Velocity plugin into your Jenkins server. In your freestyle job or pipeline use the UCV-Upload Metrics File to UrbanCode Velocity step and provide the required fields. This step allows your build job to upload generated coverage results files to HCL Accelerate.
Invoke the plugin using a Rest call
When using a REST call to invoke the Microsoft Visual Studio Testing plugin, it must be a POST method and include the location of the HCL Accelerate quality data endpoint.
The following request sample shows a REST call that you can copy and update as necessary. Key points about the snippet:
- The URL points to the HCL Accelerate quality data endpoint. Update with the server location for your installation of HCL Accelerate.
- The BODY of the call is a multipart/form data. It includes information about the payload.