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In software development, we have code + unit tests. Sometimes I forget to the run unit tests, or maybe I'm too lazy to run them.

I'm looking for a tool that runs unit tests automatically when I have changed code and notifies me if I broke a test.

The tool

  • must run on Windows 10
  • must be compatible with MSTest
  • must support .NET (C#)
  • might be a plugin to Visual Studio (2015 and higher at least) or be a standalone tool

Ideally (optional)

  • it will not disturb me much, i.e. performance-wise. Perhaps it can only run the tests that are affected by the code change and not all the tests all the time.
  • supports other unit test frameworks such as NUnit
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NCrunch is the tool of my choice.

It's a commercial tool at a price of $159 for a named user license (at the time of writing, of course).

Even some optional features are fulfilled:

  • Thomas, you might also want to set up Jenkins to build & run unit tests on a regular basis or on a version control commit (you also ought to be able to do it when a file is saved). Of course, if you already paid $159 ... But Jenkins is helpful for other stuff, like automatically performing static code analysis, checking code coverage of unit tests, checking for memory leaks, etc, etc – Mawg Jan 17 at 11:03

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