Test Descriptions in VSTS

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displaced80 on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:42:43


We have a VS2015 Database Project, with an associated Test project.

Our build is configured with a Visual Studio Test step to execute the tests post-build.

This works fine -- tests are executed and the results are visible in VSTS.

However, we've found the visibility of test descriptions to be lacking in VSTS.  Our tests exist to ensure that customer-specific rules are properly implemented in the database project.  As such, the test methods end up with names like EXCL1_Exclude_Customers_Not_In_Main_File.

Whilst we could rephrase them to make them a little more readable, it'd be much better to have a textual description of the test visible in VSTS.  Perhaps in the 'Requirements' area?

Ideally we'd set the test description within the test project itself (e.g. via the Description attribute).  We don't want to have the test description set manually in VSTS.

Any ideas?



Sheethal J S on Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:42:24


Thanks for posting here.

As for as I know it’s a feature ask so I have contacted our technical team for more clarification on this and will get back to you soon with an update.