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The custom MSBuild build tasks that shipped with NCover 3.0 had many differences and improvements from the NCover 2.1 version. Unfortunately, although the <NCover /> task remained backward compatible, the <NCoverExplorer /> task did not. Moreover, while the <NCover /> task is backward compatible, many of the properties were deprecated. This article will explain some of the common pitfalls and 'gotchas' encountered when upgrading from the NCover 2.1 MSBuild tasks to the NCover 3.0 MSBuild tasks.

Migrating an NCover 2.1 task to an NCover 3.0 task




  
  
  
    
    
  
  
  
    
            Assemblies="@(Assemblies)" 
            
            AssemblyList=""
            AutoExclude=""
            
            CommandLineArgs=""
            
            CommandLineExe=""
            CoverageFile=""
            
            CoverageHtmlDirectory=""
            CoverageType=""
            ExcludeAttributes=""
            
            FileExclusionPatterns=""
            LogFile=""
            LogLevel=""
            
            MethodExclusionPatterns=""
            
            ProfiledProcessModule=""
            ProfileIIS=""
            ProfileService=""
            ProjectName=""
            RegisterProfiler=""
            
            ServiceTimeout=""
            
            SymbolSearchPolicy="" // takes an int
                        ToolPath="C:\Dev\NCover\Main\Debug"
            
            TypeExclusionPatterns=""
            WorkingDirectory=""
    />
  
  


The following task is equivalent to the one above and has been completely migrated to the NCover 3.0 format.




  
  
  
    
  
  
  
    
            Assemblies="@(Assemblies)"
            
            IncludeAssemblies=""
            AutoExclude=""
            
            TestRunnerArgs=""
            
            TestRunnerExe=""
            CoverageFile=""
            
            HtmlReportDir=""
            CoverageType=""
            ExcludeAttributes=""
            
            ExcludeFiles=""
            LogFile=""
            LogLevel=""
            
            ExcludeMethods=""
            
            CoverChildProcess=""
            ProfileIIS=""
            ProfileService=""
            ProjectName=""
            RegisterProfiler=""
            
            ServiceTimeout=""
            
            SymbolSearchLocations="Registry, SymbolServer, BuildPath, ExecutingDir"
                        ToolPath="C:\Dev\NCover\Main\Debug"
            
            ExcludeTypes=""
            WorkingDirectory=""
    />
  
  


Migrating an NCover 2.1 task to an NCover 3.0 task




  
  
  
    
    
    
    
  
  
  
    
        
        
            
            Assembly
            *.Tests
        
        
            Assembly
            .*\.Tests
            True
        
    
  
  
  
    
                    CoverageFiles="@(CoverageFiles)"
                    
                    
                    Exclusions="$(CoverageExclusions)"
                    
                    
                    FailCombinedMinimum="true"
                    
                    
                    FailMinimum="true"
                    
                    
                    Filter=""
                    
                    
                    HtmlReportName="htmlreportname.html"
                    MergeFileName=""
                    
                    
                    MinimumCoverage="70"
                    
                    
                    ModuleThresholds="@(ModuleThreshold)"
                    
                    
                    OutputDir=""
                    ProjectName=""
                    
                    
                    ReportType="ModuleClassSummary"
                    
                    
                    SatisfactoryCoverage="80"
                    
                    
                    SatisfactoryFunctionCoverage="96"
                    ShowExcluded="true"
                    
                    
                    Sort=""
                    
                    
                    XmlReportName="xmlreportname.xml"
    />
  
  


The following task is equivalent to the one above and has been completely migrated to the NCover 3.0 format.




  
  
  
    
    
  
  
  
    
        
            Assembly
            *.Tests
        
        
            Assembly
            .*\.Tests
            True
        
    
    
    
        
            SymbolCoverage
            View
            70
        
        
            SymbolCoverage
            Module
            70
        
    
    
    
        
            MethodCoverage
            View
            96
        
        
            SymbolCoverage
            View
            80
        
        
            SymbolCoverage
            MyProject.1.dll
            Module
            75
        
        
            SymbolCoverage
            MyProject.2.dll
            Module
            85
        
    
    
    
        
            SymbolModuleNamespaceClass
            Xml
            xmlreportname.xml
        
        
            SymbolModuleNamespaceClass
            Html
            htmlreportname.html
        
    
  
  
  
    
  
  


Conversion examples: v2.1 "Exclusions" to v3.0 "CoverageFilters"



    
      
          
              Assembly
              *.Tests
          
          
              Assembly
              .*\.Tests
              True
          
      
    

    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
      
          
              Assembly
              *.Tests
          
          
              Assembly
              .*\.Tests
              True
          
      
    

    
        
    





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
      
          
              Assembly
              *.Tests
          
          
              Namespace
              TestNamespace.*
          
          
              Class
              MyNamespace.OutputClasses*
          
      
    

    
        
    



Conversion examples: v2.1 report functionality to v3.0 "Reports"



    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                MethodModuleNamespaceClassMethod
                Xml
                reportforccnet.xml
            
        
    

    
        
                





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolModuleNamespace
                Html
                \summary.xml
            
            
                SymbolModuleNamespace
                Xml
                \summary.html
            
        
    

    
        
    





    
        
                        OutputDir="\coverage\reports\build4356"
                        />
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                FullCoverageReport
                
                
            
        
    

    
        
                         
    



Conversion examples: v2.1 "SatisfactoryCoverage" to v3.0 "SatisfactoryCoverage"



    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                65
            
        
    

    
        
    





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.




    
        
            
                MethodCoverage
                45
            
        
    

    
        
    





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                45
            
            
                MethodCoverage
                100
            
        
    

    
        
    





    
        
        
    

    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                77
            
            
                SymbolCoverage
                Module
                project1.dll
                45
            
            
                SymbolCoverage
                Module
                project2.dll
                67
            
        
    
    

    
        
    





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                77
            
            
                SymbolCoverage
                Module
                project1.dll
                45
            
            
                SymbolCoverage
                Module
                project2.dll
                67
            
        
    

    
        
    



Conversion examples: v2.1 "MinimumCoverage" to v3.0 "MinimumCoverage"



    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                70
            
        
    
                    
    
        
    





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                75
                Module
            
        
    

             
        
    





    
        
    


The v2.0 project above is equivalent to the v3.0 project below.



    
        
            
                SymbolCoverage
                45
            
            
                SymbolCoverage
                Module
                45
            
        
    

    
        
    


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