Confused about the type of file youre seeing from NCover? Youre probably not the first. NCover outputs all of its files as XML and/or HTML. File names and extensions might seem misleading. Heres a summary of Coverage and Report XMLs, as well as a list of all NCover files below.
Raw coverage data (XML format only) that NCover.Console outputs. These files are either read by NCover.Explorer or are used to generate stand-alone reports. They are not reports themselves. They facilitate reporting.
Reorganized coverage data (XML and/or HTML format) that reports on only the items selected by the chosen report type. These files can be viewed in a browser (HTML) or parsed for data extraction when creating custom reports (XML). To parse the XML, see our report file definition: http://docs.ncover.com/kb/ncover-trend-and-report-file-definition/. For all report types, see http://docs.ncover.com/kb/reports-available-in-ncover-classic-and-ncover-complete/.
|Project||XML||.ncproj||Saves a project setup for NCover Explorer.||See http://docs.ncover.com/how-to/getting-started/.
|Settings||XML||.xml||Saves a project setup to be run on the command line by passing the file as an argument to NCover.Console||Created from the script helper in NCover Explorer. Select 'NCover Settings' and copy/paste XML into a new file.|
|Coverage||XML||.nccov||A single run of coverage for a given project.||Typically stored in a coverage directory with the project.|
|Report||XML / HTML||.xml / .html||Formatted coverage numbers for viewing data||http://docs.ncover.com/kb/ncover-trend-and-report-file-definition/ & http://docs.ncover.com/kb/reports-available-in-ncover-classic-and-ncover-complete/|
|Trend||XML||.trend||A library of accumulated coverage on a given project that can show percentage trends over time||http://docs.ncover.com/how-to/tracking-code-coverage-trends/
|Log||XML||.log||Records all events during a single coverage run. Can be helpful in debugging problems.||To generate a log file, use either NCover Explorer or the command line. From the Explorer window, click 'Project Actions' > 'Project Options' > 'Project Settings' > 'Output Options' to generate a log file in the working folder. On the command line, enter the following along with your regular call to NCover: //l [file name] //ll 'Verbose'.|