TestContext Class

Used to store information that is provided to unit tests.

Inheritance Hierarchy

Object
Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting.TestContext

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public MustInherit Class TestContext
public abstract class TestContext
public ref class TestContext abstract
[<AbstractClass>]
type TestContext =  class end
public abstract class TestContext

The TestContext type exposes the following members.

Constructors

Name Description
Protected method TestContext Initializes a new instance of an object that derives from the TestContext class.

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Properties

Name Description
Public property CurrentTestOutcome You can use this property in a TestCleanup method to determine the outcome of a test that has run.
Public property DataConnection When overridden in a derived class, gets the current data connection when the test is used for data driven testing.
Public property DataRow When overridden in a derived class, gets the current data row when test is used for data driven testing.
Public property DeploymentDirectory Gets the directory for files deployed for the test run. This property typically contains a subdirectory of TestRunDirectory.
Public property FullyQualifiedTestClassName Gets the fully-qualified name of the class that contains the test method that is currently running.
Public property Properties When overridden in a derived class, gets the test properties.
Public property RequestedPage Gets the requested page.
Public property ResultsDirectory Gets the top-level directory that contains test results and test result directories for the test run. This is typically a subdirectory of TestRunDirectory.
Public property TestDeploymentDir Gets the path to the test deployment directory. Deprecated. Use DeploymentDirectory instead.
Public property TestDir Gets the path to the test directory. Deprecated. Use TestRunDirectory instead.
Public property TestLogsDir Gets the path to the test log directory. Deprecated. Use TestRunResultsDirectory instead.
Public property TestName Gets the test name.
Public property TestResultsDirectory Gets the directory for the test result files.
Public property TestRunDirectory Gets the top-level directory for the test run that contains deployed files and result files.
Public property TestRunResultsDirectory Gets the top-level directory for the test run result files. This property typically contains a subdirectory of ResultsDirectory.

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Methods

Name Description
Public method AddResultFile When overridden in a derived class, adds a file name to the list in TestResult.ResultFileNames.
Public method BeginTimer When overridden in a derived class, begins a timer with the specified name.
Public method EndTimer When overridden in a derived class, ends a timer with the specified name.
Public method Equals Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method WriteLine When overridden in a derived class, used to write trace messages while the test is running.

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Fields

Name Description
Public fieldStatic member AspNetDevelopmentServerPrefix Represents the prefix for ASP.NET Development Server.

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Remarks

This class cannot be instantiated. Do not create a class that inherits from this class. For more information, see Using the TestContext Class.

For an example of how you can use TestContext to create a data-driven unit test, see How To: Create a Data-Driven Unit Test.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also

Reference

Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting Namespace

Other Resources

Using the TestContext Class