Visual Studio Test Controller component directory

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The tables on this page list the IDs that you can use to install Visual Studio from the command line, or that you can specify as a dependency in a VSIX manifest. We'll add additional components when we release updates to Visual Studio.

Also note the following about the page:

  • Each workload has its own section, followed by the workload ID and a table of the components that are available for the workload.
  • By default, the Required components will be installed when you install the workload.
  • If you choose to, you can also install the Recommended and Optional components.
  • We've also added a section that lists the additional components that are not affiliated with any workload.

When you set dependencies in your VSIX manifest, you must specify Component IDs only. Use the tables on this page to determine the minimum component dependencies. In some scenarios, this might mean that you specify only one component from a workload. In other scenarios, it might mean that you specify multiple components from a single workload or multiple components from multiple workloads. For more information, see the How to: Migrate extensibility projects to Visual Studio 2017 page.

For more information about how to use these IDs, see the Use command-line parameters to install Visual Studio 2017 page. And, for a list of workload and component IDs for other products, see the Visual Studio workload and component IDs page.

Test Controller

ID: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.TestController

Description: Distribute automated tests to multiple machines

Components included by this workload

Component ID Name Version Dependency type
Microsoft.VisualStudio.ComponentGroup.TestTools.TestController Test Controller core features 15.6.27309.0 Required

Unaffiliated components

These are components that are not included with any workload, but may be selected as an individual component.

Component ID Name Version
n/a n/a n/a

Support or troubleshooting

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