Test Runner Updates in Rider 2020.1 EAP

We’re always excited to ship Rider test runner updates to our early adopters. Developers running the latest Rider 2020.1 EAP may have noticed some positive changes to the unit testing window and the test runner.

Let’s walk through some of the more notable enhancements: reworked toolbars that make working with sessions and individual tests easier, a grouping of various test statuses that help spot which tests need some more attention, and various other updates. Here we go!

Reworked Toolbars

The unit testing toolbar now looks better than it did in previous releases. There are some subtle and not-so-subtle changes in the screenshots below.

On the not-so-subtle side of things, we’ve combined some of the abilities from the top toolbar into the left-hand toolbar. Running the full test session or individual tests can be done from the first two “run” icons on the left. Profiling and debugging tests have been merged under the run all/run one buttons.

Rider 2020.1 Testing Toolbar

In the top toolbar, we’ve added a filter that helps us sift through large lists of unit tests, and helps find those we want to work with. Some additional filtering and grouping actions can also be found in the top toolbar.

Rider 2020.1 Filter Toolbar

Speaking of filtering and grouping…

Grouping of Test Results

Rider now groups “Failed”, “Aborted”, and “Inconclusive” tests together in the toolbar under one icon. This enhancement lets us reason about two logical groups: generally failing tests and passing tests.

Rider 2020.1 merged statuses

When we need a more granular classification, we can ungroup the distinct statuses by toggling Merge Broken Status Filters in the top toolbar. We can see each status separately after unchecking this setting:

Rider 2020.1 merge statuses preview

We can now also group tests by test hierarchy, project structure, projects, namespaces, and much more.

Rider 2020.1 Grouping preview

In addition to the grouping presets, we can customize our own groupings by toggling the provided categories in the order in which we want to hierarchically display our tests. The grouping categories include Target Framework, Project, File System, Namespace, Category, and Duration.

Rider 2020.1 Grouping II

Unit testing has seen many enhancements that we think developers will love. As always, we would love to hear feedback from our early adopters.

Download Rider 2020.1 EAP and give it a try!

About Khalid Abuhakmeh

Khalid Abuhakmeh is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains, focusing on .NET, Azure, and web development technologies. He has been in the business of creating software for nearly 16 years as a writer, open-source contributor, and leader. His hobbies include science, movies, languages, and travel. Follow Khalid on Twitter or check out his personal blog for more great .NET content.
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