Today I stumbled again about this and feel (once more) a bit frustrated about the current version of
MSTest. In theory
Visual Studio VS2008
supports Test-Class-Inheritance. Once you actually start using it, you pretty fast encounter one big limitation:
The test base class must be in the same assembly as the derived test
Mh, is that such an uncommon scenario that it’s not supported? Personally I don’t think so. What about context specification extensions for
Do I need to have a
Specification base class in each test assembly? Oh, c’mon ?!
Just when you think it can’t get worse, you realize that
Tests using Test-Class-Inheritance are NOT EXECUTED when running inside a VS TFS 2008 TeamBuild
Awesome :-( Besides that, we also still have the
*.vsmdi-hell (Replace * with the
name your Solution and a number between 1 and 100 …), but that a different story.
If it was my personal decision I would ditch
MSTest right away. It’ll be interesting to see whether I’m able to convince our
development leads to go down that road …