Test Explore is not showing the method names in VS Enterprise 2015 RRS feed

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  • Test Explore is not showing the method names in VS Enterprise 2015

    Note: This is working perfectly fine with a local installation.

    OS: Windows 10

    Workaround Tried:


    >>Windows update is up to date

    >>Product update for Azure is Done

    >>Project Build is given. 

    Version Details:


    Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015
    Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 4.7.03062

    Installed Version: Enterprise

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    Friday, January 18, 2019 11:56 AM

All replies

  • Hi Sabeer,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    1. As for my test results using unit test project (or coded ui test), the test method names can be identified well by test explore in VS2015.(Note: Sometimes the names won’t show unless we rebuild the solution successfully.)

    Please make sure the test method is “public, no input parameters, no return values(void)” like what shows below:


    public void MyTestMethod( ){ //code the actions here.}

    After that, rebuild your solution with success, then your method names will show in test explorer after several seconds.

    2. And if you use third-party frameworks, please share more info about it(project, simple sample about code) here, so that I can check it directly for you.

    If I have any misunderstanding, feel free to contact us. Looking forward to your reply!

    Best regards.

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    Monday, January 21, 2019 9:38 AM