How to interpret the results
This section assumes that you enabled the Generate HTML Report option in the Code Coverage window or passed the
generateHtmlReport option in
-coverageOptions on the command line. If you're running the tests in the editor, a file viewer window will open up containing the coverage report once the test run has been finished. If you're running the tests from the command line, navigate to the
-coverageResultsPath location with your file viewer. Open the
Report folder then open
index.htm in a web browser. This shows a summary of the coverage results from the tests.
The summary view is divided into several sections: Summary, Coverage History, Risk Hotspots and Coverage.
This section shows a brief summary of the coverage results including the number of asseblies, classes, files and lines that were processed. The most important value is the Line Coverage which shows the current coverage percentage of all coverable lines.
Here you will see a graph showing the total percantage coverage for every test run for this project. Aim to keep this percentage as high as possible. If it is decreasing, consider writing more tests to improve your coverage.
This section will only appear if you enabled the Cyclomatic Complexity option in the Code Coverage window or passed the
enableCyclomaticComplexity option in
-coverageOptions on the command line. In this section, you will see information about any methods that have a Cyclomatic Compexity score that is greater than 15. The Cyclomatic Complexity score is a value that is based on the number of paths that can be taken through a method. The score will tend to be higher if a method has a large number of
switch statements. For more detailed information see the Wikipedia entry on Cyclomatic Complexity.
Note: NPath Complexity and Crap Score calculations are not implemented at present so will always appear as zero. If there are any methods with a very high Cyclometric Complexity score, consider re-factoring the method to reduce its complexity.
By default, this shows a list of the assemblies that have been covered together with some stats showing how well covered they are. Select the + button next to the assembly name to see a list of the classes or structs within the assembly and their associated coverage data. To see more detailed information for a particular class, select its name in the list.
Similar to the Summary section of the previous page, this section shows some brief statistics for the selected class. The most important value is the Line Coverage percentage. Setect the < button in the top left hand corner to return to the previous screen.
This shows a graph of the coverage percentage of the class/struct over time. Try to keep this value as high as you can. Make sure that as you add new code the coverage percentage is maintained by adding more tests.
The metrics section displays a list of the methods and properties of the class, along with each method's Cyclomatic Complexity and Sequence Coverage scores. Currently, the NPath Complexity, Branch Coverage and Crap Score aren't calculated, so will always appear as zero.
The File(s) section shows the C# source code for the selected class. Each line will be colored either green or red depending on whether the line was covered or not. The number in the left column indicates the number of times that the line was executed during the tests or the Coverage Recording session.