NCover Updates For Desktop & Bolt

ncover_product_update_blogWe have released several important NCover updates during the months of March and April. These updates reflect improvements across the entire product line with a heavy emphasis on NCover Bolt and NCover Desktop. The current version is V5.0.2953.994. A full list of what is included can be found on our Release Notes page. We recommend all users upgrade immediately to benefit from these improvements.  All NCover users with a current subscription can receive these updates at no charge.

Improved Bolt Performance & Stability

This release contains over a dozen individual fixes with major improvements in Bolt start-up time, resource usage, performance and general stability and reliability. All users of Bolt, NCover’s Visual Studio extension, will benefit from significant speed improvements during the preparation of test runs and the loading of tests, the collection of coverage data and post-run aggregation. In addition, we have made several fundamental changes to improve its stability and reliability when handling large test runs.

Updates to Bolt User Interface

There are also multiple improvements to the Bolt user experience, including improved feedback during collection. Users will receive additional and more detailed feedback regarding the status of Bolt, the status of test runs and when exceptions occur.

Code Central Detailed HTML Report

This release implements a fix to better handle executions with duplicate modules. Users of Desktop and Code Central can now generate, either through the command line or the GUI, a summary HTML report.  Code Central users can also generate a fully self-contained HTML report that can be distributed across teams or to other individuals. You can review available options for sharing coverage results in Code Central here.

Improved Stability For Multiple App Domains

There’s now improved reliability for applications that use multiple app domains, and a fix for isolated cases that resulted in dropped coverage. If you have any questions about your specific situation, or are interested in best practices for working with multiple app domains, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Over 47 Individual Fixes, Additions and Enhancements

We have been extremely busy improving the Bolt and Visual Studio experience and implementing user requests.  We appreciate all of the feedback our customers have provided and we believe you will be pleased with the results in the latest version of NCover.

As a reminder, the easiest way to update your install of NCover is either with the auto-update feature or through the Visual Studio gallery update.  If you need any assistance with your upgrade, please submit a technical support request and we will be happy to walk you through the process.


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