TIP: Reassign keyboard shortcuts, when using TDD with Microsoft Visual Studio and TestDriven.Net

If you are using TDD in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and apply that red – green – refactor thingie, you want your tests to execute as fast as possible. Well MSTEST in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 is known to be a snail, so for TDD in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 you probably want to use external tools like ReSharper, TestDriven.Net  etc.

 

To further improve the speed I reassign the keyboard shortcuts:

  • CTRL + Q to run the current test(s) in context without debugger.
  • CTRL + W to run the current test(s) in context with debugger.

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Notes

  • By the way, in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 there is a tremendous performance improvement in running unit test, so you might want to look at that.
  • An other tip: don’t use CTRL + S (to save code), instead use CTRL + Q to save, compile and run tests on your code at once.

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