Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Silverlight Assault Course Announced

It's official the NxtGenUG Southampton Silverlight Assault Course date has been announced, find out more here. It's all going to be taking place on Saturday 26th July 2008 at the Immediacy premises in Poole, Dorset.

If you are interested in learning all about Silverlight 2.0 then this is the day for you, it will be packed full of short presentation sessions and plenty of hands on labs with some experts such as Richard Costall, Chris Hay and Mike Bonner all kicking about to lend a hand where necessary.

This event is going to be full of great content and off course there will be loads of pizza and swag to boot, so for a mere £40 this is an absolute steal, sign up now and don't miss out as spaces are limited.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Changing a Class Library Project to a Test Project

I was moving some unit tests between assemblies today so that we could isolate some smoke tests from the more scenario type watin tests and for some reason MS Test wasn't picking up the tests contained within my new assembly.

It then dawned on me I hadn't created a Test Project using  the File | New | Project wizard, I had created a Class Library instead. So I simply needed to change the project type of the new assembly, I searched high an low for a way to do this in VS2008 with no luck, if anyone can point me in the direction of doing this via the IDE I would be grateful.


Anyway, I changed the project type the old fashioned way by editing the XML, select the Edit Project File option from the context menu on an existing Test Project, in the XML look for something that looks like this :


Copy this, then go to your Class Library project select the Edit Project File option on the context menu and insert the project type guid xml section. Next just reload the projects back into VS2008 and you will have all of the unit tests from the Class Library assembly available to run.