Remove Visual Studio Dependencies from MSTest
I can't stand the idea of having to install Visual Studio on a build server. MSTest should be standalone like NUnit (or any other test frameworks).
Migrated to Visual Studio UserVoice: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/14219358-remove-visual-studio-dependencies-from-mstest
MSTest is already can be installed separately and no VS installation is required on build server
This isn't an ASP.NET issue and should be addressed to Visual Studio
Lachlan B commented
THIS. Drives me crazy. Should be able to directly link to the DLL(s), not have to install more stuff on my build box.
Michael Paterson commented
Am I missing something? Just install the MSTest bits.
Ed Blankenship commented
Sounds like a good suggestion for the Team Test product group instead of the ASP.NET product group.
I actually disagree though. I'm okay with MSTest being in the box and supported as a first-class citizen. I'm also okay with third-party testing frameworks being able to essentially implement whatever is necessary in a provider-like model to work seamlessly inside Visual Studio, Team Build, etc.
Marnix van Valen commented
It would be great through if MSTest was available as a separate installer, just like the remote debugging setup. Right now it's possible to copy the required files to a build server but that's a real pain.