Visual Studio Test Platform is the runner and engine that powers test explorer and vstest.console.
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Latest commit e8f32e2 Feb 24, 2017 @codito codito committed on GitHub Extract localize as a separate target. (#541)
* Extract localize as a separate target.

Removed workaround for imports. Removed download of netcoreapp1.1 shared framework
since it is already part of latest dotnet-cli builds.

* Remove extra ItemGroup element added for diagnosis.


The Visual Studio Test Platform is an open and extensible test platform that enables running tests, collect diagnostics data and report results. The Test Platform supports running tests written in various test frameworks, and using a pluggable adapter model. Based on user-choice, the desired test framework and its corresponding adapter can be acquired as a vsix or as NuGet package as the case may be. Adapters can be written in terms of a public API exposed by the Test Platform.

The Test Platform currently ships as part Visual Studio 2017, and in the .NET Core Tools Preview 3.

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There are many ways to contribute to VSTest



VSTest can be built from within Visual Studio or from the CLI.

Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


VSTest platform is licensed under the MIT license


For details on our planned features and future direction please refer to our roadmap.