msbyuva msbyuva - 23 days ago 10
C# Question

How to get TestCategory for a Testcase using C#, Visual Studio MS Test

I am looking to find Test Category of a testcase at runtime using c#. I am using MSTEST, TestContext does not have any information related to TestCategory, I want to capture/log TestCategory information. In my case I have multiple TestCATEGORIES assigned to a testcase.. Example

BaseTest will have Initialization and CleanUp methods..

[TestClass]
public class CustomerTest : BaseTest
{
[TestMethod]
[TestCategory("Smoke")]
[TestCategory("regression")]
public void Login()

Answer

You can use reflection to get the attributes inside a test method like this:

[TestMethod]
[TestCategory("Smoke")]
[TestCategory("regression")]
public void Login()
{
    var method = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod();
    foreach(var attribute in (IEnumerable<TestCategoryAttribute>)method
        .GetCustomAttributes(typeof(TestCategoryAttribute), true))
    {
        foreach(var category in attribute.TestCategories)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(category);
        }
    }
    var categories = attribute.TestCategories;  
}

If you want to get the categories at another place than inside the test method you can use

var method = typeof(TheTestClass).GetMethod("Login");

to get the method base and get the attributes as described above.

Source: How do you Read the value of an attribute in a Method

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