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Generating Test Containers

How to generate a Test Container

If you have already developed your installer you have to make it available to the portal. The portal expects a .testcontainer file created out of your test case. The container consists of:
  • Images associated with your installer project
  • Installers DLLs (the code you have written in Visual Studio)
To generate such a container simply :
  • Open the Visual Studio Solution Explorer
  • Right click on the Test Case Project
  • Select the context menu
  • Select the Generate installer test container option
A successful generation of the test container will be also indicated in the Visual Studio output section as follows:
Container was successfully created. C:\Projects\MyFirstTrioSolution\MyFirstSoftware_V1_0_Installer\bin\Debug\PortalUpload\MyFirstSoftware_V1_0_Installer_20190506_162758.testcontainer

Test Container file

The test container file name is always named according to the following schema
Therefore the following installer container MyFirstSoftware_V1_0_Installer_20190506_162758.testcontainer can be decoded as follows:
  • SW Name for which the installer is created: MyFirstSoftware
  • SW Version: 1.0
  • Generation Date: 2019-05-06
  • Generation Time: 16:27:58
The next chapter (Publishing Installers) explains how to make the testcontainer available in the Portal.