Saturday, 31 December 2016

C# Xamarin Studio - SpecFlow configuration, creating sample feature file, step defintion and execution.

Download and install latest version of Xamarin Studio from

Download SpecFlow addin for Xamarin Studio 6 from

Xamarin Studio addin for SpecFlow is downloaded.

Open the Xamarin Studio and 
select 'Tools' -> 'Add-ins'

Click 'Install from file' button.

Open the location of file downloaded(i.e. specflow addin file 'TechTalk.SpecFlow.TechTalk.SpecFlow_1.9.1.0.mpack')
   Click 'Open' button.

 Click 'Install' button.

Open the Xamarin Studio, Create the new solution

 New Project dialog is opened,
    select 'Other > Miscellaneous > General > SpecFlow NUnit Library Project' to select SpecFlow template for project.

Enter project name and click 'Create' button.
   ex- project name: FirstSpecFlowTest  
Feature file is created(i.e. default feature file is created)

Select 'View' -> 'Design' to view solution explorer.

Add package 'Xamarin.UITest' from Nuget package to the project.  
       Search for 'Xamarin.UITest', select checkbox for 'Xamarin.UITest' and click 'Add Package'.

'Xamarin.UITest' is installed and added to project package.

Select 'View' -> 'Test' to open 'Unit Test Window'

 If 'Unit Test' pad is not opened, then select 'View' -> 'Pads' -> 'Unit Tests' to view 'Unit Test' pad.

Two files are present(i.e. created)
     Test.feature -> Feature file
     TestSteps.cs -> Step definitions file

Build Project

Run Test in 'Unit Test'

Test Result

Add Console.Writeline(....) in step definition methods.
    Note: Console.Writeline(...) is added for only test demo purpose, in real time there will be some logic/implementation is added instead of Console.Writeline(...) in step definition methods.

Build the project and run the test again

Open the 'Application Output', by selecting 'View' -> 'Pads' -> 'Application Output'
    View the output of Console.Writeline(....) in 'Application Output'     


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