Running BizTalk Unit Tests in a TFS Automated Build

Posted: August 1, 2012  |  Categories: BizTalk Uncategorized
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 Since BizTalk 2009, BizTalk has had unit tests for Schemas, Maps and Pipelines.  I have recently been trying to incorporate these unit tests into my BizTalk Demo Project (instructions can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd257907)

The test were working fine on my local development machine, but when I ran them as part of my TFS BizTalk automated build and test, they failed with the following error:

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The error said: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file ‘Microsoft.BizTalk.TOM.resources’.  So I searched the internet for the cause, I found several blog post that said to add a reference to the Microsoft.BizTalk.TOM.dll to my project, but that did not sound correct.

As part of running the wizard that create the test, it created a Local.testsettings, so I had a look at this file, in the host tab I found

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This was the 1st clue I had to what was going wrong in the automated build, I then opened my Build Definition, in the Automated Tests settings under 2. Basic, I found that the TestSettings File was not specified, so I added the Local.testsettings file to my build definition.

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I then queued another build for my BizTalk Demo Project and the unit testing now worked.

One other issue that I ran into with the BizTalk Unit Testing is that it requires files to be used as part of the testing and there is a difference in where the files are located between the local testing and the testing in the automated builds, soadded the following code to my test.

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Notice that the difference is on the build server you need to add another level Sources.

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