mstest with config files requires vs2008 prompt first

I'm unable to run mstest directly on my tests without first starting the Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt. (DeploymentItem configuration file are not successfully located at runtime)

This is preventing me from setting up the profiler to profile my unit tests.

mstest /testcontainer:XXXX.dll /test:myWCFclientTest

Is there some way I can call vsvars.bat before I start executing my unit tests via mstest.exe ?


  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Thanks for your question. ANTS Profiler doesn't have any pre/post profiling action capability, but if it were me, I would make sure "profile child processes" is switched on, create a single batch file that runs everything you need and tell profiler to profile a desktop application and point it at cmd.exe.

    c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe /c "mytest.bat"
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