Test requires a file that should be in subfolder of output folder

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18 Sep, 2015 08:58 PM

...but it appears that somehow the file is copied to the bin folder instead of bin\TestFiles.

How does AppVeyor work after build? It appears to copy all output files to the bin folder without any structure.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 18 Sep, 2015 09:14 PM

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    Have you tried building locally using the same command line as on AppVeyor? AppVeyor does not alter the way standard msbuild works.

    Also, to allow me to check the log of your private project [email blocked] should be added to collaborators on https://ci.appveyor.com/team

  2. 2 Posted by allan.smith on 18 Sep, 2015 09:46 PM

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    Building and running our tests works fine locally.
    One of our tests needs to access a file that is 'copied to output'. Locally it ends up in a TestFiles subfolder, but in AppVeyor, the file is in the c:\projects\{projectname}\bin\ folder.

    You have access.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 18 Sep, 2015 09:51 PM

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    What's the name of those files that should be copied to "TestFiles" directory?

  4. 4 Posted by allan.smith on 18 Sep, 2015 10:14 PM

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    It is part of the Bobcat.Shared.Tests and Bobcat.Uninstaller.Tests
    projects. They are effectively the same file, with the Uninstaller project
    linking to the file under Shared, but both of Copy To Output in the project

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 18 Sep, 2015 11:17 PM

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    Could please send your local build log too? Thanks!

    - Feodor

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 19 Sep, 2015 12:37 AM

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