SpecFlow Living Documentation VSTS Extension
SpecFlow is the defacto BDD tool for .NET programmers – and if you are using both SpecFlow and Visual Studio Team Services then this article is for you.
There is a new VSTS extension called SpecFlow+LivingDoc that provides a simple build task that will generate documentation from your feature files.
Here is a quick run-down of the steps to use the extension…
- Get a trial license key from SpecFlow to try this out, or buy a license
- Add the SpecFlow+LivingDoc VSTS Extension
- Go to a build that has feature files and add the “Utilities -> SpecFlow+ build step”. Choose the project file that contains feature files.
- Run the build
When the build is complete, the searchable feature files are made available in the “Test” link in the main menu, so head to “Test -> SpecFlow+” to see the results.
Note! The first time you open up this screen and choose a feature, you’ll see a prompt to add a license key. Look for the text “evaluation” in the top right corner and click it to enter the license details.
The features listed can be explored, or searched – and are displayed colour-coded to aid readability.
This is a great way to make your features business-visible.