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General Info




TeamCity License


free for TeamCity Professional and TeamCity Enterprise servers users, closed-source

Plugin Description

Adds the ability to run tests using Microsoft VSTest.Console.


Since TeamCity 9.1, the VSTest console runner is bundled and merged with MSTest runner into the Visual Studio Tests runner. To use the new bundled Visual Studio Tests runner, the VSTest build steps will have to be configured manually.

If you choose to continue using the VSTest.Console Runner plugin after upgrade to TeamCity 9.1, no changes are required.


(since TeamCity 8.0)

  • supports VSTest 2012 and 2013
  • supports auto-detection of Visual Studio installations as well as manual settings
  • automatically imports test results into TeamCity

(since TeamCity 9.0)

  • supports real time tests reporting (through custom test logger)

(since TeamCity 9.1 EAP1)

  • supports VSTest 2015 (14.0)

Installation instructions:

  • Download compatible version (regularly updated with each TeamCity release). It is recommended to re-download and update the plugin with each TeamCity upgrade.
  • Follow plugin installation instructions

Using real-time test reporting (v9.0+)

VSTest.Console supports custom loggers, i.e. libraries that can handle events that are occurring when tests are being executed. For TeamCity 9.0.x there exists a custom logger that provides real time test reporting.
Logger must be installed manually on agent machine, as it requires dlls to be copied in Extensions folder of VSTest.Console. Installation of custom logger does not require agent restart.

  • Download the custom logger
  • Extract the contents of the downloaded archive on the agent machine:
    • for VisualStudio 2015 - to PROGRAM_FILES\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\Extensions
    • for VisualStudio 2013 - to PROGRAM_FILES\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\Extensions
    • for VisualStudio 2012 - to PROGRAM_FILES\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\Extensions
  • Check that the custom logger was installed correctly by executing vstest.console.exe /ListLoggers in the console on agent machine. If the logger was installed correctly, you will see the logger with FriendlyName TeamCity listed:

    Uri: logger://TeamCityLogger
    FriendlyName: TeamCity

  • To enable real time test reporting, go to VSTest.Console step in your build configuration and enable Use real-time test reporting option

TeamCity Version

Build Number

Plugin Archive

TeamCity Logger






The plugin is compatible with TeamCity 8.1 and newer

Plugin Development Status

Since TeamCity 9.1 vstest.console runner has been merged into TeamCity Visual Studio Tests runner. Please use bundled runner

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