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Grunt plugin to run Machine.Specfication tests

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.2

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-dotnet-mspec --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "mspec" task


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named mspec to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  mspec: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here. 
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here. 



Type: String Default value: ``

A string value pointing to the mspec tools folder (this folder should contain the mspec-clr4.exe etc.).


Type: String Default value: reports/mspec

A string value pointing to the folder where the reports should be generated.


Type: Boolean Default value: true

A boolean value indicating if time related info should be shown in the html report.


Type: String Default value: anycpu Possible values: anycpu|x86

A string value indicating what platform to use for running the tests

Usage Examples

The toolsPath in this example points to the mspec nuget package tools folder. The report will be stored in the reports folder relative to your grunt file. The specs target will execute all dll's ending with Spec.dll located in all bin/Debug folders within the test/src folder.

  mspec: {
    options: {
      toolsPath: 'test/src/packages/Machine.Specifications.0.6.2/tools',
      output: 'reports/mspec'
    specs: {
      src: ['test/src/**/bin/Debug/*Specs.dll']


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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