AltCover 7.6.812

A cross-platform pre-instrumenting code coverage tool set for .net/.net core and Mono

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# 7.6.812 (Genbu series release 15)
* [VISUALIZER] Move the global tool to the new 0.10 AvaloniaUI release
* Monitor API
 * [BUGFIX] Harden the monitor API `TryGetVisitTotals` against race conditions in multi-threaded tests
 * Publish the AltCover.Monitor API as API (i.e. under `lib/`) in the main package `altcover` as well as in `altcover.api` (but not in ``; global tools aren't library compatible to be accessed through a `package add` reference).  It's there next to the PowerShell assembly (per `altcover ImportModule`) if you want to manually link to it, though
 * Support writing unit tests involving the API back to `net20` as well as `netstandard2.0`
* Add `--jsonReport` option (and equivalents) to output the NCover or OpenCover data in a minified JSON format, like the existing `--lcovReport` option does for that format.  The JSON is a direct map of the XML, with values appropriately typed.
* Add a `ConvertTo-CoverageJson` cmdlet and a `ConvertToJson` toolkit API to post-precess existing NCover/OpenCover reports

# 7.5.809 (Genbu series release 14)
* [NEW] AltCover.Monitor API to track current coverage from running unit tests.  Current implementation requires `dotnet test`, or other command-line testing with `--defer` set, in which the cumulative visit numbers are available, rather than everything having been dumped to file instead.
* [BUGFIX] In OpenCover format output, only emit `<File />` records relevant to the respective module, not for all source files encountered so far.

# 7.4.808 (Genbu series release 13)
* [BUGFIX] In some use cases, the error `The "AltCover.ContingentCopy" task was not given a value for the required parameter "FileName".` could be provoked by `dotnet test` (Issue #113)
* Extend  to other Build Action types (at least all those that my VS2019 Community Edition was prepared to mention) the "If `/p:AltCoverInPlace` is not `true`, then copy all files in the project included as `<[Action] Include="./[some subdirectory]/..."` with `CopyToOutputDirectory` of `Always` or `PreserveNewest` to the appropriate relative location wrt the intrumented files" behaviour added for the `None` action in the previous release.  File an issue report if you have yet another build action type that you need copying for a not-in-place test scenario.

# 7.4.807 (Genbu series release 12)
* [MAYBE BREAKING] Set `InPlace` default to `false` uniformly across the API
 * Add `dotnet test` command line option `/p:AltCoverInPlace=true|false` (default false)
 * If  `/p:AltCoverInPlace=true` then `/p:AltCoverForce=true` has its pre-v7.3.805 meaning
 * Wire up "InPlace" to the Fake `DotNet.test` driver for the above
 * If `/p:AltCoverInPlace` is not `true`, then copy all files in the project included as `<None Include="./[some subdirectory]/..."` with `CopyToOutputDirectory` of `Always` or `PreserveNewest` to the appropriate relative location wrt the intrumented files
 * **NB** `/p:AltCoverInPlace=true` will not play well with the concurrent instrument-and-test behaviour of `dotnet test [multipletestprojects].sln /p:AltCover="true" --output [commonArtifactsFolder]`
* Allow `--callContext` and `--single` together, which will log at most one visit _per context_ per location, not just one visit per location

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
8.0.816 852 2/19/2021
8.0.815 547 2/16/2021
7.6.812 4,502 1/24/2021
7.5.809 894 1/17/2021
7.4.808 916 1/13/2021
7.3.806 376 1/7/2021
7.2.801 1,098 12/7/2020
7.1.795 7,645 11/9/2020
7.0.773 23,303 6/3/2020