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# C++ Set Up GTest for TDD. C++, VS

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Before I will start I want to advise you to read this book: The Art of Unit Testing: with examples in C#. Yes, as you can see this book contains examples in C# but it is not important. This book contain very useful and important information how to write unit tests.

I made an example of project in VS 2015: SortFunctions.zip  This project will show you how set up Google Test in Visual Studio and run simple unit tests.

Note. If you have another version of VS then before you will run unit tests you need to select VS 2017, like in this screenshot:

Spoiler

Google Test library is included in the project as source folder and it is placed in "Libs" folder. You need to:

• open the solution. The solution is file with name: "SortFunctions.sln"
• select your version of VS, for example VS 2017 instead of VS 2015 as in screenshot above
• make the "SortFunction_UnitTests" project as "StartUp Project". For this: make right mouse button click on the "SortFunction_UnitTests" project -> select "Set as StartUp Project"
• press Ctrl+F5 to run unit tests

You will see this settings in the "SortFunction_UnitTests" project properties:

$(SolutionDir)Libs\gtest-1.8.1\include$(SolutionDir)Libs\gtest-1.8.1

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I added this information:

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Before I will start I want to advise you to read this book: The Art of Unit Testing: with examples in C#. Yes, as you can see this book contains examples in C# but it is not important. This book contain very useful and important information how to write unit tests.

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Add existing files to the "SortFunctions_UnitTests" project:

• YourSolutionDir/Libs/gtest-1.8.1/src/gtest-all.cc
• YourSolutionDir/SortFunctions/SortFunctions.cpp

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I add contents of the "main.cpp" for running the unit tests:

main.cpp

#include <gtest/gtest.h>

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
return RUN_ALL_TESTS();
}

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