NCover Plugin

Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Plugin Information

Plugin ID ncover Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
0.3 (archives)
Mar 03, 2010
Source Code
Issue Tracking
Open Issues
Michael Rooney (id: mcrooney)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 838
2014-Dec 845
2015-Jan 839
2015-Feb 855
2015-Mar 898
2015-Apr 869
2015-May 888
2015-Jun 900
2015-Jul 905
2015-Aug 902
2015-Sep 905
2015-Oct 947

Archive and publish .NET code coverage HTML reports from NCover.

It is recommended to use instead the more flexible and robust HTML Publisher plugin, which was generalized from this plugin after its creation.


The post-build action when configuring a project:

The coverage project/build action which sends you to the archived HTML report:


Configuring the NCover Plugin

The NCover plug-in requires Hudson 1.312 or greater. If you are using an older version of Hudson, use its automatic upgrade feature first by visiting the "Manage Hudson" link on your Hudson dashboard and click the "Upgrade Automatically" button near the top.

  1. Install the NCover plugin (via Manage Hudson -> Manage Plugins -> Available, check "NCover", and click the "Install" button at the bottom)
  2. Configure your project's build script to generate NCover HTML reports (see below for an example with Gallio)
  3. Enable the "Publisher NCover HTML report" publisher
  4. Specify the HTML report directory which is generated by NCover, relative to the project workspace.
  5. Optionally change the report name to be displayed. Multiple reports can be specified separated by commas.

Generating NCover HTML reports

For generic help on this topic, see

When using Gallio, you can simply use the NCover runner. You'll need to pass two arguments to Gallio.Echo.exe. Make sure to replace the variables in caps with the actual path you want:

  • /runner:ncover3
  • /runner-property:NCoverArguments="//html HTML_DIR_NAME //at TRENDS_FILE"
    • The "//at TRENDS_FILE" is optional but will keep track of coverage over time and include graphs in your HTML report

An example command might look like:

 C:\Program Files\Gallio\bin\Gallio.Echo.exe "C:\path\to\your.dll"
    /runner-property:NCoverArguments="//html artifacts\coverage-html //at ncover3.trend"

Version History

Version 0.3 (Mar 3, 2010)

  • Update code for more recent Hudson

Version 0.2.6 (Jul 28, 2009)

  • Improve compatibility with older Java versions including 1.4
  • Remove debug logging that was ending up in the build log

Version 0.2.5 (Jul 16, 2009)

  • Allow for a report page to be named index.html instead of stomping over it
  • Add "Back to Hudson" link
  • Drop the filename extension from the tab names

Version 0.2.0 (UNRELEASED)

  • Allow specifying multiple HTML files to be shown by separating with commas, and show in tabs

Version 0.1.0 (UNRELEASED)

  • Initial release, allowing for archiving and displaying of NCover HTML coverage report directories.


plugin-report plugin-report Delete
plugin-dotnet plugin-dotnet Delete
Enter labels to add to this page:
Please wait 
Looking for a label? Just start typing.

Add Comment