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I have a file in my code (a library) that is required for running the code. In this case it is an XML file. Currently I have it in the root of the main program, and it works fine when running the code. However, I need this file for some information when running unit tests. How should I specify the path so that the file will be found? Currently I use the following code to load the file:


For the applicaiton this argument is just

new Uri("QuickDateStrings.xml")

so effectively I have the following:

doc.Load(new Uri("QuickDateStrings.xml"));
Posted 3-Oct-12 13:25pm
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Solution 1

Hi Clifford,

Could you not add the xml file to your unit test project, similar to how we add library references in order to allow our unit test projects to gain visibility into our application or possibly add the xml file to the bin directory of your unit test project or a known directory and attempt the same call?
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Solution 2

Ends up that you can at least get the path for an assembly:

string _testPath = Path.GetDirectoryName(Assembly.GetAssembly(typeof(MdyPastTests)).Location);

Thus can bypass the problems of the executing assembly in test, which can be very strange, and just use the location of some class.

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