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TeamCity VSTest Custom Logger


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 7/10/2016.

VSTest.Console supports custom loggers, i.e. libraries that can handle events that occur when tests are being executed.
TeamCity 9.0+ has a custom logger that provides real-time test reporting.
The logger must be installed manually on the agent machine, as it requires dlls to be copied to the Extensions folder of the VSTest.Console. No agent restart is needed when the custom logger is installed.

To install TeamCity VSTest Custom Logger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install teamcity-vstest-customlogger

To upgrade TeamCity VSTest Custom Logger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade teamcity-vstest-customlogger


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName= 'teamcity-vstest-customlogger'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      url           = $url
      silentArgs    = ""
      validExitCodes= @(0) 
      softwareName  = 'teamcity-vstest-customlogger*' 
      checksum      = '87D0B10B4430B59C9E0ABA8D61458A66'
      checksumType  = 'md5'
    $programFiles = (${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}, ${env:ProgramFiles} -ne $null)[0]
    $installed = $false
    foreach ($version in @("14.0", "12.0", "11.0")) {
        $extensionsDirectory = "{0}\Microsoft Visual Studio {1}\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\Extensions" -f $programFiles, $version
        if (Test-Path $extensionsDirectory) {
            $packageArgs.unzipLocation = $extensionsDirectory
            $packageArgs.packageName = "$packageName-$version"
            Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
            $installed = $true
    if (-not $installed) {
        Write-Warning "No compatible instances of Visual Studio were found to install the custom logger in"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; 
    $packageName= 'teamcity-vstest-customlogger' 
    # Borrowed from Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage, but because we may be installed in multiple locations we uninstall manually
    $zipContentFile=(join-path $packagelibPath '') + ".txt"
    if ((Test-Path -path $zipContentFile)) {
        $zipContents=(get-content $zipContentFile)
        $programFiles = (${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}, ${env:ProgramFiles} -ne $null)[0]
        foreach ($version in @("14.0", "12.0", "11.0")) {
            $extensionsDirectory = "{0}\Microsoft Visual Studio {1}\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow\Extensions\" -f $programFiles, $version
            if (Test-Path $extensionsDirectory) {
                foreach ($fileInZip in $zipContents) {
                    if ($fileInZip -and $fileInZip -ne "") {
                        $filename = [IO.Path]::GetFileName($fileInZip)
                        $fullPath = [IO.Path]::Combine($extensionsDirectory, $filename)
                        Write-Debug "Deleting $fullPath"
                        remove-item -Path "$fullPath" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Force

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • JetBrains


2016 JetBrains


Release Notes

Supports TeamCity 9.1.x

Version History

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