Getting started (1): Configuring a project for the first use 


Isolator++ installs the following folders. They include the following contents:

 

Installed Folders


Folder
Contains
 
Bin
IsolatorCore.dll IsolatorCore.lib files.  You'll need these to link to your test project and to run it.
Include\ForTests
Isolator.h header file. You'll need to include it to compile your tests.
Examples
Solutions containing examples of using Isolator++
GTest
Google Test testing framework. You'll need this to run the examples, although your tests can use any framework.


 

Creating the test application

 

In this example, we will create Isolator++ tests running inside an executable console application. This setup works with test frameworks like Google Test, Boost Test, UnitTest++ and others.
For MSTest Projects see Setting up MS Test

 

To start, create a new C++ Console Application:



Configuring the test application

 

Including the .h file

 

Open the project properties. Add the Isolator++ Include\ForTests folder to the include directories.


 

Add the IsolatorCore.lib to the linker input list. Note, we're using the x86 library, if we want the x64 bit we'll link to the library from the x64 folder.



As the last step, make sure to copy IsolatorCore.dll to the location of the tests executable path. We'll do it by using a post-build event (note that for the 64 bit version copy the dll from the x64 folder):



Now that our test project is ready to run, we'll need to add the rest of the support for Google Test.



That's it!

You've just run your first tests. It's time to learn more on Isolator++ features.