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ReportGenerator indexing your whole drive? Check the case of your fullPaths.

[Update on 2013-06-22: I should’ve mentioned this a while ago, but the issue and patch I submitted were accepted and built into ReportGenerator 1.7.3.0, so if you have anything newer, you should be good.]

Recently I was working on a project at the Day Job, using OpenCover 1.7.1.0 and ReportGenerator 4.0.804 to report my test coverage, as is my wont, when the report generation started taking figuratively forever. Investigating, I saw something like

found report files: D:/sandbox/project/src/buildlogs/temp_test_coverage/Project.UnitTest.coverage.xml
Loading report 'D:\sandbox\project\src\buildlogs\temp_test_coverage\Project.UnitTest.coverage.xml'
 Preprocessing report
  Indexing classes in directory 'D:\sandbox\project\src\Module1\SubPath\'
  Added coverage information of 370/370 auto properties to module 'Module1'
  Indexing classes in directory 'D:\'

My D: drive isn’t the hugest, but it’s big enough, so that explained the delay. And of course, I certainly didn’t want anything above D:\sandbox\project\src indexed.

I took a peek at my .coverage.xml file and the ReportGenerator code and until I found the offending lines

<Module hash="9A-A3-0A-C0-1D-57-BA-2A-C2-D4-5B-9E-08-DE-BD-2D-46-04-AF-32">
  <FullName>D:\Sandbox\project\src\Module\UnitTest\bin\Release\Module.dll</FullName>
  <ModuleName>Module</ModuleName>
  <Files>
    …
    <File uid="803" fullPath="D:\sandbox\project\src\Module\File1.cs" />
    <File uid="806" fullPath="D:\Sandbox\project\src\Module\File2.cs" />
    <File uid="808" fullPath="D:\sandbox\project\src\Module\File3.cs" />
    …

Note the “Latin capital letter S” at the beginning of “Sandbox” on line 7. All the other lines had a “Latin small letter S”.
When ReportGenerator goes looking for *.cs files to scan, it starts at the directory whose name is the longest common prefix of all the fullPaths. Because “S” isn’t “s”, it came up with “D:\”.

I submitted an issue on the ReportGenerator CodePlex project, so maybe we’ll see a fix soon.

Of course I wondered “Why does the S differ for that entry?” but I figured I’d look at one thing at a time, and locating the fix for ReportGenerator was quicker.

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