Xamarin.Forms: Portable Class Library (PCL) and Code Coverage

.NET developers have used the [ExcludeFromCodeCoverage] attribute to focus validation on their business logic’s code coverage.

However, when building Xamarin.Forms applications, the [ExcludeFromCodeCoverage] attribute is not supported within the Portable Class Library.

To workaround this issue, use the [DebuggerNonUserCode] attribute instead. Be aware that the debugger will be disabled for the code associated to this attribute. As a result, to use the debugger, one must comment out or remove the “DebuggerNonUserCode” attribute.


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