System Requirements

This section will help you verify that your system meets the minimum requirements for using dotTEST.

Operating Systems

64-bit versions of the following OSs are supported:

  • Windows 10, Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022


At least 4 GB RAM is required. 8 GB RAM is recommended.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher must be installed on the target machine.

dotTEST is bundled with .NET Framework 4.7.2, which is installed automatically when dotTEST is installed. To install the framework manually, run the following command:


Visual C++ Redistribution Packages

The Visual C++ Redistribution Packages are required to perform analysis and testing with dotTEST. If you install dotTEST with the executable installer, the Visual C++ Redistribution Packages are automatically installed in your machine.

If you install dotTEST from a ZIP distribution, you may need to manually install the Visual C++ Redistribution Packages by running the following installers located in the <INSTALL_DIR>\bin\prerequisites directory:

  • vcredist_x64_15.exe
  • vcredist_x86_15.exe

Build Utilities

dotTEST requires Visual Studio IDE or Visual Studio Build Tools to be installed on the same machine to build the tested project. See Supported IDEs for the list of supported versions. 

Project Requirements

Supported Frameworks

dotTEST supports the following frameworks:

FrameworkSupported Version
.NET Core3.1
.NET6.0, 7.0
.NET Framework2.0 and higher

Supported Visual Studio Solutions and Projects

dotTEST can analyze Visual Studio solutions, as well as individual Visual Studio projects. See Supported IDEs for the list of supported versions.

Supported Languages

dotTEST supports code analysis for the following languages:

  • C#
  • VB.NET

Managed C++ is not supported.

Supported Encoding

dotTEST can parse source code files encoded in UTF-8. Character encoding other than UTF-8 may cause issues with static analysis.

IDE Integration

Parasoft dotTEST can analyze locally buildable projects in your IDE . This section describes the requirements to import and work with findings in an IDE. To perform code analysis, ensure that your system meets the minimum system requirements.

Supported IDEs

Visual Studio 2022Support for versions 17.4.2 and earlier.
Visual Studio 2019Support for versions 16.11.21 and earlier.
Visual Studio 2017Support for versions 15.9.51 and earlier.
Visual Studio 2015Support for versions 14.0.25431.01 and earlier.
Visual Studio CodeThis user guide only covers installation details; see Extension for Visual Studio Code. For information about supported features and usage, see the extension documentation in Visual Studio Code.

The Visual Studio Express edition is not supported.

DTP Integration

If you connect your dotTEST instance to DTP, ensure that the DTP version you're connecting to supports your dotTEST version. See Parasoft Product Cross-compatibility.

IP Address Formats

IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are supported.

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