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In this post we will discuss about Pickles, an opensource tool for generating documentation for Specflow feature files.

What is Pickles

Pickles is an open source living documentation generator that works on feature files written in the Gherkin language, popularized in tools like Cucumber and SpecFlow. Pickles can be incorporated into your build process to produce living documentation in a format that is more accessible to your clients. Gherkin language files are written in plain text and stored in your source folder

Pickles supported output formats

Pickles can produce output in different formats: ØStatic HTML: a set of HTML files with minimal JavaScript ØDynamic HTML: a JavaScript-rich single page app with integrated search ØWord: Microsoft Word ØExcel: Microsoft Excel ØJSON: a custom JSON format Installing Pickles via Nuget The command to install Pickles from Nuget of Visual studio IDE is this pickles       Here is the complete video of the above discussion Thanks for reading the post and watching the video!!! Please leave your comments and let me know if there is anything I should update in this post. Thanks, Karthik KK

Post Author: Karthik kk

5 Replies to “Pickles an living documentation for Specflow feature file”

  1. Hi karthik

    Thank you for your video on Pickles. I have a quick question . I have followed your document and i have created living Document but in my DHtml ,Excel, word its showing all test scenarios but its not showing Pass Or Fail. Could you please show us how to fix that issue. it will great if you could that


  2. I tried running pickles from package manager console and it is not working can you help please. i watch the video over and over but some reason i get an error message.

  3. I follow you steps and installed Pickle using package Manager Console as you suggested but i keep getting an error when i try generation the document.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    PM> Pickles –feature
    Pickles : The term ‘Pickles’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and
    try again.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Pickles –feature
    + ~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Pickles:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

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