xUnit ReSharper Configuration

XUnit NinjaThe last several open source projects reviewed leveraged xUnit testing framework instead of NUnit. At work we use NUnit because it is FREE, ALL our unit tests are NUnit and our developer team is comfortable using NUnit. I’ve been meaning to start playing with xUnit since last summer but it keeps sliding down the list. I have chosen to leverage xUnit for a new side project to roll-up the sleves and get my hands dirty. I know some of the basics BUT am really interested to see:

The xUnit Contrib documentation for ReSharper integration is good BUT I would give one word of advise to save time.

ReSharper Integration

After downloading xUnit extract to a tools directory, C:\tools\xunit-1.9. Run xunit.installer.exe to enable xUnit Test Framework support for TestDriven.NET 2.x +, ASP.NET MVC 2/3 and Windows Explorer.

xUnit ReSharper integration is provided by xUnitContrib project. xUnitContrib 5.2 supprts integration with ReSharper 5.1.3, 6.0, 6.1. The instructions for xUnitContrib 5.2 ReSharper integrations are good BUT to save time in To install into ReSharper section:

  • Step 3 initially copy the noted files into RoamingAppData\JetBrains\ReSharper\vX.X\vs10.0\plugins, where vs10.0 is for VS2010 (use vs9.0 is for VS2008 and vs8.0 for VS2005) and RoamingAppData is e.g. C:\Users\matt\AppData\Roaming.
  • Step 6 did not work. Instead use, Mount File Storage option and continue with step 7.

TestDriven.NET Integration

If you are unable to run xUnit tests using TestDriven.NET ensure you are runnning 2.x or greater and you have run xunit.installer.exe. I was able to run unit tests with xUnit after running xunit.installer.exe using version 3.0.2749 of TestDriven.NET. Release notes for xUnit indicates support for TestDriven.NET 2.x but there are some documented issues; reading further xUnit recommends upgrading to TestDriven.NET 3.x.