NUnit 2.6 Final Release - Version 220.127.116.1151 - February 20, 2012
- Support for .NET 1.0 / 1.1 is no longer included in the main distribution
for NUnit but is provided as a separate package.
- NUnit's executables now use config files that allow smoother running
of mixed assemblies built for .NET 2.0 under .NET 4.0.
- When opening Visual Studio formatted solutions, NUnit now uses the
solution configuration by default, resulting in changed behavior from
previous releases. The Settings Dialog may be used to revert NUnit to
the earlier behavior, which ignored solution configurations.
- NUnit Mocks is now deprecated. All classes are now marked as obsolete.
NUnit now uses the NSubstitute mock framework its own tests. A copy of the
NSubstitute dll is included in the distribution.
- NUnit no longer stores settings in the test configuration file, as it
did in earlier versions. Specifically, we no longer recognize or support
- Changing the URL to be used for NUnit help through NUnit's config file
is no longer supported.
- NUnit is now built using .NET 3.5 or higher. All NUnit assemblies and most tests
target .NET 2.0 but the full set of tests requires 3.5 or greater to execute.
The build script selects either .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 to perform the build,
depending on what is available. A Visual Studio 2008 solution is also provided.
- NAnt 0.91 release is now used for building.
- The Windows installer is now built using WiX 3.5, upgraded from 2.0.
- The TestRunner interface has been modified. Applications using this
interface will need to be modified but general users are not effected.
- NUnit now supports composable Action Attributes, which allow the
test developer to put reusable test actions into attributes and attach
these actions to suites, tests, and test cases. The actions can run
arbitrary code before and after suites, tests, and test cases execute.
It enables the test developer to build smaller reusable actions and to
compose them in unique ways for each suite, test, or test case.
- The following Attributes have changes in NUnit 2.6:
- TestCaseAttribute now accepts Explicit and Reason
- TestCaseSourceAttribute now accepts a Category named parameter.
- TestCaseData now supports marking individual test cases as Explicit.
- EqualConstraint now recognizes and uses IEquatable<T> if
it is implemented on either the actual or the expected value. The interface
is used in preference to any override of Object.Equals(), so long as
the other argument is of Type T. Note that this applies to all equality tests
performed by NUnit.
- PlatformAttribute accepts "Windows8", "Windows2012Server", "Net-3.0",
"Net-3.5", "Mono-3.0" and "Mono-3.5" as arguments.
Note: Since the 3.0 and 3.5
frameworks all use the 2.0 runtime, the semantics of their use is slightly
different from other key words. The "3.5" arguments also include "3.0" and "2.0"
and the "3.0" arguments include "2.0" in their interpretation.
- TestFixtureAttribute now accepts a Category named parameter,
allowing individual fixture instances to be included in or excluded from
a test run.
- The following additions have been made to the Constraint syntax:
- User-defined equality comparers specified with the Using syntax
element may now be used with collections, arrays and dictionaries. The
Using(...) syntactic element may be repeated multiple times in
an expression, so long as each comparer applies to a different Type.
NUnit will use the appropriate comparer, depending on the Type of the
arguments. Among other things, this allows overriding the default
NUnit comparison of collections, arrays and dictionaries.
- Is.Positive may be used as a synonym for Is.GreaterThan(0).
- Is.Negative may be used as a synonym for Is.LessThan(0).
- Has.Exactly(n)... may be used in place of Has.Some...
in order to allow tests over collections that must be satisfied a
specific number of times.
- When Assert.Throws() fails due to an exception of the wrong Type being
thrown, the error message now includes the Message and Stack Trace from the
- Visual Basic users may now use Assert.ByVal rather than Assert.That()
to avoid errors when the first argument is a property with a non-public setter.
- Documentation is provided for the previously undocumented TestContext.
A new property TestContext.WorkDirectory allows tests to access the
name of a directory to be used for file output. This directory may be
specified by use of the /work option of nunit-console.
- So-called "old-style" tests, identified by having a name beginning with
"Test" are no longer supported in NUnit 2.6.
- Setting a ThreadPriority for the test runner thread is no longer supported
under NUnit 2.6.
- The following new command-line options are provided:
- -result is a synonym for -xml, specifying the file to be used
for output of the test results in XML form. The -xml option is still
recognized but will be removed in a future release.
- -noresult allows supressing the xml result output entirely.
- -work is used to specify the directory to be used for output files. Any
relative paths specified with the -output, -err or -result
options are resolved using this directory as a base.
- -runlist allows the user to specify a file that contains the names of the
tests to be executed rather than listing them directly on the command line.
- -stoponerror causes execution of the test run to terminate
immediately on the first test failure or error.
- -apartment is used to specify the ApartmentState (STA or MTA)
of the test runner thread. Since the default is MTA, the option is
only needed to force execution in the Single Threaded Apartment.
- The .NET 1.1 build of nunit-console no longer supports the -process
or -framework option. There is no automatic runtime detection and
tests execute under same runtime as the console runner itself. If this
functionality is needed when running tests under .NET 1.1, use the standard
console runner to execute the tests in a separate process.
- The Project Editor is now a separate program, which may be executed directly
or run through the Project | Edit dropdown menu of the NUnit GUI. The editor
now provides two main views of the project: a property-oriented view based
on the Project Editor that was built into earlier versions of the NUnit GUI
and an xml view, which allows simple editing of the .nunit file.
- The Gui now displays invalid tests in red immediately upon load, without waiting
for the user to run them. Tests marked with the IgnoreAttribute are displayed
in yellow immediately as well.
- The test reload functionality in the Gui has been rewritten and simplified so that
the same logic is used for all cases where the visual state of the tree is to be
recovered. Test results are now found even if changes to the assembly have resulted
in the assignment of new ids to the tests.
- A number of new settings are available using the Settings Dialog:
- The Tree Display page allows the user to select alternate image sets for
use in the test tree. Additional user-provided image sets may be added if desired.
- The Text Output page allows setting the threshold for capture and display
of log4net output (previously controlled by the test config file).
- The Project Editor page allows the user to select whether the NUnit
Project Editor or another external program will be used when editing
the settings file.
- The Runtime Selection page allows enabling or disabling automatic
detection of the target runtime for each test assembly.
- The Advanced Loader Settings page now allows specifying the argument to use
in calling SetPrincipalPolicy for each test AppDomain.
- The Visual Studio page now includes a setting that enables or disables
the use of solution configs when loading Visual Studio solution files.
- The Internal Trace page now shows the directory path to which log files
will be saved.
- The location of the settings dialog under the Windows AppData directory has been
changed from Roaming to Local. Users will need to reset their preferences in some cases.
- By default, test Cases under a Theory that fail an assumption are no longer shown in the tree.
A context menu item has been added to allow the user to view them.
- The properties dialog has been redesigned to be more compact and readable.
- The context menu for the test tree has been simplified.
- The directory containing the log files may be opened directly from the Gui by
use of a new item on the Tools menu.
- Test summary results are truncated when the window size is too small. The full
summary is displayed when hovering over the field.
- The PNUnit code has been updated using the latest build from the developers
at Codice Software and additional examples are provided in the source.
- 498659 Registry entries and shortcuts remain after install
- 498690 Assert.That() doesn't like properties with scoped setters
- 602761 nunit-agent hangs after tests complete
- 605034 Log4net not working with NUnit
- 625672 NUnit GUI bounces to background on reload
- 638289 Install uses CURRENT_USER instead of LOCAL_MACHINE for AssemblyFoldersEx
- 657801 Help URL should not be in config file
- 676560 Assert.AreEqual does not support IEquatable<T>
- 691129 Add Category parameter to TestFixture
- 692180 Script should allow building for net-2.0 under 3.5 or 4.0
- 697069 Feature request: dynamic location for TestResult.xml
- 697329 NUnit tries to test disabled projects
- 701331 TestFixture attributes on base classes are not ignored
- 702734 Separate packaging of NUnit for .NET 1.1 and 2.0
- 708173 NUnit's logic for comparing arrays - use Comparer<T> if it is provided
- 709062 "System.ArgumentException : Cannot compare" when the element is a list
- 711330 Test-free assembly given failure icon in tree display
- 712156 Tests cannot use AppDomain.SetPrincipalPolicy
- 712444 nunit-console /run don't execute parameterized test-cases (with commas in test-case name)
- 719184 Platformdependency in src/ClientUtilities/util/Services/DomainManager.cs:40
- 726313 Failure in Assembly level Action attribute causes crash
- 728500 TestDomain should unload the test AppDomain
- 735851 Add detection of 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 frameworks to PlatformAttribute
- 736062 Deadlock when EventListener performs a Trace call + EventPump synchronisation
- 739039 Add noxml option to console runner
- 741402 Error running .NET 1.1 console tests
- 746247 Add AllowPartiallyTrustedCallersAttribute to nunit.framework assembly
- 747581 Failure in TestFixtureTearDown not reported in console runner
- 756843 Failing assertion does not show non-linear tolerance mode
- 761579 Tests using log4net run very slowly
- 766749 net-2.0\nunit-console-x86.exe.config should have a startup element and also enable loadFromRemoteSources
- 770471 Assert.IsEmpty does not support IEnumerable
- 785460 Add Category parameter to TestCaseSourceAttribute
- 787106 EqualConstraint provides inadequate failure information for IEnumerables
- 794115 HashSet incorrectly reported
- 800089 Assert.Throws() hides details of inner AssertionException
- 806198 nunit console crashes when opening certain projects with common output path
- 816863 System.NullReferenceException 18.104.22.16889
- 828739 Run NUnit tests listed in a file
- 836080 Log Directory shown incorrectly in settings dialog
- 836360 When size of the Gui window is reduced, test result info may not fit in the field provided
- 841894 UI won't run tests marked Explicit from the context menu
- 848713 Feature request: Add switch for console to break on any test case error
- 878376 Add 'Exactly(n)' to the NUnit constraint syntax
- 878899 Changing logging level has no effect until NUnit is restarted
- 878955 ParameterizedTest not in their parent test-suite when FixtureSetup fails in .xml result file
- 881617 Tests with invalid category attributes should be more visible
- 881715 Frequent socketexception in nUnit GUI
- 881958 nunit-console-x86 crashes with socketexception
- 882137 When no tests are run, higher level suites display as Inconclusive
- 882192 Ignored test icon should be more prominent
- 882517 NUnit 2.5.10 doesn't recognize TestFixture if there are only TestCaseSource inside
- 883271 Reload Tests sometimes "loses" tests
- 885173 Tests are still executed after cancellation by user
- 885277 Exception when project calls for a runtime using only 2 digits
- 885604 Feature request: Explicit named parameter to TestCaseAttribute
- 887005 NUnit.exe ignores categories when using /run option
- 890129 DelayedConstraint doesn't appear to poll properties of objects
- 890384 When font is enlarged, layout of settings pages is incorrect
- 891237 When font is enlarged, gui Test Result disappears and suite name is truncated
- 891265 Add /cleanup to nunit-console.exe
- 891326 Non-runnable and statically ignored tests should disable the Run item on the context menu
- 892844 Not using Mono 4.0 profile under Windows
- 892845 "Mono" is not clearly shown in About box or Test Assemblies dialog
- 892847 Gui offers to load assemblies under a lower CLR version
- 893919 DelayedConstraint fails polling properties on references which are initially null
- 893991 When working directory contains # sign, it is truncated
- 896615 Tests can't be run in existing AppDomain
- 897289 Is.Empty constraint has unclear failure message
- 898192 Feature Request: Is.Negative, Is.Positive
- 898256 IEnumerable for Datapoints doesn't work
- 898850 NUnit 2.6 beta 2 crashes on assemblies without tests
- 899178 Wrong failure message for parameterized tests that expect exceptions
- 902305 Gui should not normally display Inconclusive test cases for a Theory
- 902343 Gui 'Hide Tests' function no longer works
- 903078 DomainUsage.None setting crashes nunit-gui
- 903080 Test tree context menu needs to be simplified
- 904841 After exiting for timeout the teardown method is not executed
- 907270 Gui enables run when the assembly specified on the command line is not found
- 908829 TestCase attribute does not play well with variadic test functions
- 910189 Eliminate NUnit Configuration Section in config file
- 910218 NUnit should add a trailing separator to the ApplicationBase
- 912955 Project files missing in source code package
- 919876 NUnit.Util.Transform.resources missing from nunit.util.dll
- 920472 CollectionAssert.IsNotEmpty must dispose Enumerator
- 922455 Add Support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server to PlatformAttribute
- 924504 NUnit project files should have an Edit command association with the project editor
- 928018 Issue with test time print out
- 930774 Adding or Removing a category in the Gui causes an exception
- 933800 NUnit will crash when started and dll from previous project doesn't compile