There are several Unit Test frameworks available for the .NET developer. The popular ones are implemented so that they can work inside the Visual Studio environment. Just like coding languages, programmers have preferences regarding which framework is the best for writing unit tests. This tutorial compares three popular .NET unit test frameworks.
- [Voiceover] Before looking…at the Unit Test project templates,…let's have a short discussion…about different testing frameworks.…There are several unit test frameworks available…for the .NET developer.…The popular ones are implemented…so that they can work inside the Visual Studio environment.…Just like coding languages, programmers have preferences…regarding which framework is the best…for writing unit tests.…I'll look at the three most popular frameworks.…First on the list…is the Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework.…It ships with Visual Studio,…and it is a good default choice.…
It's often referred to by a shorter name, MSTest,…because that's the name of the test runner executable.…NUnit is the oldest .NET unit testing framework.…This open-source project has seen…many changes over the years,…and has a robust third-party toolset.…The newest entry on this list is xUnit.net,…usually just called xUnit.…It was created by one of the original in-unit developers…after he decided to try a different approach…to the framework architecture.…
- Examining types of frameworks
- Choosing a naming convention
- Creating unit tests
- Running unit tests with Visual Studio
- Modifying and correcting code
- Handling exceptions
- Installing and using nUnit
- Viewing test results with CodeLens
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/22/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover live unit testing and creating a project with the unit test framework.
1. Create a Simple Unit Test Framework
2. Unit Testing Conventions
Choose a naming convention5m 59s
3. Work with Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework
4. Work with xUnit
5. Work with nUnit
6. Additional Topics
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