xunitcontrib-resharper 0.6 - Theory support!

by Matt 5. July 2012 10:09


Yes, the latest release of the xUnit.net ReSharper test runner provides much better Theory support (theories are xunit’s parameterised tests). Up until now, the support has been so poor (i.e. non-existent) that it’s not always been possible to tell if a theory has failed, and if it has, which one did and why. It’s been the biggest issue and most requested feature since the project began.

Well, that’s all in the past now. Here’s the latest version running some Theory tests:


Yep, theories are now displayed as child nodes under the parent method, as you’d expect.

It provides support for any kind of Theory – data from attributes, properties, spreadsheets, databases and any other kind of custom Theory or multiple row producing custom Fact-based attribute you might like to write. It also works with dotCover to provide code coverage. (I’ll update the standalone dotCover runners shortly)

This release works with 6.1 and the current build of 7.0 (that is build 82). The download does not include runners for 6.0, 5.1 or earlier versions of ReSharper. Those versions are packaged up in an archive release. The idea is to only support the latest versions of the last two major releases of ReSharper.

As ever, download the release (PLEASE don’t forget to unblock the dlls), and if there are issues, let me know on codeplex or via twitter – @citizenmatt.

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