Release Notes: August 4, 2015
xUnit.net 2.1 Beta 4
- Added support for Universal Windows Platform.
- Added support for DNX Beta 6.
- Added support for the new
dotnet NuGet target framework.
Added the ability to configure
your unit test projects using JSON, supported by all project types.
App.config-based configuration system continues to be
supported for desktop and PCL projects only.
Added output into the default runner reporter, so the three text-based
runners (console, MSBuild, and DNX) should now show test output.
You can now use constructor injection to get access to your collection
fixtures from within your class fixtures' constructors.
BeforeAfterTestAttribute-derived classes is now supported
on test collection definitions (in addition to being supported on test
classes and test methods).
- Brought back
[ClassData] from the v1.x code base.
Improved reporting of serialization issues (mostly affects the Visual Studio
The paths used by the NuGet packages for PCL259 libraries have been
made shorter. Hopefully this will alleviate some issues related to
MAX_PATH on the file system when using xUnit.net.
BUG: The serialization system could not correct roundtrip
double.MaxValue. This primarily
affect theories using these values, when run in Visual Studio.
BUG: Environmentally enabled reporters (like TeamCity and
AppVeyor) should override explicitly chosen reporters.
BUG: xUnit.net was unable to load signed test assemblies.
Runner authors can now opt out of using app domains when running on
the desktop CLR. The flag is passed to
This is a breaking API change, so that authors will be aware of the impact
of this potential change.
The discovery systems in
TheoryAttributeDiscoverer have been enhanced
ITestFrameworkExecutionFinished messages for runner reporters.
TestInvoker.CallTestMethod as an extensibility point.
BUG: Fixed a bug where types which implemented
IXunitSerializable but did not actually serialize anything
were not working.
- Added a -noappdomain switch to disable using app domains.
- BUG: XSL-T transforms were being opened as read/write
AppDomains property to the
xunit task, to
disable using app domains.
Turned off shadow copying when using TestDriven.NET. This was the behavior
in v1.x, but it was inadvertantly turned on when the code was moved to 2.0.
Visual Studio Runner 2.1 Beta 4
For information on using xUnit.net from within Visual Studio, see
Running xUnit.net tests in Visual
Added support for Universal Windows Platform. To write unit tests for UWP,
create a new UWP unit test project, then remove the reference to MSTest.
Add your xUnit.net package references.
Added support for using traits to filter tests when using
vstest.console.exe and Visual Studio Online.
Added a bunch of new diagnostic messages, which should help when debugging
test discovery and execution issues.
BUG: Fixed an issue where some tests may not have been
run when using Visual Studio 2015 (in particular, theories from v1.x or
any v2 theory will non-serializable data).
BUG: Fixed an issue with test discovery being broken when
the display name of a test is longer than ~ 450 characters.
DNX Runner 2.1 Beta 4
For information on using xUnit.net from DNX projects, see
Getting Started with DNX.
- Added support for DNX Beta 6.
xunit.assert.source NuGet package is now usable via DNX.
Unlike with older services, you will not see (or be able to edit) the
source for the built-in assertions, but you can extend the built-in
Assert class (which is a partial class).
Due to the switch to
dotnet libraries for DNX, the ability to
limit the number of threads running tests has been temporarily removed from
the DNX runner. This functionality will be restored once
is retired, as the feature now requires
dnx46. You can still
enable/disable parallelism (and when enabled, the system will use the
built-in thread pool to run the tests).
BUG: If the destination folder for the XML report does
not exist, it will be created.
BUG: Fixed an issue where the DNX runner would append
to the XML file when writing the XML report, rather than overwriting it
(as was intended).