NUnit for Silverlight: Skipping 2.5.7

I just looked at porting NUnit 2.5.7 for Silverlight, but decided on skipping this release. Inside the NUnit framework itself, there are hardly any changes except some minor refactoring. The only significant addition is a TestContext class that provides information about the test that’s currently running. Sweet, but even Charlie Poole describes it as “experimental” at the moment, and it requires support from the actual test runner.

Instead, I’ll finally figure out the licensing, get the code to a robust hosting platform, and clean up some of the code. Alright?


Christian is a software architect/developer. He lives in Germany, reads a lot, and likes cycling.

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4 comments on “NUnit for Silverlight: Skipping 2.5.7
  1. Antao says:

    Thanks a lot for making available NUnit for Silverlight.

    I have a couple of issues with the current release:

    – The assemblies are not signed. I usually don’t sign unit test assemblies but Pex makes it a friend of the tested assembly, that is signed.

    – Classes like SequentialAttribute, CombinatorialAttribute and PairwiseAttribute are not available.

    Please let us know when you find a host for the source.


    • Christian says:

      Hi Antao,

      I’m currently working on the next version, and signing the assemblies is going to be in. I’m not sure about the advanced data driven tests as that requires support by the test runner itself, so the task goes beyond porting. What I really want to have is WP7 support.

  2. Alexey says:

    Can you support TestCaseSource attribute?
    It’s really needed

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