Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How to use NUnit in Visual Studio 2010

To run NUnit, you need to add the following to the NUnit.exe.config file:

Under C:\Program Files\NUnit 2.5.9\bin\net-2.0\nunit.exe.config (replace version with whatever you have installed) add the following:

   <!-- the below is WRONG! See here for why.
      <requiredruntime version="v4.0.30319">
   <supportedruntime version="v4.0">

Also add the following in the <runtime> block:

<loadfromremotesources enabled="true">

The reason is that in .NET v3.5 and below, remote assemblies were loaded partially trusted. Starting with .NET v4, unless you add this directive then you will get a runtime exception.

Once you have done this, add another dll project and add a reference to NUnit.Framework.