How do I get the source code and compile xUnit.net?
Get a Git Client
Download a Git client, such as:
Get the xUnit.net source code
Using your Git client of choice, do a clone of:
If you want help understanding and using Git, please see
Introduction to Git.
Open Visual Studio solution
The 1.x code base requires Visual Studio 2010.
The 2.x code base requires Visual Studio 2012.
Open the solution (xunit.sln). You should be able to immediately build the solution, as all external dependencies are automatically retrieved with
NuGet Package Restore. If you want to run the unit tests from within Visual Studio, we strongly recommend you
Build and run the tests from the command
For the purposes of demonstration, we will assume that you checked out the source code to C:\xUnit.
- Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe)
- Change to the directory with the source code: cd C:\xUnit
- Type the following command to build and run the tests: build test
- Ensure there are no errors at the end of the build process.