NUnit 3.6.1

NUnit features a fluent assert syntax, parameterized, generic and theory tests and is user-extensible. This package includes the NUnit 3.0 framework assembly, which is referenced by your tests. You will need to install version 3.0 of the nunit3-console program or a third-party runner that supports NUnit 3.0 in order to execute tests. Runners intended for use with NUnit 2.x will not run 3.0 tests correctly. Supported platforms: - .NET 2.0+ - .NET Standard 1.6 - Windows 8 - Windows Phone 8 (Silverlight) - Universal (Windows Phone 8.1+, Windows 8.1+) - Xamarin (MonoTouch, MonoAndroid, Xamarin iOS Universal) - Portable Libraries (supporting Profile259)


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Language: C#

License: MIT

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NUnit is a unit-testing framework for all .NET languages. Initially ported from JUnit, the current production release, version 3, has been completely rewritten with many new features and support for a wide range of .NET platforms.

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The latest release of the NUnit Framework is available on NuGet or can be downloaded from GitHub.


Documentation for all NUnit projects are hosted on GitHub at


For more information on contributing to the NUnit project, please see and the Developer Docs.

NUnit 3.0 was created by Charlie Poole, Rob Prouse, Simone Busoli, Neil Colvin and numerous community contributors. A complete list of contributors since NUnit migrated to GitHub can be found on GitHub.

Earlier versions of NUnit were developed by Charlie Poole, James W. Newkirk, Alexei A. Vorontsov, Michael C. Two and Philip A. Craig.


NUnit is Open Source software and NUnit 3 is released under the MIT license. Earlier releases used the NUnit license. Both of these licenses allow the use of NUnit in free and commercial applications and libraries without restrictions.

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  • 3.6.1 - February 26, 2017 14:56
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  • 3.4.1 - June 30, 2016 21:20
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  • 3.2.1 - April 19, 2016 15:31
  • 3.2.0 - March 05, 2016 21:12
  • 3.0.1 - December 02, 2015 03:52
  • 3.0.0 - November 16, 2015 00:02
  • 3.0.0-rc-3 - November 14, 2015 05:30
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