NUnit3TestAdapter 4.4.2

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.NET Core 3.1 .NET Framework 4.6.2
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dotnet add package NUnit3TestAdapter --version 4.4.2
NuGet\Install-Package NUnit3TestAdapter -Version 4.4.2
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="NUnit3TestAdapter" Version="4.4.2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add NUnit3TestAdapter --version 4.4.2
#r "nuget: NUnit3TestAdapter, 4.4.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install NUnit3TestAdapter as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=NUnit3TestAdapter&version=4.4.2

// Install NUnit3TestAdapter as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=NUnit3TestAdapter&version=4.4.2

NUnit 3 VS Test Adapter

The NUnit 3 Test Adapter runs NUnit 3.x tests in Visual Studio 2012 and newer.

You can download the latest release version

NuGet Version

or the latest developer build version

MyGet version

Builds on master

Cake build VS Build Tests Coverage


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The NUnit3TestAdapter wiki is the best place to start.

Also check the release notes.


The NUnit 3 Test Adapter is Open Source software released under the .


Visual Studio 2022 is the recommended version to build and test the adapter.

Use .\build -t test at the command line to build and run complete tests.

To create a package use .\build -t package

To run and debug tests on .NET Framework, load DisableAppDomain.runsettings.

From Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 preview 4 it is possible to run tests against a selected target framework in the test project, so one can use this to run .NET Core tests. An alternative approach is to make use of the command line. If you need to frequently debug into .NET Core tests, you can temporarily switch the order of the <TargetFrameworks> in NUnit.TestAdapter.Tests.csproj.

The mock-assembly tests are not for direct running.

See for more details.

Debugger source-stepping

The NuGet package and the VSIX contain source-linked PDBs for the adapter. If you’re in the middle of a debugging session and realize you’d like to be able to step into NUnit adapter code, set breakpoints and watch variables, follow these steps.


  • This adapter works with NUnit 3.0 and higher only. Use the NUnit 2 Adapter to run NUnit 2.x tests.


  • From version 3.9 the NUnit3TestAdapter will stop supporting Visual Studio 2012 RTM (!), note only RTM, the later updates will still be supported fully. If you're using VS 2012 and want to update NUnit3TestAdapter, please update your Visual Studio RTM to any of the subsequent updates (Update 1-5)
  • From version 3.16 the NUnit3TestAdapter will stop supporting .net core 1
  • From version 4.0 the NUnit3TestAdapter will only be released as a nuget package, the VSIX is deprecated.
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.NET Core netcoreapp3.1
.NET Framework net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48 net481
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