Unit Test Generator


Generates unit test code for methods in classes under test.

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2013, 2012
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by Andrej Br | November 16 2015

I have only setting menu of the tool, nothing more.
VS 2013

by Duduman Bogdan Vlad | October 16 2015

Won't be any support for Visual Studio 2015?

by Chaoskie | September 14 2015

For some reason I get the "Unable to install due to missing .NET framework". I did follow the steps in Q&A, this didn't solve the problem. I tried enabling the older .NET packages, although this didn't give any solution.

If anyone knows what might be the issue and how to resolve it, let me know.
It work with visual studio 2013, latest version on Windows 10 OS .NET is also latest version.

by chandrakopparthi | August 20 2015


I am not able to install Unit Test Generator. I have visual studio 2013 Ultimate on Windows 10.
I am always getting "Required .NET Framework version is not installed error" ;and not able to proceed further to install the Unit Test Generator.

I have tried the solutions provided in the Q&A, close the visual studio, download vsix and install, this is not working for me.

I have tried on other box also, the same issue.

Could you provide a way to install Unit Test Generator?


by Farukh Sharipov | June 23 2015

Is it possible for simple function(s) such as:

public bool Foo(double x, double y)
return x == y;

that Unit Test Generator would check function signature and create unit test for you such as.

public void FooTest()
double x = 1;
double y = 2;
SomeObj = new SomeObj();
bool result = SomeBj.Foo(x, y);


At first just support simple functions and classes
This would bring Unit Test Generator to next level.

by killerkenshin | June 16 2015

'require a version of the .NET Framework that is not installed'. But I don't know which version!

by Ziv Nitzan | May 28 2015

Works Great.
Needs support for internal classes too.

by leeeeeee | April 29 2015

yeah,very terrible tool
always create now project to unit test?

by Tak1wa | April 09 2015

This extension is very good. I was looking for this feature of Visual Studio 2010.
I have a request. And automatic extraction of Private method, I want you to be able to create stub by Reflection.

by MaxKeystroker | March 13 2015

Sorry, had to deduct 2 stars...

- Lack of support for internal classes, that was supported in the original VS functionality (along with setting the internalsvisibleto() attribute)

- The unit test created required renaming.

I know creating a true unit test generator is impossible... you should be creating the unit test first. But it would be nice if the code exist, creating tests based on symbols, known patterns, ect. Support for WF unit testing would be nice as well.

by TomEnglert | February 19 2015

Works great!

by TayBill | January 16 2015

Another thumbs up to test internal methods.

by dheijl | November 14 2014

Works as advertised for me. Thank you!

by 齐李平 | November 10 2014

A tool is very useful, but does not support Xunit2.0 beta

by Shimmy Weitzhandler | October 08 2014

by ssathya62 | October 01 2014

Love this. Use it all the time.

by Grant Duan | September 02 2014

it's usefull

by kjbartel | August 15 2014

Very useful extension not only adding back functionality which had been removed but also extending the functionality by adding in support for different testing frameworks. The biggest problem however is that it doesn't support generating tests for internal classes and methods. It should be rather trivial for this to be fixed and an InternalsVisibileTo attribue added to AssemblyInfo. Once that's been done then I'll give it 5 stars.

by RingDotNet | July 15 2014


Finally something to replace the functionality that was removed from VS.
It does exactly what I need it to do. I installed it through VS's "Extensions and Updates" wizard and had no problems.
IMHO it works better than what was taken out of VS.

Thanks Guys for providing this functionality through an extension. I'll use it a lot.

by immeraufdemhund | May 21 2014

This simple tool makes adding unit tests for my classes a breeze. Especially when I am implementing a interface. Just create my class, implement the interface classes. Right click and generate all my tests.. then start knocking out my methods one by one good old TDD style. I love it. Great tool. I would how ever like to see something like Netbeans and IntelliJ to when generating tests in that they make a instance, a actual, and a expected variable for me. Granted it's not always right, but it's nice to have the majority of that put in. Just a thought.

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  • PLEASE update tor VS2015
    2 Posts | Last post November 17, 2015
    • I use this extension frequently and I would really like to be able to use it in VS2015 and not have to switch back and forth between 2013 and 2015 to get my unit tests generated.
    • The Unit Test feature is part of the product again with 2015, which is why this extension will not be updated.
  • No menus
    2 Posts | Last post September 24, 2015
    • I have installed the latest version and the installation worked "perfectly" (meaning there was no errors). But I'm missing the essential menus!
      Under the Test menu I have Configure Unit Test Generation... but nothing more. 
      If I  right-click on a public function I get the popup menu but there is no alternative for creating a test (or any alternative for Unit Test Generation)
      Everything looks OK, except for the fact that I can't access it!
      What is wrong and how do I fix it?
    • I browsed through the discussion and found the answer!
      The Extension ONLY works on **Class Libraries!!!**
      Seems like a "stupid" restriction, but ...
      Sorry for the noise!
  • .NET install error
    1 Posts | Last post September 14, 2015
    • For some reason I get the "Unable to install due to missing .NET framework". I did follow the steps in Q&A that I found regadering this problem, this didn't solve the problem. I tried enabling the older .NET packages, although this didn't give any solution. 
      If anyone knows what might be the issue and how to resolve it, let me know.
      It work with visual studio 2013, latest version on Windows 10 OS .NET is also latest version.
  • install Unit Test Generator failes
    3 Posts | Last post August 31, 2015
    • log:
      正在开始将扩展安装到 Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013...
      2015/8/4 15:50:38 - 安装错误: Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.MissingTargetFrameworkException: 扩展“Unit Test Generator”需要的 .NET Framework 版本没有安装。
    • I was facing the same situation and I solved it by: 1 close VS; 2 download the extension file(vsix); 3 installed it.
      then you open VS and will find the Generate Unit Test option.
    • This install continually failed for me on Windows 10 indicating I did not have the required .Net framework installed. I tried closing VS and installing the vsix file by directly executing the downloaded file, but this still failed.
      I eventually got this to work by installing the VS 2013 Update 5 package. Then I was able to install the vsix file without any further errors.
  • Installing failure about .netfrmework
    3 Posts | Last post August 10, 2015
    • When i installed the GenerateUnitTest.vsix into Visual Studio Ultimate 2013, there was an installing failure:          扩展 “Unit Test Generator” 需要的.NET Framework版本没有安装。  
      Is there any nice friend giving a solution, very thanks!
    • I had done the three steps as killerkenshin said, there was still have the same issue...
      3 steps: 1 close VS; 2 download the extension file(vsix); 3 installed it.
    • 2015/8/10 19:20:02 - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - -------------------------------------------
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - Initializing Install...
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 扩展详细信息...
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	Identifier      : 13373ac4-7f04-4c7e-a9a7-2bd33349b323
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	Name            : Unit Test Generator
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	Author          : Visual Studio ALM Rangers
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	Version         :
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	Description     : Generates unit test code for methods in classes under test.
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	Locale          : en-US
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	MoreInfoURL     : http://aka.ms/treasure50
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	InstalledByMSI  : False
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 	SupportedFrameworkVersionRange : [4.5]
      2015/8/10 19:20:02 - 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 	SignedBy        : Microsoft Corporation
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 	Certificate Info : [Subject]
        CN=Microsoft Corporation, OU=MOPR, OU=OPC, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
        CN=Microsoft Code Signing PCA, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
      [Serial Number]
      [Not Before]
        2014/4/23 1:39:04
      [Not After]
        2015/7/23 1:39:04
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 	支持的产品           : 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 			Version : [11.0,13.0)
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 	引用              : 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		-------------------------------------------------------
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		Identifier   : Microsoft.VisualStudio.MPF.11.0
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		Name         : Visual Studio MPF 11.0
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		Version      : [11.0]
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		MoreInfoURL  : 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 		Nested       : No
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 正在搜索适用的产品...
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 找到的已安装产品 - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
      2015/8/10 19:20:03 - 找到的已安装产品 - Micro
  • Version for VS 2015
    2 Posts | Last post July 26, 2015
    • Any chance to get version for VS 2015 preview?
    • The feature has been rolled into VS2015 and we therefore have no plans to enhance this extension or support it on 2015.
  • MSTest OS compatibility
    1 Posts | Last post July 08, 2015
    • Hi there,
      I want to run unit test/ MSTest in my team builds using Windows 2012 R2 build server. Can I run mstest commands on windows 2012 R2? is it compatible?
      The VS version is 2013.
      Thanks in advance.
  • Show me the box
    2 Posts | Last post June 16, 2015
    • I unfortunatly activate the "not show me again" (or something like that...) on the parameter box who pops when you do a right-click -> generate unit test. Someone knows how to re-activate it ?
      Thanks :)
    • Under the 'TEST' tab you can edit the settings for Unit Test Generator.
  • NSubstitute should be apart of Unit Test Generator
    1 Posts | Last post May 30, 2015
    • I have been working with my team and we have come across NSubstitute, found it to be a great testing framework. I would love to see it in the Unit Test Generator and would like to know if there are any plans to have it included?
  • Target Framework not set
    2 Posts | Last post February 03, 2015
    • If you try to generate a unit test for a project targeting 4.5.1 where no unit test project currently exists, the generated test project targets 4.5 and is therefore unable to reference the code being tested.  I have to change the target framework manually.  It would be good if the target framework were copied from the source project.
    • As it doesn't look like the authors are posting here at the moment, a workaround for the project target framework version is to modify the default Visual Studio project template for unit tests.  This is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\ProhectTemplates\CSharp\Test\1033\UnitTestProject\UnitTestProject.csprj (you may need to change 1033 to be your language code).
      Originally this file contains:
      You can change it to target your framework version, but be aware that any project created manually will now have this version too:
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