Using xUnit in Bamboo OnDemand


We have an OnDemand instance with Bamboo, and I am trying to set it up to take over as our CI server. When setting up a test plan, I've added a default job and several tasks. When I go to add a Test task, I see tasks for NUnit, MS Test and others, but no xUnit task. By xUnit, I mean the actual xUnit project at Are there any plans to have an xUnit task? I see that there is a plugin here: that adds tasks for .NET and xUnit, but I can't install that plugin in Bamboo OnDemand.

We would like to keep using xUnit, as it is out test framework tool of choice, and integrates with AutoFixture. Any input would be most helpful.



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I found using FAKE instead of MSBuild made using xUnit with Bamboo OnDemand quite easy (among other things. Never going back to MSBuild again). Just create your FAKE script by following their calculator example (, add an XUnit task like on their homepage ( and create a bamboo task that calls "build.bat" (which is included in the calculator example). Then on your FAKE xUnit task, just add a NUnitXmlOutput=true property to have it publish NUnit-style XML test results. ( Finally add the NUnit parser task to your bamboo build, and it'll publish your results. It's pretty easy and ends up being quite flexible.

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