xunit.frameworks.autofac 0.5.4

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xUnit Autofac

Use Autofac to resolve xUnit test cases.

The Test runners and discoverers are based on their xUnit counterparts. If [UseAutofacTestFramework] is missing, the tests in that class are run by the normal xUnit runners.

Originally a fork of xunit.ioc.autofac by @dennisroche

How to use

Install the Nuget package.

Install-Package xunit.frameworks.autofac

In your testing project, add the following framework

[assembly: TestFramework("Your.Test.Project.ConfigureTestFramework", "AssemblyName")]

namespace Your.Test.Project
    public class ConfigureTestFramework : AutofacTestFramework
        public ConfigureTestFramework(IMessageSink diagnosticMessageSink)
            : base(diagnosticMessageSink)

        protected override void ConfigureContainer(ContainerBuilder builder)

            builder.RegisterSource(new NSubstituteRegistrationSource()); // https://gist.github.com/dabide/57c5279894383d8f0ee4ed2069773907


            // configure your container
            // e.g. builder.RegisterModule<TestOverrideModule>();

Example test class.

[UseAutofacTestFramework] // Without this attribute, the test class will be handled by the standard xUnit test runners
public class MyAwesomeTests
    public MyAwesomeTests(IFoo foo)
        _foo = foo;

    public void AssertThatWeDoStuff()

    private readonly ITestOutputHelper _outputHelper;

public interface IFoo
    Guid Bar { get; }

public class Foo : IFoo
    public Guid Bar { get; } = Guid.NewGuid();

ICollectionFixture<T>, IClassFixture<T>, and ITheoryFixture<T> are also supported, together with INeedModule<T>. (The latter specifies Autofac modules to be loaded when the lifetime scope is created.) This enables very elegant solutions:

public class MyEvenMoreAwesomeTests : IUseInMemoryDb
    public MyEvenMoreAwesomeTests(IDbConnectionFactory dbConnectionFactory)
        _dbConnectionFactory = dbConnectionFactory;

    public void AssertThatWeDoEvenMoreStuff()
        using (IDbConnection db = _dbConnectionFactory.Open())
            // ... and so on

    private readonly IDbConnectionFactory _dbConnectionFactory;

public interface IUseInMemoryDb : IClassFixture<MemoryDatabaseClassFixture>

public class MemoryDatabaseClassFixture : IDisposable, INeedModule<MemoryDatabaseClassFixture.MemoryDatabaseFixtureModule>
    private readonly IDbConnection _db;

    public MemoryDatabaseClassFixture(IDbConnectionFactory dbConnectionFactory)
        // Keep the in-memory database alive
        _db = dbConnectionFactory.Open();

    public void Dispose()
        // Now it can rest in peace

    public class MemoryDatabaseFixtureModule : Module
        protected override void Load(ContainerBuilder builder)
            builder.Register(c => new OrmLiteConnectionFactory(":memory:", SqliteDialect.Provider)).As<IDbConnectionFactory>().SingleInstance();



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