Popular C# unit testing frameworks are NUnit, XUnit and Built-in Visual Studio testing tools. All of these unit testing frameworks offer a similar end goal, to help make writing unit tests faster, simpler and easier. But there are still a few key differences between them. Some are more focused towards powerful complex tests, while others rank simplicity and usability as a higher priority.
Built-in Visual Studio testing tools
1. Built in testing framework supported by Microsoft.
2. Add tags such as [TestClass] and [TestMethod] to your code in order to get testing.
3. Visual Studio UI test panel found under Test -> Windows -> Test Explorer.
1. NUnit is installed via a NuGet package, which you can search for within Visual Studio.
2. Adding tags to a [TestClass] as a [TestFixture], and a [TestMethod] as simply a [Test].
3. Test are run in NUnit using command line or install a GUI based plugin. http://nunit.org/docs/2.4/nunit-gui.html
4. Write test cases with arguments, then easily run the same test with a range of unique data.
5. Integrates with Resharper test suites.
1. XUnit is an open source testing platform with a larger focus in extensibility and flexibility.
2. XUnit is also installed via a NuGet package, http://xunit.github.io/
3. Option of installing a GUI-based plugin for Visual Studio.
4. Tags used are [InLineData], [Fact] tag and Theories.
5. XUnit is also extensible providing overridable base methods [FactAttribute] and [TraitAttribute].
6. XUnit supports is running your tests in parallel.
7. XUnit has features like parameterized tests.
8. Single object instance per test method.