SpecFlow V2 Release

Before installing the new version, please read the information on updating. The installation procedure is also covered there. Note that SpecFlow 2 requires .NET 4.5 or higher!

WHAT’S NEW IN SPECFLOW V2?

Important changes in SpecFlow V2 include:

  • All components upgraded to .NET 4.5.
    Note: SpecFlow v2 will no longer work with older .NET runtimes!
  • Upgraded to the new Gherkin 3 parser
    Note: This change may mean that older feature files are no longer parsed correctly!
  • Support for parallel SpecFlow tests within the same AppDomain
  • Visual Studio integration has been separated to a separate project
  • Support for xUnit 2.0 and NUnit 3.0, including parallel test execution. The older providers have been retained and renamed (to xunit.1 and nunit.2 respectively).
  • Ability to determine the execution order of hooks (e.g. [BeforeScenario])
  • Extensible table conversions and comparisons for CreateSet, CreateInstance, CompareToSet andCompareToInstance.
  • Access the details of the currently executed step with ScenarioContext.StepContext
  • Display tags in NUnit test adapter in Visual Studio
  • Better regular expression suggestions generated for missing steps with quoted parameters
  • Steps base class provides properties for thread-safe access to feature, scenario and step contexts
  • Scenario and feature context can be injected to the binding class, avoiding static ScenarioContext.Current and FeatureContext.Current accessors
  • Better matching of column names to property names by removing characters that are invalid in property names
  • Small improvements in the DI framework
  • Easily configure SpecFlow to work with MSTest using the SpecFlow.MsTest NuGet package
  • Test execution report now includes “tags” in the NUnit report, which can be displayed using a custom XSLT
  • Removed .NET runtime version from generated file headers to avoid unwanted changes

You can find the full changelog here. More information on parallel execution is available in the documentation here.

SpecFlow+ Version 1.3 Released

Note: If you haven’t already, please read the information on upgrading to SpecFlow 2.

SpecFlow+ 1.3 has been released. This new version supports SpecFlow 2. SpecFlow+ 1.3 also uses Razor 3.6.1 (as opposed to Razor 2.1.0). This means you may need to update your report templates to refect the changes in the Razor syntax in 3.6.1.

For detailed information on upgrading to SpecFlow+ 1.3, refer to the documentation here.

SpecFlow V2 Pre-Release Available

After more than three years of blood, sweat and tears, the pre-release of SpecFlow v2 is now available for download from NuGet. A big “Thank You” to everyone who contributed!