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Appium with NUnit

Test your native and hybrid apps on a real device cloud. This guide helps you run your first test build on a real Android or iOS device on BrowserStack.

Run tests on 150+ real devices and desktop browsers

Prerequisites

BrowserStack Username and Access key. You can find this in your account profile section. If you do not have an account yet, sign up for a Free Trial.

If you are using Mac computers with Apple silicon chips, use the BrowserStack SDK CLI workflow.

Run a sample build

Run a sample Nunit test build using your preferred method on BrowserStack:

Get sample project

Get our sample project by following these steps:

Download project

Download ZIP

After downloading the sample project, unzip it in a desired location.

Import the downloaded project

Click File > Open. Navigate to your project and open it.

Configure your browserstack.yml config file

The browserstack.yml file holds all the required capabilities to run your tests on BrowserStack. It is found in your project’s (android/ios) root folder and is part of downloaded sample.

Set access credentials

Set userName and accessKey parameters in the browserstack.yml file, available in the root directory, to authenticate your tests on BrowserStack.

Select Android or iOS devices from a list of 150+ available combinations:

Use one of our sample apps to run your first Appium test on BrowserStack App Automate. Choose from the options below:

Parallel thread #1
Parallel thread #2
Parallel thread #3

Update the browserstack.yml config file

Replace the platforms object in the browserstack.yml file.

browserstack.yml
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You can also pass regular expressions (regex) in deviceName and platformVersion capabilities if your device selection is more flexible. Check out how to use regular expressions to specify device attributes.

Run sample tests on BrowserStack!

Follow these steps to run your test on BrowserStack.

On the Visual Studio toolbar, select Test > Test Explorer.

Right-click on your test and click Run.

Run test suite using VS code

Get sample project

Get our sample project using one of the following options.

Option 1: Download the project

Download ZIP

Option 2: Clone the Git repository

Clone our sample Git repository using these commands.

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[Only for Macs with Apple silicon] Install dotnet x64 on MacOS

If you are using a Mac computer with Apple silicon chip (M1 or M2) architecture, use the given command.

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  • <path> - Mention the absolute path to the directory where you want to save dotnet x64
  • <version> - Mention the dotnet version which you want to use to run tests

This command performs the following functions:

  • Installs dotnet x64
    Installs the required version of dotnet x64 at an appropriate path

  • Sets alias
    Sets an alias for the dotnet installation location on confirmation (enter y option)
    The command sets the installation path in your ~/.zshrc (zsh) or ~/.bashrc (bash) profile and you can use this alias to run your tests later. If you choose not to set the alias, when you run the tests, you have to use the entire path to the installation location on every test run.

Configure your browserstack.yml config file

The browserstack.yml file holds all the required capabilities to run your tests on BrowserStack. It is found in your project’s (android/ios) root folder and is part of downloaded sample.

Set access credentials

Set userName and accessKey parameters in the browserstack.yml file, available in the root directory, to authenticate your tests on BrowserStack.

Select Android or iOS devices from a list of 150+ available combinations:

Use one of our sample apps to run your first Appium test on BrowserStack App Automate. Choose from the options below:

Parallel thread #1
Parallel thread #2
Parallel thread #3

Update the browserstack.yml config file

Replace the platforms object in the browserstack.yml file.

browserstack.yml
Copy icon Copy snippet

You can also pass regular expressions (regex) in deviceName and platformVersion capabilities if your device selection is more flexible. Check out how to use regular expressions to specify device attributes.

Run sample tests on BrowserStack!

Based on the devices and app selected, cd to the right project, install dependencies, and run a sample test build on BrowserStack

cd android
dotnet build
dotnet test --filter "Category=sample-test"
cd ios
dotnet build
dotnet test --filter "Category=sample-test"
cd #(project folder Android or iOS)
dotnet build
dotnet test

Did not set the alias?
Use the absolute path to the dotnet installation to run your tests on Mac computers with Apple silicon chips as shown below:

</absolute/path/to/location/of/dotnet/>/dotnet test

Next steps

After you have successfully run your first test on BrowserStack, try integrating your test suite with BrowserStack.

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