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The UnitTest++ project is soon to be archived, I do not recommend new users to use it for their projects

Getting started

  • Get the sources from GitHub: git clone
  • Build it using CMake:
 cd unittest-cpp
 mkdir build-release
 cd build-release
 cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
 make -j4
 sudo make install

Creating a new UniTest++ project


This plugins only work with the default C++ workspace

  • From the menu, go to WorkspaceNew Project and select project category to UnitTest++
  • Fill in the project details and click OK.

A new project with a new file is created with a single main.cpp file. This file is heavily documented with examples on how manually to add tests

  • From Project SettingsCompilerInclude Paths add the path to where UnitTest++ installed its headers (on Linux, it's installed under /usr/local/include)
  • From Project SettingsLinkerLibrary search paths add the path to libUnitTest++.a (on Linux, it's installed under /usr/local/lib/)
  • From Project SettingsLinkerLibraries, make sure it includes libUnitTest++.a
  • Close Project Settings, then make sure the project compiles and links correctly

Adding new tests

You are now ready to add tests to your classes. To do so:

  • Right-click on an editor within CodeLite.
  • In the context menu that appears, select UnitTest++ -> Create tests for class
  • In the resulting dialog, type the name of the class that you want to test, or click on the [...] button to get a list of classes.
  • Select the target UnitTest project (CodeLite will place the tests in this project)
  • Check the functions you want to test
  • Click OK

You should now see a new code added to the main.cpp file for every function you selected:




For me, compiling the above example produces this:

C:/compilers/mingw64/bin/mingw32-make.exe -j24 SHELL=cmd.exe -e -f  Makefile
"----------Building project:[ ConsoleUT - Debug ]----------"
mingw32-make.exe[1]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Eran/Documents/HelloWorld/ConsoleUT'
C:/compilers/mingw64/bin/g++.exe  -c  "C:/Users/Eran/Documents/HelloWorld/ConsoleUT/main.cpp" -g  -o ../build-Debug/ConsoleUT/main.cpp.o -I. -I. -IC:\src\unittest-cpp
C:/compilers/mingw64/bin/g++.exe -o ..\build-Debug\bin\ConsoleUT @../build-Debug/ConsoleUT/ObjectsList.txt -L. -LC:\src\unittest-cpp/build-release  -lUnitTest++
mingw32-make.exe[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Eran/Documents/HelloWorld/ConsoleUT'
====0 errors, 0 warnings====

Running it shows this:


The above code has no errors, but if I had error in the code the report would have provide the line + description. To demonstrate that, modify the TestSecondClass_get_name function into this:

    std::string s = "hello";
    CHECK_EQUAL(s, "world"); // boom!



Double clicking the error entry in the view will take you directly to the problematic line