Installation Windows

Learn how to install BELLATRIX tools on Windows OS.


BELLATRIX is not a single thing it contains multiple framework libraries, extensions and tools. The tool is built to be cross-platform, however some of the features can be used under Windows since they are written for Visual Studio.

Before proceeding with the installation, please read the system requirements system requirements and install all prerequisites!

Simple Installation

1.1. Download the BELLATRIX projects zip file from the email you received after the downloading step. 1.2. Unzip it. The projects are grouped by technology: web, desktop, mobile, API, load testing

Unzip Step

Grouping By Technology

1.3. Open the project based on the test framework you prefer: MSTest or NUnit.

Grouping By Test Framework

1.4. Click on the csproj file.

Open csproj

1.5. Run the sample tests. 1.6. You can try to write a simple test yourself. 1.7. For an in-depth revision of all framework features you can open the getting started projects.

Installation Steps Visual Studio Integration

  1. Download BELLATRIX UI Installer x86 version or x64 version
  2. Run Bellatrix.Installer.UI.msi


2.1. Click Next

2.2. Accept End-User License Agreement and click Next.


2.3. Select BELLATRIX modules you would like to install and proceed with.


2.4. Click Install and agree to run the installer with Administrative permissions.


2.5. Wait for the installation to finish.


Create a New BELLATRIX Project in Visual Studio

1.1. Open a New Instance of Visual Studio IDE and Click The Create a New Project Button.

Create a new project

1.2. Search for ‘bellatrix web’.

1.3. Select Bellatrix.Web.NUnit.Tests template and click Next.

Create a new project

1.4. Choose the location where the project will be created. Set project and solution name. Click Create.

Create a new project

After you install the product, you need to create a starter kit project to see how to use all features or create an empty BELLATRIX tests project.

Read how to use all installed features:

Installation Steps Command Line

There are not snippets, item or project templates for Visual Studio Code. The way you create BELLATRIX project is through CLI.

Before you can create a new project, you need to install the template first.

All available templates:

  • Bellatrix.API.GettingStarted
  • Bellatrix.API.MSTest.Tests
  • Bellatrix.API.NUnit.Tests
  • Bellatrix.Desktop.GettingStarted
  • Bellatrix.Desktop.MSTest.Tests
  • Bellatrix.Desktop.NUnit.Tests
  • Bellatrix.Web.GettingStarted
  • Bellatrix.Web.MSTest.Tests
  • Bellatrix.Web.NUnit.Tests

Install Template

dotnet new -i Bellatrix.Web.GettingStarted

Create Project from Template

  1. Open the folder where you want the files to be placed
  2. Open CMD
  3. Type the below command for the desired template
dotnet new Bellatrix.Web.GettingStarted

Getting Started projects contain examples, demos and exercises. It is recommended to create such a project first and test the BELLATRIX tools and libraries. After that, you can use “Tests” templates which generate empty preconfigured BELLATRIX projects depending on the technology- Web, Desktop, API, MSTest, NUnit.

Create Getting Started CLI

Testing on Remote Machines

To execute your tests on a remote machine or multiple machines you can use Automate the Planet open-source distributed test runner Meissa.

You can download it from the site. To get started read Meissa Docs.