NAnt is a free and open source software tool for automating software build processes. It is similar to Apache Ant, but targeted at the .NET environment rather than Java. The name NAnt comes from the fact that the tool is Not Ant. NAnt requires one of the .NET frameworks (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.5 or 4.0) or the third party Mono platform.
The NAnt plugin calls the NAnt tool via command line and passes the user-provided parameters. It also allows the input of any command making the test more configurable according to specific needs.