Category: SpecsFor

A Simple Trick to View Data in SQL Server While Your Specs Are Running

It’s ridiculously easy to do integration testing against Entity Framework and a real database when you are using SpecsFor.   I use SpecsFor to do all my integration testing.   But it occurred to me that I’ve never publicly documented one of the common tricks I use: viewing data in the test database while the specs are…

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SpecsFor 5.0 Released!

The new version of SpecsFor should now be live on NuGet.  This version uses the latest version of StructureMap and Moq and fixes a couple of other issues.  SpecsFor also gained a new partial matching method a while back, I just haven’t had time blog about it.  Read on to find out how to use…

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SpecsFor, SpecsFor Helpers, and SpecsFor All Updated!

There are lots of small fixes and improvements across the SpecsFor suite today.  Let’s take a look! [more] SpecsFor 4.4.0 First, the Any.NonNullValueOf partial matcher now works with nullable types! SUT.ShouldLookLike(() => new TestObject { OptionalDate = Any.NonNullValueOf<DateTime?>() }) I also added two new Should extension methods for checking IEnumerables for ascending/descending values: Assert.DoesNotThrow(() =>…

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SpecsFor Updates!

New versions of both SpecsFor.Web.Helpers and SpecsFor.Mvc rolled out this week, thanks to the contributions of two users from the community. [more] First, Dan Patterson was kind enough to improve the Fake* objects, making it possible to simulate AJAX requests.  He added two new interfaces that can be used for configuring the behavior of the…

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SpecsFor – Better Partial Matching for Dates

I just shipped a small update to SpecsFor that improves the partial-matching story when dealing with dates. [more] Prior to this update, if you wanted to see if a DateTime value was “near” the current time, you had to do something like this: obj.ShouldLookLike(() => new TestObject { DateTimeValue = Some.ValueInRange(DateTime.Now.AddSeconds(-1), DateTime.Now) }) With version…

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Using SpecsFor.Mvc with Windows Authentication

Numerous people have requested that I put together a sample that illustrates how to use SpecsFor.Mvc with Windows Authentication.  Guess what’s in this post? [more] Specifying your own ApplicationHost.config file for SpecsFor.Mvc to use is the secret to getting Windows Authentication to work.  I’m going to assume you’ve already got your web project configured to…

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SpecsFor.Mvc 4.5.0 Released!

A new build of SpecsFor.Mvc is now available on NuGet!  This release was made possible by contributions from the community, so a big “Thank You!” goes out to henkeson and neuhoffm!  Their contributions added support for: Project configurations that have non-standard solution locations (just call Solution.Named() or pass in the path to your solution directly!)…

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SpecsFor.Mvc Updated (again!)

SpecsFor.Mvc 4.4.0 is now live!  This release includes improvements contributed by two very awesome individuals.  E-mail addresses containing a ‘+’ character now work correctly, and you can now wait for an element on a form to become visible using the fluent interface.  Read on to learn more about these changes! [more] First from Mark McCaigue:…

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SpecsFor.Mvc and SpecsFor Helpers updated!

There are two new releases on the SpecsFor front today.  First, thanks to Neuhoffm again, SpecsFor.Mvc now supports radio buttons properly.  You can “check” a radio button by string value or by using a strongly-typed value: SUT.FindFormFor<Task>() .Field(m => m.Title).SetValueTo("use radio buttons") //By string… .Field(m => m.Complete, "false").Click() .Submit(); SUT.FindFormFor<Task>() .Field(m => m.Title).SetValueTo("use radio buttons") .Field(m…

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SpecsFor.Mvc 4.2.0 Released!

There’s a new build of SpecsFor.Mvc available on NuGet tonight!  This version adds support for navigating to controllers within areas that are decorated with the RouteAreaAttribute class.  Now you can do things like NavigateTo<TController>() against controllers that are in areas without using the MvcFuture’s ActionLinkAreaAttribute. My thanks go out to Neuhoffm for this improvement!

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