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Techdays Portugal 2008 – For A World 2.0

Microsoft Portugal will be hosting Techdays 2008 from Mars 12nd to 14th, right after the Portuguese launch of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on Mars 11th.

This is the biggest and greatest tech event in Portugal and there will be lots of national and international speakers and contests.

I’ll be there. Come visit us.

TypeMock: How to Make Reflective Mocks More Natural

Like I said before, this as been on the back of my mind for a while.


A while back I introduced a way to get the MethodInfo of a method in a strongly typed way using LINQ, and that’s how I’m going to make Reflective Mocks more Natural.


Well, it’s as easy as this:

public static class MockExtender
{
    public static IParameters ExpectAndReturn<T1, T2, TResult>(this IMockControl mock, Expression<Func<T1, T2, TResult>> expression, object ret, params Type[] genericTypes)
    {
        return mock.ExpectAndReturn((expression.Body as MethodCallExpression).Method.Name, ret, genericTypes);
    }
}

(For now, I’ll leave to someone else the implementation of the rest of the overloads)


With this implementation it’s possible to handle static classes (a limitation of Fredrik‘s implementation).


As for private methods, just let Visual Studio (2008, in this sample) and TypeMock do their magic.


So, to test this class:

public static class Class1
{
    public static string PublicMethod(string param1, int param2)
    {
        return PrivateMethod(param2, param1);
    }

    private static string PrivateMethod(int param2, string param1)
    {
        throw new NotImplementedException();
    }
}

We just write this test:

[TestMethod()]
public void PublicMethodTest()
{
    string param1 = “param”;
    int param2 = 5;
    string expected = “return”;
    string actual;

    Mock targetMock = MockManager.Mock(typeof(Class1));

    targetMock.ExpectAndReturn((int i, string s) => ClassLibrary1.Class1_Accessor.PrivateMethod(i, s), expected).Args(param2, param1);

    actual = Class1.PublicMethod(param1, param2);

    Assert.AreEqual(expected, actual);
}

How about this for clean and simple?

WCSF geekSpeak: Online Resources

Here is the list of topics covered in the WCSF geekSpeak webcast:

  1. Contextual Auto Complete Bundle
    Demo code: WCSF geekSpeak: Contextual Auto Complete Bundle Demo Code
  2. Validation Bundle
    Demo code: WCSF geekSpeak: Validation Bundle Demo Code
  3. Real-Time Search Bundle
    Demo code: WCSF geekSpeak: Real-Time Search Bundle Demo Code
  4. MVP Bundle
  5. Modularity Bundle
  6. Page Flow Application Block
  7. E-Commerce Catalog
  8. EventBroker extension

And here is a list of online resources: