Diffract 0.1.1

Install-Package Diffract -Version 0.1.1
dotnet add package Diffract --version 0.1.1
<PackageReference Include="Diffract" Version="0.1.1" />
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paket add Diffract --version 0.1.1
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#r "nuget: Diffract, 0.1.1"
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// Install Diffract as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Diffract&version=0.1.1

// Install Diffract as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Diffract&version=0.1.1
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Diffract is a .NET library that displays a readable diff between two objects. It is particularly useful for unit testing complex objects. Here is an example:

record User(string Name, int Age, string[] Pets);

var expected = new User("Emma", 42, new[] { "Oscar", "Fluffy", "Tibbles" });
var actual = new User("Andy", 42, new[] { "Oscar", "Sparky" });

Diffract.Assert(expected, actual);

The above throws an AssertionFailedException with the following message:

Value differs by 2 fields:
  Name Expect = "Emma"
       Actual = "Andy"
  Pets collection differs:
    Pets.Count Expect = 3
               Actual = 2
    Pets[1] Expect = "Fluffy"
            Actual = "Sparky"

Diffract can drill down many composite types:

  • POCOs;
  • C# records;
  • F# records and anonymous records;
  • F# unions;
  • enumerables (IEnumerable<T>);
  • dictionaries (IDictionary<K, V>, IReadOnlyDictionary<K, V>);
  • value and reference tuples.

Values of any other equatable type (like string and int in the above example) are treated as leaves that can be tested for equality.

Example outputs

POCO or record with multiple field differences:

record User(string Name, int Age, bool IsActive);

var expected = new User("Emma", 42, true);
var actual = new User("Andy", 35, true);
Value differs by 2 fields:
  Name Expect = "Emma"
       Actual = "Andy"
  Age Expect = 42
      Actual = 35

F# union where the case is different:

type Contact =
  | Email of address: string
  | Phone of number: string
  
let expected = Email "user@example.com"
let actual = Phone "555-123-456"
Value differs by union case:
  Expect is Email
  Actual is Phone

F# union where the case is the same and the value is different:

type Contact =
  | Email of address: string
  | Phone of number: string
  
let expected = Email "user@example.com"
let actual = Email "someone@example.com"
Value differs by union case Email fields:
  address Expect = "user@example.com"
          Actual = "someone@example.com"

Enumerables show the counts if they differ, followed by the diffs per item:

var expected = new string[] { "first", "second" };
var actual = new string[] { "first", "2nd", "third" };
Value collection differs:
  Count Expect = 2
        Actual = 3
  [1] Expect = "second"
      Actual = "2nd"

Dictionaries show the keys missing on either side, followed by the diffs per item that exists in both:

var expected = new Dictionary<string, int>
{
    { "first", 1 },
    { "second", 2 },
    { "third", 3 },
};
var actual = new Dictionary<string, int>
{
    { "first", 1 },
    { "third", 2 },
    { "fourth", 4 },
};
Value dictionary differs:
  ["second"] Actual is missing
  ["fourth"] Expect is missing
  ["third"] Expect = 3
            Actual = 2

API

Diffract provides the following methods:

void Diffract.Assert<T>(T expected, T actual, IDiffer<T> differ = null, PrintParams param = null)

Computes the diff between two objects and, if it is not empty, throws an AssertionFailedException with the diff as message.

string Diffract.ToString<T>(T expected, T actual, IDiffer<T> differ = null, PrintParams param = null)

Prints the diff between two objects to a string.

void Diffract.Write<T>(T expected, T actual, TextWriter writer = null, IDiffer<T> differ = null, PrintParams param = null)

Prints the diff between two objects to the given TextWriter (or to standard output if not provided).

FSharpOption<Diff> Diffract.Diff<T>(T expected, T actual, IDiffer<T> differ = null)

Computes the diff between two objects. Returns None if the objects are found to be equal.

NuGet packages

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