SparkyTestHelpers.Moq.Core 1.5.0

Moq extension methods and syntax helpers used by SparkyTestHelpers.Moq and SparkyTestHelpers.Moq.Fluent

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Moq syntax helpers

see also:


This package provides core extension methods intended for use with SparkyTestHelpers.Moq and SparkyTestHelpers.Moq.Fluent, but it can be used on its own...

Moq, “the most popular and friendly mocking framework for .NET” is great, but some of the syntax is a bit unwieldy.

This NuGet package provides extension methods that allow you to use Moq with “wieldier” (Is that a word?) syntax:

“Any” - Syntax alternative to “It.IsAny<T>”

_mock.Setup(x => x.DoSomething(
    It.IsAny<string>(), It.IsAny<int>(), It.IsAny<IEnumerable<int>>())
    .Returns(true);

...can be simplified to:

using SparkyTestHelpers.Moq;
. . .
_mock.Setup(x => x.DoSomething(
    Any.String, Any.Int, Any.IEnumerable<int>()) 
    .Returns(true);
"Any" members:
  • Any.Action
  • Any.Action<T>
  • Any.Action<T1, T2>
  • Any.Action<T1, T2, T3>
  • Any.Array<T>
  • Any.Boolean
  • Any.Dictionary<TKey, TValue>
  • Any.DateTime
  • Any.Decimal
  • Any.Double
  • Any.Func<T>
  • Any.Func<T1, T2>
  • Any.Func<T1, T2, T3>
  • Any.Guid
  • Any.IEnumerable<T>
  • Any.InstanceOf<T> (Any.One<T> is a "synonym" for Any.InstanceOf<T>)
  • Any.IList<T>
  • Any.Int
  • Any.IQueryable<T?
  • Any.KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue>
  • Any.Lazy<T>
  • Any.List<T>
  • Any.Long
  • Any.Nullable<T>
  • Any.Object
  • Any.Short
  • Any.Single
  • Any.String
  • Any.TimeSpan
  • Any.Tuple<T1, T2>
  • Any.Type
  • Any.UInt
  • Any.ULong
  • Any.UShort
It.Ref<T>.IsAny alternate syntax (for primitive types, e.g. Bool, Int, Decimal):
  • Any.Ref.Int
  • Any.Out.Int

mock.Where extension method

...provides an alternate syntax for "It.Is":

using SparkyTestHelpers.Moq;
. . .
// sad:
_mock.Setup(x => x.Foo(It.Is<int>(i => i % 2 == 0))).Returns(true);
// rad!:
_mock.Setup(x => x.Foo(Any.Int.Where(i => i % 2 == 0))).Returns(true);

mock.Expression extension method

...makes it easy to create a reusable expression so you don't duplicate code in ".Setup" and ".Verify" calls. This test:

// Arrange:
_mock.Setup(x => x.Foo(
    Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>())
    ).Returns(true);

// Act:
subjectUnderTest.Foo("yo", 5, myBar);

//Assert:
_mock.VerifyOneCallTo(x => x.Foo(
    Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>()));

...where you have to code the same “x => x.Foo(
Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>()
” expression for both the .Setup and .Verify calls  -  can be simplified to:

using SparkyTestHelpers.Moq;
. . .
// Arrange:
var fooExp = _mock.Expression(x => 
    x.Foo(Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>()));
_mock.Setup(fooExp).Returns(true);

// Act:
subjectUnderTest.Foo("yo", 5, myBar);

// Assert:
_mock.VerifyOneCallTo(fooExp);

...so you only have to code the expression once, reducing finger fatigue and the possibility of the Setup and Verify expressions not matching because of a typo!

Moq syntax helpers

see also:


This package provides core extension methods intended for use with SparkyTestHelpers.Moq and SparkyTestHelpers.Moq.Fluent, but it can be used on its own...

Moq, “the most popular and friendly mocking framework for .NET” is great, but some of the syntax is a bit unwieldy.

This NuGet package provides extension methods that allow you to use Moq with “wieldier” (Is that a word?) syntax:

“Any” - Syntax alternative to “It.IsAny<T>”

_mock.Setup(x => x.DoSomething(
    It.IsAny<string>(), It.IsAny<int>(), It.IsAny<IEnumerable<int>>())
    .Returns(true);

...can be simplified to:

using SparkyTestHelpers.Moq;
. . .
_mock.Setup(x => x.DoSomething(
    Any.String, Any.Int, Any.IEnumerable<int>()) 
    .Returns(true);
"Any" members:
  • Any.Action
  • Any.Action<T>
  • Any.Action<T1, T2>
  • Any.Action<T1, T2, T3>
  • Any.Array<T>
  • Any.Boolean
  • Any.Dictionary<TKey, TValue>
  • Any.DateTime
  • Any.Decimal
  • Any.Double
  • Any.Func<T>
  • Any.Func<T1, T2>
  • Any.Func<T1, T2, T3>
  • Any.Guid
  • Any.IEnumerable<T>
  • Any.InstanceOf<T> (Any.One<T> is a "synonym" for Any.InstanceOf<T>)
  • Any.IList<T>
  • Any.Int
  • Any.IQueryable<T?
  • Any.KeyValuePair<TKey, TValue>
  • Any.Lazy<T>
  • Any.List<T>
  • Any.Long
  • Any.Nullable<T>
  • Any.Object
  • Any.Short
  • Any.Single
  • Any.String
  • Any.TimeSpan
  • Any.Tuple<T1, T2>
  • Any.Type
  • Any.UInt
  • Any.ULong
  • Any.UShort
It.Ref<T>.IsAny alternate syntax (for primitive types, e.g. Bool, Int, Decimal):
  • Any.Ref.Int
  • Any.Out.Int

mock.Where extension method

...provides an alternate syntax for "It.Is":

using SparkyTestHelpers.Moq;
. . .
// sad:
_mock.Setup(x => x.Foo(It.Is<int>(i => i % 2 == 0))).Returns(true);
// rad!:
_mock.Setup(x => x.Foo(Any.Int.Where(i => i % 2 == 0))).Returns(true);

mock.Expression extension method

...makes it easy to create a reusable expression so you don't duplicate code in ".Setup" and ".Verify" calls. This test:

// Arrange:
_mock.Setup(x => x.Foo(
    Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>())
    ).Returns(true);

// Act:
subjectUnderTest.Foo("yo", 5, myBar);

//Assert:
_mock.VerifyOneCallTo(x => x.Foo(
    Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>()));

...where you have to code the same “x => x.Foo(
Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>()
” expression for both the .Setup and .Verify calls  -  can be simplified to:

using SparkyTestHelpers.Moq;
. . .
// Arrange:
var fooExp = _mock.Expression(x => 
    x.Foo(Any.String, Any.Int, Any.InstanceOf<Bar>()));
_mock.Setup(fooExp).Returns(true);

// Act:
subjectUnderTest.Foo("yo", 5, myBar);

// Assert:
_mock.VerifyOneCallTo(fooExp);

...so you only have to code the expression once, reducing finger fatigue and the possibility of the Setup and Verify expressions not matching because of a typo!

Release Notes

v1.5: Added It.Out, It.Ref, Where extension with Action<T> callback

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
1.5.0 52 3/31/2019
1.4.3 230 10/22/2018
1.4.1 95 10/20/2018
1.4.0 94 10/20/2018