Monday, 8 August 2005

NUnitAsp Code Generation

Last Thursday I was out visiting the e-business team at Mawson Lakes campus. I was showing them how to use NUnit and NUnitAsp for automated unit testing. As I was setting up a test for NUnitAsp, I noticed how repetitive it was to:
  1. Browse the web page
  2. Find the control
  3. View the source to see the control's id.
  4. Add a variable declaration to the test class.
  5. Add a variable assignment/initialise to the SetUp method for the variable
  6. Back to step 2
I wondered if this could be automated a bit to make it quicker to set up the test classes for NUnitAsp. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I joined the developer list for NUnitAsp, and asked the other subscribers if anyone had done this before. No one said they had, but a couple replied saying they'd be interested in the results. So I whipped up a first-effort that you can download here. It still needs a bit of cleaning up, and I'm thinking it might be useful to make it work as a Visual Studio AddIn too, but it does work ok.

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