Unit Tests for WCF (and Moq) Part II

 

My latest post about "creating wrapper classes" for mocking the WCF context has started generating some controversies. I initially wrote those classes to decouple my service implementation from the concrete implementation of the WCF context,  something that  did not have anything to do with the static nature of the context. (I can still pass the current instance as an argument to my service implementation).

As I mentioned in my previous post, the WCF context is neither a base class (with virtual methods) nor an interface, so it can not easily mocked, that is main issue here.

I am not sure if TypeMock allows mocking this kind of class as well, probably yes, I have never used that tool before so I do not know.  It would be great to have a natural or easy support in C# for mocking non-virtual methods or statics, but it is not there now. I personally prefer writing some simple wrapper classes or "utterly useless wrappers" as someone call them  (In fact, it only took me 5 minutes to write them, and I do not think my productive was affected by that) rather than creating code that can only be tested by an specific tool. I am not saying that you should not use TypeMock, anyone is free to use the tool that works best for his needs.

Published Tuesday, May 20, 2008 2:28 PM by cibrax
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