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Unit Testing Session State Dependent Code in ASP.Net MVC

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It can be pretty tricky to unit test code that’s dependent on Session State, a situation I needed to address recently when developing my talk for the MTUG Developer Day, largely because Session State is dependent on having a properly initialized Controller and a Controller, as it is built on top of ASP.Net is not an easy thing to initialize!

The MVCContrib Testhelper can help here though as it has a handy method to … initialize a Controller!

Here’s a sample:

var controller = new XXXController();

            // MVCContrib TestHelper is initializing the Controller for us INCLUDING session state!
            var builder = new TestControllerBuilder();

The InitializeController method performs all the necessary tasks to initialize the Controller including preparing Session State and we can now unit test code that depends on Session State.

Written by andrewlocatelliwoodcock

October 25, 2011 at 20:26

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