Test-Driven Development Using Visual Studio 2008 and C# Training

Course #:WA1900

Test-Driven Development Using Visual Studio 2008 and C# Training

An emerging software engineering paradigm is test-driven development, where tests are written early and testing is performed continuously during the development process. Problems are discovered early and corrected when they are found. This one-day course for developers explains the methodology of test-driven development and the use of the unit testing framework that comes with Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition and higher.


Developers needing to become familiar with unit testing and its standards.


A basic knowledge of the .NET Framework and experience programming in C# with Visual Studio.


One Day

Outline of Test-Driven Development Using Visual Studio 2008 and C# Training

1. Test-Driven Development

  • Test-Driven Development
  • Functional Tests
  • Unit Tests
  • Test Automation
  • Rules for TDD
  • Implications of TDD
  • Simple Design
  • Refactoring
  • Regression Testing
  • Test List
  • Red/Green/Refactor
  • Using the Unit Testing Framework
  • Testing with Unit Testing Framework
  • A Unit Testing Framework Test Drive
  • IQueue Interface and Stub Class
  • Test List for Queue
  • A Second Test
  • More Queue Functionality
  • TDD with Legacy Code
  • Acme Travel Agency Case Study

2. Visual Studio Unit Testing Fundamentals

  • Structure of Unit Tests
  • Assertions
  • Unit Testing Framework
  • Unit Testing Framework Namespace
  • Assert Class
  • Assert.AreEqual()
  • More Assert Methods
  • CollectionAssert Class
  • StringAssert Class
  • Test Case
  • Test Methods
  • Test Class
  • Test Runner
  • Command Line Test Runner
  • Ignoring Tests
  • Using the Ignore Attribute
  • Test Initialization and Cleanup
  • Class Initialization and Cleanup

3. More about Unit Testing Framework

  • Expected Exceptions
  • Enqueue and Dequeue
  • Tests for Enqueue and Dequeue
  • ToArray()
  • Test of ToArray()
  • Exceptions Dialog
  • Custom Asserts
  • Implementing a Custom Assert
  • Test Lists
  • Test List Hierarchy
  • Debugging Unit Tests
  • Running Tests at the Command Line
  • MSTest.exe Command Line Options
  • Test Lists at the Command Line
  • Refactoring
  • Collection Class Implementation
  • Testing the New Version
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