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asked by eli (5.7k points)

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I have this test setup:

var targetLabel = new Label { ID = "label" };

var p = Isolate.Fake.Instance<Panel>();
Isolate.WhenCalled(() => p.ID).WillReturn("panel");
p.Controls.Add(new TextBox { ID = "text" });

var p2 = Isolate.Fake.Instance<Panel>();
Isolate.WhenCalled(() => p2.ID).WillReturn("panel2");
p2.Controls.Add(new Label { ID = "label2" });
p2.Controls.Add(new TextBox { ID = "text2" });

Isolate.WhenCalled(() => p2.FindControl("label")).WithExactArguments().WillReturn(null);
Isolate.WhenCalled(() => p.FindControl("label")).WithExactArguments().WillReturn(targetLabel);

This is for a processing component that loops through the structure. As it loops through the structure, I want, when it gets to the p2 element, to return null, which will continue the looping, but when p is hit, it will return a match, which gets returned to the caller.

The issue is, FindControl returns a control, so it doesn't actually return a targetLabel; the assert;


Fails because the FindControl() method returns a faked control instance,not my targetLabel control reference.... so how can I mock FindControl, because the issue is its referring to all the controls as Control, and not their respective types.

answered by bmains (13.2k points)
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Basically, you can use WillReturn() to return a derived type and the assertion should work. What's throwing me off in your code is this usage:
var p = Isolate.Fake.Instance<Panel>();

Considering that p is a recursive fake, any calls originating from it are fake as well, meaning p.Controls.Add() doesn't do anything. Is this necessary for what you're trying to test?

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answered by doron (17.2k points)
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answered by scott (32k points)
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True, good point :-) I had actual objects at first, then switched them to fakes for some reason... wasn't thinking I guess. Anyway, originally I was getting errors but now it seems to work. Awesome.

answered by bmains (13.2k points)