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Test Driven Development for DNN Modules Template - How to use it

I have completed the template for VS2008 that I was building so I could build TDD DNN Modules easily.  Download it from Code Plex.  Here's how to use it.

The vbproj for the module has some modifications to allow you to develop outside the DesktopModules folder, see this post for details  The following steps require you to follow this development practice.
Also you will need to use an object qulifier on your db, which of course you do anyway right, and the Unit Tests use TransactionScope so you will need to start the MS DTC Service.

  1. Create a New Project and select the C# Web Folder and select the TestDrivenDNNModule.Tests template.  Make sure you put the tests into a subfolder of your module usually called Tests.  Name the tests project the same name as the Module project you will add soon.  Youu need to do this so the namespaces and object names in both projects are aligned.
  2. You will now see the Documentation.htm file opened with the rest of the instructions.
  3. Rename this test project to TestDrivenDNNModule4.Tests 
  4. Select Add New Reference and find the DotNetNuke.dll assembly in the File Dialog. 
  5. This test project also needs to access the database so you will need to set up the connection string in the SqlDataProviderFixture.cs file.
  6. Add a New project and select the TestDrivenDNNModule template and name the project TestDrivenDNNModule4 and put it in the parent folder of the tests project you added first..
  7. Edit the Project properties by double-cliking on the My Project folder in Solution Explorer.
  8. Make sure that the Application Tab is selected
  9. Make sure the Root Namespace text-box is empty, and save the Project.
  10. Select Add New Reference and find the DotNetNuke.dll and Microsoft.ApplicationBlocks.Data assemblies in the File Dialog.
  11. Build the Module project and then add a project reference to the TestDrivenDNNModule4 Module from the tests project.
  12. Install your new module as per normal and you will be able to run the Unit Tests.



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