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DataAccessMethod Enumeration

Specifies constants that indicate how data rows are accessed in data-driven testing.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework.dll)

public enum DataAccessMethod

Member nameDescription
SequentialRows are returned in a sequential order.
RandomRows are returned in a random order.

The following code contains the class and method to test.

using System;

namespace BankAccountNS
{
    public class BankAccount
    {
        private string custName;
        private double bal;

        public BankAccount(string customerName, double balance)
        {
            custName = customerName;
            bal = balance;
        }

        public double Balance
        { get { return bal; } }

        public void Debit(double amount)
        {
            if (amount < 0)
                throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException("amount");
            bal -= amount;
        }
    }
}

The following test will pass. It uses the sample.mdb access database that contains the following data.

Name

Balance

Amount

Jorg Bott

100

25

Pedro Ruivo

70

60

Mandar Samant

75

71.25

Russell King

159

158

Jun Cao

11.99

11.22

Note that the DataAccessMethod is sequential.

using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting;
using BankAccountNS;
using System;

namespace MyCSTestProject
{
    [TestClass()]
    public class BankAccountTest
    {
        private TestContext testContextInstance;
        public TestContext TestContext
        {
            get { return testContextInstance; }
            set { testContextInstance = value; }
        }

        [TestMethod()]
        [DataSource("System.Data.OleDb",
           "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=\"C:\\sample.mdb\"",
           "Table1",
           DataAccessMethod.Sequential)]
        public void DebitTest()
        {
            string customerName = testContextInstance.DataRow["Name"].ToString();

            double bal = Convert.ToDouble(testContextInstance.DataRow["Balance"]);
            double amt = Convert.ToDouble(testContextInstance.DataRow["Amount"]);

            double newBalance = bal - amt;

            BankAccount target = new BankAccount(customerName, bal);
            target.Debit(amt);

            Assert.AreEqual(newBalance, target.Balance, .00);
        }
    }
}

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