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how can i unit test a entity framework class from a table?

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how can i unit test a entity framework class from a table?
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Please clarify your question.
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Want to mock ef return data
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Which mocking framework are you using?
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moq
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I haven't used EF extensively, and I certainly haven't mocked it yet, but as I understand you simply mock out the context, and then you can return what you need to.

e.g.

Mock<YourDataContext> mockContext = new Mock<YourDataContext>();

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You would then define setups on the various "tables" in your context:

mockContext.SetupGet<IDbSet<YourTableName>>(ctx => ctx.PropertyToMock);

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You can specify what should be returned on a call to that method if you need actual data:

Mock<YourDataContext> mockContext = new Mock<YourDataContext>();
Mock<IDbSet<YourTableName>> mockDbSet = new Mock<IDbSet<YourTableName>>();
List<YourTableName> fakeDatabaseObjects = new List<YourTableName>() { new YourTableName(), new YourTableName() };

mockDbSet.Setup(dbSet => dbSet.GetEnumerator())
            .Returns(fakeDatabaseObjects.GetEnumerator());

mockContext.SetupGet<IDbSet<YourTableName>>(ctx => ctx.PropertyToMock)
            .Returns(mockDbSet.Object);

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