How can I test route/action resolution of URL with query string?


How can I test route/action resolution of URL with query string?



I'm trying to use code such as the following in my unit tests,

/* Test setup code */ _routes = RouteTable.Routes; MvcApplication.RegisterRoutes(_routes); //set up the routes as they would be in actual application /* test code */ Expression<Func<SearchController, ActionResult>> actionFunc; actionFunc = action => action.Results("x", 3, null); RouteTestingExtensions.Route(    "~/Search/Results?searchText=x" ).ShouldMapTo<SearchController>(actionFunc); 

The problem is, this is failing with "Expected Results by was Results?searchText=x"

Does anyone have a solution which would allow me to test that a URL (with query string) resolves to the correct controller, action and arguments?

FYI, I don't have an explicit route setup in Global.asax.cs, as the default route works for the actual app - it just doesn't work in this test.


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routes.MapRoute(     "Custom",     "foo/{startPage}/{endPage}",     new      {          controller = "Search",          action = "Results",      } ); 
and here's the associated controller:.
public class SearchController : Controller {     public ActionResult Results(int startPage, int endPage)     {         return View();     } } 
This route could be tested like this:.
"~/foo/10/20".ShouldMapTo<SearchController>(c => c.Results(10, 20)); 
This will effectively test this the default controller is Search, the default action is Results and this both startPage and endPage parameters will be initialized to their respective values from the route. .

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