[rspec-users] Accessing view helpers to spec cell views, Rails3, RSpec2

doug livesey biot023 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 08:14:31 EDT 2010


Perfect, thankyou! :)

On 8 July 2010 11:58, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jul 8, 2010, at 4:29 AM, doug livesey wrote:
>
> Hi -- I'm trying to use the excellent Cells <http://cells.rubyforge.org/> gem
> in a Rails 3 project with RSpec 2.
> I've got the 'controller' bit of the cells specced okay, but I'm struggling
> with the 'view' bit.
> What I want to do is to use RSpec's view helper methods to render the
> views, but don't know how to access them.
> I've tried declaring the spec like this:
>   describe "tabs/show.html.haml", :type => :view do
>
>
> :type => xxx isn't directly supported yet (not sure if it will be or not),
> but you can use it yourself and then do this in your spec_helper:
>
> RSpec.configure do |c|
>   c.include RSpec::Rails::ViewExampleGroup, :type => :view
> end
>
> HTH,
> David
>
>     ...
>   end
>
> This, however, still won't give me access to the assign( key, value )
> method, so I guess I'm still drawing a blank, there.
> Could someone advise me on how to access the view helpers in a spec that
> falls outside of the normal rails dir structure?
> (The actual path to the spec in question is
> "spec/cells/tabs/show.html.haml_spec.rb", and the file being specced is
> "app/cells/tabs/show.html.haml".)
> Thanks for any & all help,
>    Doug.
>
>
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