[rspec-users] testing a render of a partial in a helper

nathanvda nathanvda at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 07:04:28 EDT 2011


Ignore this, I had a different problem in my code causing this.

On Oct 5, 9:28 pm, nathanvda <nathan... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to spec my helpers, and I find a few of my helpers
> actually render a partial.
>
> My code:
>
>     module PageHelper
>       def settings_menu
>         render :partial => '_shared/settings_menu'
>       end
>
>       def banner_for(model)
>         banner_message = ... some message ...
>         render :partial => 'shared/banner', :locals => { :message =>
> banner_message }
>       end
>     end
>
> I want to be able to either capture the result of the render, or just
> express the expectation that the `render` is called. For now neither
> work. My test now looks as follows:
>
>     require 'spec_helper'
>
>     describe PageHelper do
>
>       context "settings_menu" do
>         it "render the correct partial" do
>           helper.should_receive(:render).with({:partial => 'shared/
> settings_menu'})
>           helper.settings_menu
>         end
>         it "generates the correct result" do
>           @result = helper.settings_menu
>           @result.should be == "something"
>         end
>       end
>     end
>
> Both of these tests fail. The expectation is never met, and `@result`
> is always `nil`.
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