Here's code that I hate:
var viewName = ((ViewResult)actionResult).ViewName;
I have two problems with this code:
- The code doesn't read left-to-right. I have to start in the middle, look left to see what it's being cast as, and then further right to access the cast.
- Awkward parentheses.
This library contains one thing: a tiny static extension method on Object that lets me do this:
var viewName = actionResult.CastAs<ViewResult>().ViewName; // or var viewName = actionResult.CastTo<ViewResult>().ViewName;
CastAs will do a (obj as T) cast, and CastTo will do a (T)obj.
It's very minor, I know. But it helps me, especially when testing.
I also do a lot of MVC work, and this lets me test like this:
actionResult.CastAs<ViewResult>() .Model.CastAs<MyViewModel>() .LastName.ShouldEqual("Galt");