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This is a follow up to the post about how ReSharper and Visual Studio messes with your MSpec specifications.

Resharper has built in support for naming inspections which is great for consistency if everyone in the team follows the same rules, but sometimes you just don’t want it. The most common scenario is when writing BDD specs (with tools like Machine.Specifications or MSpec for short).

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This is a pretty common specification in our current project, and the class name might seem strange if you haven’t done BDD before. But the beauty of this is that the testing framework generates reports with this convention which is extremely readable for non-techincal people.

It will read something like this:

When an already handled customer is processed
the customer should not be processed further

Or whatever you want to check. Our rake task always generates a html-page with all our specifications in a nice and readable format (more on that in a later post).

Well, back on topic! How do we tell Resharper not to scream WARNING, WARNING! at us all the time. We ARE naming things like this on purpose!

As everything always has been done by someone before, I’m only going to give you a link to the solution: http://www.aspiringcraftsman.com/2010/02/resharper-naming-style-for-machine-specifications/

You can add as many naming styles as you like to suit your specifications.

Happy mspeccing!

//J

PS. If you like the Visual Studio theme I’m using, go grab it from my repository over at github. Be sure to read the readme for the right fonts, otherwise the theme will hurt your eyes and probably your babies or kittens too.