Visual Studio – Snippet for Arrange Act Assert comments

I like to comment my tests following the arrange, act, assert pattern.

E.g.
//Arrange
//Act
//Assert

Here is a snippet you can add to “your” snippets folder in Visual Studio 2019:
(or use menu Tools -> Code snippet manager to find your correct path to add to / or Import file).
Filename: C:\Users\andreasp\Documents\Visual Studio 2019\Code Snippets\Visual C#\My Code Snippets\testmethodcomment_act_arrange_assert.snippet

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<CodeSnippets xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2005/CodeSnippet">
  <CodeSnippet Format="1.0.0">
    <Header>
      <SnippetTypes>
        <SnippetType>Expansion</SnippetType>
      </SnippetTypes>
      <Title>Test Method Comment - Act Arrange Assert</Title>
      <Shortcut>testaaa</Shortcut>
      <Description>Code snippet for a test method structure comments. Act arrange assert</Description>
    </Header>
    <Snippet>
      <Code Language="csharp">
    <![CDATA[//Arrange
    $end$
    
    //Act 
    
    //Assert
    ]]></Code>
    </Snippet>
  </CodeSnippet>
</CodeSnippets>

Restart Visual Studio.

Usage:
Inside testmethod, type:

testaaa [tab]

The 3 comments will be inserted, and cursor below //Arrange comment line.

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