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assumeNotSet

Class: matlab.mock.TestCase
Package: matlab.mock

Assume that a property was not set

Description

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assumeNotSet(testcase,behavior) assumes that a property was not set.

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assumeNotSet(testcase,behavior,diagnostic) also associates the diagnostic information in diagnostic with the qualification. Depending on the test runner configuration, the testing framework might display diagnostics when the qualification passes or fails. By default, the framework displays diagnostics only when the qualification fails. You can override the default behavior by customizing the test runner. For example, use a DiagnosticsOutputPlugin instance to display both failing and passing event diagnostics.

Input Arguments

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Instance of the test case, specified as a matlab.mock.TestCase object.

Behavior of the mock, specified as a matlab.mock.PropertyBehavior instance. To create an instance of matlab.mock.PropertyBehavior, access a property of the behavior object.

Example: behavior.PropertyFoo

Diagnostic information to display, specified as a string array, character array, function handle, or matlab.unittest.diagnostics.Diagnostic object. Diagnostic values can be nonscalar. For more information, see matlab.unittest.diagnostics.Diagnostic.

Example: "My diagnostic message."

Example: @() datetime('now')

Examples

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Create a mock with an implicit interface for interactive use. The interface includes the PropertyFoo and PropertyBar properties. Assign a value to PropertyFoo.

testCase = matlab.mock.TestCase.forInteractiveUse;
[mock,behavior] = testCase.createMock('AddedProperties', ...
    ["PropertyFoo","PropertyBar"]);
mock.PropertyFoo = 123;

Assume that PropertyBar was not set.

testCase.assumeNotSet(behavior.PropertyBar);
An assumption was met.

Create a mock with an implicit interface for interactive use. The interface includes the PropertyFoo and PropertyBar properties. Assign a value to PropertyFoo.

testCase = matlab.mock.TestCase.forInteractiveUse;
[mock,behavior] = testCase.createMock('AddedProperties', ...
    ["PropertyFoo","PropertyBar"]);
mock.PropertyFoo = 123;

Assume that PropertyFoo was not set. Display the diagnostic information upon failure.

testCase.assumeNotSet(behavior.PropertyFoo, ...
    'PropertyFoo should not have been set.');
An assumption was not met.
    ----------------
    Test Diagnostic:
    ----------------
    PropertyFoo should not have been set.
    ---------------------
    Framework Diagnostic:
    ---------------------
    assumeNotSet failed.
    --> Property 'PropertyFoo' was unexpectedly set to the specified value 1 time(s).
    --> All observed property set operation(s) where the property was set to any value are:
            <Mock>.PropertyFoo = 123
    
    Specified property set operation:
    PropertySetBehavior
        <Mock>.PropertyFoo = <IsAnything constraint>
Assumption failed.

Tips

Use assumption qualifications to ensure that the test environment meets preconditions that otherwise do not result in a test failure. Assumption failures result in filtered tests, and the testing framework marks the tests as Incomplete.

  • Use verification qualifications to produce and record failures without throwing an exception. Since verifications do not throw exceptions, all test content runs to completion even when verification failures occur. Typically verifications are the primary qualifications for a unit test since they typically do not require an early exit from the test. Use other qualification types to test for violation of preconditions or incorrect test setup.

  • Use assertion qualifications when the failure condition invalidates the remainder of the current test content, but does not prevent proper execution of subsequent test methods. A failure at the assertion point marks the current test method as failed and incomplete.

  • Use fatal assertion qualifications to abort the test session upon failure. These qualifications are useful when the failure mode is so fundamental that there is no point in continuing testing. These qualifications are also useful when fixture teardown does not restore the MATLAB® state correctly and it is preferable to abort testing and start a fresh session.

Alternatives

Using the assumeNotSet method is functionally equivalent to using the negated matlab.mock.constraints.WasSet constraint with the assumeThat method of the Assumable class. For example, the following code blocks are functionally equivalent.

% Using the assumeNotSet method
testCase.assumeNotSet(behavior.PropertyBar);

% Using the WasSet constraint with assumeThat method
import matlab.mock.constraints.WasSet;
testCase.assumeThat(behavior.PropertyBar,~WasSet);
However, there is more functionality when you use the WasSet constraint. For instance, you can specify a property was not set a certain number of times.

Version History

Introduced in R2017a