verifyAccessed

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

Verify that a property was accessed

Description

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verifyAccessed(testcase,behavior) verifies that a property was accessed.

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verifyAccessed(testcase,behavior,diagnostic) also displays the diagnostic information in diagnostic upon a failure.

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. Access PropertyFoo by storing its value.

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

Verify that PropertyFoo was accessed.

testCase.verifyAccessed(behavior.PropertyFoo);
Verification passed.

Create a mock with an implicit interface for interactive use. The interface includes the PropertyFoo and PropertyBar properties. Access PropertyFoo by storing its value.

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

Verify that PropertyBar was accessed. Display the diagnostic information upon failure.

testCase.verifyAccessed(behavior.PropertyBar, ...
    'PropertyBar should have been accessed.');
Verification failed.
    ----------------
    Test Diagnostic:
    ----------------
    PropertyBar should have been accessed.
    ---------------------
    Framework Diagnostic:
    ---------------------
    verifyAccessed failed.
    --> Property 'PropertyBar' was never accessed.
    
    Specified property access operation:
    PropertyGetBehavior
        <Mock>.PropertyBar

Tips

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 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 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 verifyAccessed method is functionally equivalent to using the matlab.mock.constraints.WasAccessed constraint with the verifyThat method of the Verifiable class. For example, the following code blocks are functionally equivalent.

% Using the verifyAccessed method
testCase.verifyAccessed(behavior.PropertyFoo);

% Using the WasAccessed constraint with verifyThat method
import matlab.mock.constraints.WasAccessed;
testCase.verifyThat(behavior.PropertyFoo,WasAccessed);
However, there is more functionality when you use the WasAccessed constraint. For instance, you can specify a property was accessed a certain number of times.

Introduced in R2017a