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Android example source code file (ApplicationTestCase.java)

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The ApplicationTestCase.java Android example source code

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package android.test;

import java.lang.reflect.Field;

import android.app.Application;
import android.app.Instrumentation;
import android.content.Context;

 * This test case provides a framework in which you can test Application classes in
 * a controlled environment.  It provides basic support for the lifecycle of a
 * Application, and hooks by which you can inject various dependencies and control
 * the environment in which your Application is tested.
 * <p>Lifecycle Support.
 * Every Application is designed to be accessed within a specific sequence of
 * method calls (see {@link android.app.Application} for more details).
 * In order to support the lifecycle of a Application, this test case will make the
 * following calls at the following times.
 * <ul>
  • The test case will not call onCreate() until your test calls * {@link #createApplication()}. This gives you a chance * to set up or adjust any additional framework or test logic before * onCreate().</li> * <li>After your test completes, the test case {@link #tearDown} method is * automatically called, and it will stop & destroy your application by calling its * onDestroy() method.</li> * </ul> * * <p>Dependency Injection. * Every Application has one inherent dependency, the {@link android.content.Context Context} in * which it runs. * This framework allows you to inject a modified, mock, or isolated replacement for this * dependencies, and thus perform a true unit test. * * <p>If simply run your tests as-is, your Application will be injected with a fully-functional * Context. * You can create and inject alternative types of Contexts by calling * {@link AndroidTestCase#setContext(Context) setContext()}. You must do this <i>before calling * {@link #createApplication()}. The test framework provides a * number of alternatives for Context, including {@link android.test.mock.MockContext MockContext}, * {@link android.test.RenamingDelegatingContext RenamingDelegatingContext}, and * {@link android.content.ContextWrapper ContextWrapper}. */ public abstract class ApplicationTestCase<T extends Application> extends AndroidTestCase { Class<T> mApplicationClass; private Context mSystemContext; public ApplicationTestCase(Class<T> applicationClass) { mApplicationClass = applicationClass; } private T mApplication; private boolean mAttached = false; private boolean mCreated = false; /** * @return Returns the actual Application under test. */ public T getApplication() { return mApplication; } /** * This will do the work to instantiate the Application under test. After this, your test * code must also start and stop the Application. */ @Override protected void setUp() throws Exception { super.setUp(); // get the real context, before the individual tests have a chance to muck with it mSystemContext = getContext(); } /** * Load and attach the application under test. */ private void setupApplication() { mApplication = null; try { mApplication = (T) Instrumentation.newApplication(mApplicationClass, getContext()); } catch (Exception e) { assertNotNull(mApplication); } mAttached = true; } /** * Start the Application under test, in the same way as if it was started by the system. * If you use this method to start the Application, it will automatically * be stopped by {@link #tearDown}. If you wish to inject a specialized Context for your * test, by calling {@link AndroidTestCase#setContext(Context) setContext()}, * you must do so before calling this method. */ final protected void createApplication() { assertFalse(mCreated); if (!mAttached) { setupApplication(); } assertNotNull(mApplication); mApplication.onCreate(); mCreated = true; } /** * This will make the necessary calls to terminate the Application under test (it will * call onTerminate(). Ordinarily this will be called automatically (by {@link #tearDown}, but * you can call it directly from your test in order to check for proper shutdown behaviors. */ final protected void terminateApplication() { if (mCreated) { mApplication.onTerminate(); } } /** * Shuts down the Application under test. Also makes sure all resources are cleaned up and * garbage collected before moving on to the next * test. Subclasses that override this method should make sure they call super.tearDown() * at the end of the overriding method. * * @throws Exception */ @Override protected void tearDown() throws Exception { terminateApplication(); mApplication = null; // Scrub out members - protects against memory leaks in the case where someone // creates a non-static inner class (thus referencing the test case) and gives it to // someone else to hold onto scrubClass(ApplicationTestCase.class); super.tearDown(); } /** * Return a real (not mocked or instrumented) system Context that can be used when generating * Mock or other Context objects for your Application under test. * * @return Returns a reference to a normal Context. */ public Context getSystemContext() { return mSystemContext; } /** * This test simply confirms that the Application class can be instantiated properly. * * @throws Exception */ final public void testApplicationTestCaseSetUpProperly() throws Exception { setupApplication(); assertNotNull("Application class could not be instantiated successfully", mApplication); } }
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