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Mocks

Declare mocks inside Codeception\Test\Unit class. If you want to use mocks outside it, check the reference for Codeception/Stub library.

public make($class, $params = null)

Instantiates a class without executing a constructor. Properties and methods can be set as a second parameter. Even protected and private properties can be set.

<?php
$this->make('User');
$this->make('User', ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

Accepts either name of class or object of that class

<?php
$this->make(new User, ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

To replace method provide it’s name as a key in second parameter and it’s return value or callback function as parameter

<?php
$this->make('User', ['save' => function () { return true; }]);
$this->make('User', ['save' => true]);
  • param mixed $class - A class to be mocked
  • param array $params - properties and methods to set

@return object - mock @throws \RuntimeException when class does not exist @throws \Exception

public makeEmpty($class, $params = null)

Instantiates class having all methods replaced with dummies. Constructor is not triggered. Properties and methods can be set as a second parameter. Even protected and private properties can be set.

<?php
$this->makeEmpty('User');
$this->makeEmpty('User', ['name' => 'davert']);

Accepts either name of class or object of that class

<?php
$this->makeEmpty(new User, ['name' => 'davert']);

To replace method provide it’s name as a key in second parameter and it’s return value or callback function as parameter

<?php
$this->makeEmpty('User', ['save' => function () { return true; }]);
$this->makeEmpty('User', ['save' => true));
  • param mixed $class
  • param array $params
  • param bool|\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase $testCase

@return object @throws \Exception

public makeEmptyExcept($class, $method, $params = null)

Instantiates class having all methods replaced with dummies except one. Constructor is not triggered. Properties and methods can be replaced. Even protected and private properties can be set.

<?php
$this->makeEmptyExcept('User', 'save');
$this->makeEmptyExcept('User', 'save', ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

Accepts either name of class or object of that class

<?php
* $this->makeEmptyExcept(new User, 'save');
?>

To replace method provide it’s name as a key in second parameter and it’s return value or callback function as parameter

<?php
$this->makeEmptyExcept('User', 'save', ['isValid' => function () { return true; }]);
$this->makeEmptyExcept('User', 'save', ['isValid' => true]);
  • param mixed $class
  • param string $method
  • param array $params

@return object @throws \Exception

public construct($class, $constructorParams = null, $params = null)

Instantiates a class instance by running constructor. Parameters for constructor passed as second argument Properties and methods can be set in third argument. Even protected and private properties can be set.

<?php
$this->construct('User', ['autosave' => false]);
$this->construct('User', ['autosave' => false], ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

Accepts either name of class or object of that class

<?php
$this->construct(new User, ['autosave' => false), ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

To replace method provide it’s name as a key in third parameter and it’s return value or callback function as parameter

<?php
$this->construct('User', [], ['save' => function () { return true; }]);
$this->construct('User', [], ['save' => true]);
?>
  • param mixed $class
  • param array $constructorParams
  • param array $params
  • param bool|\PHPUnit\Framework\TestCase $testCase

@return object @throws \Exception

public constructEmpty($class, $constructorParams = null, $params = null)

Instantiates a class instance by running constructor with all methods replaced with dummies. Parameters for constructor passed as second argument Properties and methods can be set in third argument. Even protected and private properties can be set.

<?php
$this->constructEmpty('User', ['autosave' => false]);
$this->constructEmpty('User', ['autosave' => false), ['name' => 'davert']);

Accepts either name of class or object of that class

<?php
$this->constructEmpty(new User, ['autosave' => false], ['name' => 'davert']);

To replace method provide it’s name as a key in third parameter and it’s return value or callback function as parameter

<?php
$this->constructEmpty('User', array(), array('save' => function () { return true; }));
$this->constructEmpty('User', array(), array('save' => true));

To create a mock, pass current testcase name as last argument:

<?php
$this->constructEmpty('User', [], [
     'save' => \Codeception\Stub\Expected::once()
]);
  • param mixed $class
  • param array $constructorParams
  • param array $params

@return object

public constructEmptyExcept($class, $method, $constructorParams = null, $params = null)

Instantiates a class instance by running constructor with all methods replaced with dummies, except one. Parameters for constructor passed as second argument Properties and methods can be set in third argument. Even protected and private properties can be set.

<?php
$this->constructEmptyExcept('User', 'save');
$this->constructEmptyExcept('User', 'save', ['autosave' => false], ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

Accepts either name of class or object of that class

<?php
$this->constructEmptyExcept(new User, 'save', ['autosave' => false], ['name' => 'davert']);
?>

To replace method provide it’s name as a key in third parameter and it’s return value or callback function as parameter

<?php
$this->constructEmptyExcept('User', 'save', [], ['save' => function () { return true; }]);
$this->constructEmptyExcept('User', 'save', [], ['save' => true]);
?>
  • param mixed $class
  • param string $method
  • param array $constructorParams
  • param array $params

@return object

public static never($params = null)

Checks if a method never has been invoked

If method invoked, it will immediately throw an exception.

<?php
use \Codeception\Stub\Expected;

$user = $this->make('User', [
     'getName' => Expected::never(),
     'someMethod' => function() {}
]);
$user->someMethod();
?>
  • param mixed $params @return StubMarshaler

public static once($params = null)

Checks if a method has been invoked exactly one time.

If the number is less or greater it will later be checked in verify() and also throw an exception.

<?php
use \Codeception\Stub\Expected;

$user = $this->make(
    'User',
    array(
        'getName' => Expected::once('Davert'),
        'someMethod' => function() {}
    )
);
$userName = $user->getName();
$this->assertEquals('Davert', $userName);
?>

Alternatively, a function can be passed as parameter:

<?php
Expected::once(function() { return Faker::name(); });
  • param mixed $params

@return StubMarshaler

public static atLeastOnce($params = null)

Checks if a method has been invoked at least one time.

If the number of invocations is 0 it will throw an exception in verify.

<?php
use \Codeception\Stub\Expected;

$user = $this->make(
    'User',
    array(
        'getName' => Expected::atLeastOnce('Davert')),
        'someMethod' => function() {}
    )
);
$user->getName();
$userName = $user->getName();
$this->assertEquals('Davert', $userName);
?>

Alternatively, a function can be passed as parameter:

<?php
Expected::atLeastOnce(function() { return Faker::name(); });
  • param mixed $params

@return StubMarshaler

public static exactly($count, $params = null)

Checks if a method has been invoked a certain amount of times. If the number of invocations exceeds the value it will immediately throw an exception, If the number is less it will later be checked in verify() and also throw an exception.

<?php
use \Codeception\Stub;
use \Codeception\Stub\Expected;

$user = $this->make(
    'User',
    array(
        'getName' => Expected::exactly(3, 'Davert'),
        'someMethod' => function() {}
    )
);
$user->getName();
$user->getName();
$userName = $user->getName();
$this->assertEquals('Davert', $userName);
?>

Alternatively, a function can be passed as parameter:

<?php
Expected::exactly(function() { return Faker::name() });
  • param int $count
  • param mixed $params

@return StubMarshaler

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