Interface TestContext

All Superinterfaces:
AttributeAccessor, Serializable
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public interface TestContext extends AttributeAccessor, Serializable
TestContext encapsulates the context in which a test is executed, agnostic of the actual testing framework in use.

As of Spring Framework 5.0, concrete implementations are highly encouraged to implement a copy constructor in order to allow the immutable state and attributes of a TestContext to be used as a template for additional contexts created for parallel test execution. The copy constructor must accept a single argument of the type of the concrete implementation. Any implementation that does not provide a copy constructor will likely fail in an environment that executes tests concurrently.

Sam Brannen
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  • Method Details

    • hasApplicationContext

      default boolean hasApplicationContext()
      Determine if the application context for this test context is known to be available.

      If this method returns true, a subsequent invocation of getApplicationContext() should succeed.

      The default implementation of this method always returns false. Custom TestContext implementations are therefore highly encouraged to override this method with a more meaningful implementation. Note that the standard TestContext implementation in Spring overrides this method appropriately.

      true if the application context has already been loaded
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    • getApplicationContext

      ApplicationContext getApplicationContext()
      Get the application context for this test context, possibly cached.

      Implementations of this method are responsible for loading the application context if the corresponding context has not already been loaded, potentially caching the context as well.

      the application context (never null)
      IllegalStateException - if an error occurs while retrieving the application context
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    • publishEvent

      default void publishEvent(Function<TestContext,? extends ApplicationEvent> eventFactory)
      Publish the ApplicationEvent created by the given eventFactory to the application context for this test context.

      The ApplicationEvent will only be published if the application context for this test context is available.

      eventFactory - factory for lazy creation of the ApplicationEvent
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    • getTestClass

      Class<?> getTestClass()
      Get the test class for this test context.
      the test class (never null)
    • getTestInstance

      Object getTestInstance()
      Get the current test instance for this test context.

      Note: this is a mutable property.

      the current test instance (never null)
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    • getTestMethod

      Method getTestMethod()
      Get the current test method for this test context.

      Note: this is a mutable property.

      the current test method (never null)
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    • getTestException

      @Nullable Throwable getTestException()
      Get the exception that was thrown during execution of the test method.

      Note: this is a mutable property.

      the exception that was thrown, or null if no exception was thrown
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    • markApplicationContextDirty

      void markApplicationContextDirty(@Nullable DirtiesContext.HierarchyMode hierarchyMode)
      Call this method to signal that the application context associated with this test context is dirty and should be removed from the context cache.

      Do this if a test has modified the context — for example, by modifying the state of a singleton bean, modifying the state of an embedded database, etc.

      hierarchyMode - the context cache clearing mode to be applied if the context is part of a hierarchy (may be null)
    • updateState

      void updateState(@Nullable Object testInstance, @Nullable Method testMethod, @Nullable Throwable testException)
      Update this test context to reflect the state of the currently executing test.

      WARNING: This method should only be invoked by the TestContextManager.

      Caution: concurrent invocations of this method might not be thread-safe, depending on the underlying implementation.

      testInstance - the current test instance (may be null)
      testMethod - the current test method (may be null)
      testException - the exception that was thrown in the test method, or null if no exception was thrown