Class HasPropertyWithValue

  extended by org.jmock.core.constraint.HasPropertyWithValue
All Implemented Interfaces:
Constraint, SelfDescribing

public class HasPropertyWithValue
extends Object
implements Constraint

Constraint that asserts that a JavaBean property on an argument passed to the mock object meets the provided constraint. This is useful for when objects are created within code under test and passed to a mock object, and you wish to assert that the created object has certain properties.

Example Usage

Consider the situation where we have a class representing a person, which follows the basic JavaBean convention of having get() and possibly set() methods for it's properties: public class Person { private String name; public Person(String person) { this.person = person; } public String getName() { return name; } } And that these person objects are generated within a piece of code under test (a class named PersonGenerator). This object is sent to one of our mock objects which overrides the PersonGenerationListener interface: public interface PersonGenerationListener { public void personGenerated(Person person); } In order to check that the code under test generates a person with name "Iain" we would do the following: Mock personGenListenerMock = mock(PersonGenerationListener.class); personGenListenerMock.expects(once()).method("personGenerated").with(and(isA(Person.class), hasProperty("Name", eq("Iain"))); PersonGenerationListener listener = (PersonGenerationListener)personGenListenerMock.proxy(); If an exception is thrown by the getter method for a property, the property does not exist, is not readable, or a reflection related exception is thrown when trying to invoke it then this is treated as an evaluation failure and the eval method will return false. This constraint class will also work with JavaBean objects that have explicit bean descriptions via an associated BeanInfo description class. See the JavaBeans specification for more information:

Iain McGinniss, Nat Pryce, Steve Freeman

Constructor Summary
HasPropertyWithValue(String propertyName, Constraint expectation)
Method Summary
 StringBuffer describeTo(StringBuffer buffer)
          Appends the description of this object to the buffer.
 boolean eval(Object argument)
          Evaluates the constraint for argument o.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public HasPropertyWithValue(String propertyName,
                            Constraint expectation)
Method Detail


public boolean eval(Object argument)
Description copied from interface: Constraint
Evaluates the constraint for argument o.

Specified by:
eval in interface Constraint
argument - the object against which the constraint is evaluated.
true if o meets the constraint, false if it does not.


public StringBuffer describeTo(StringBuffer buffer)
Description copied from interface: SelfDescribing
Appends the description of this object to the buffer.

Specified by:
describeTo in interface SelfDescribing
buffer - The buffer that the description is appended to.
The buffer passed to the invokedMethod.