org.mockito.internal.stubbing
Class BaseStubbing<T>

java.lang.Object
  extended by org.mockito.internal.stubbing.BaseStubbing<T>
All Implemented Interfaces:
IOngoingStubbing, DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T>, OngoingStubbing<T>
Direct Known Subclasses:
ConsecutiveStubbing, OngoingStubbingImpl

public abstract class BaseStubbing<T>
extends java.lang.Object
implements OngoingStubbing<T>, DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T>


Constructor Summary
BaseStubbing()
           
 
Method Summary
 OngoingStubbing<T> thenCallRealMethod()
          Sets the real implementation to be called when the method is called on a mock object.
 OngoingStubbing<T> thenReturn(T value)
          Sets a return value to be returned when the method is called.
 OngoingStubbing<T> thenReturn(T value, T... values)
          Sets consecutive return values to be returned when the method is called.
 OngoingStubbing<T> thenThrow(java.lang.Throwable... throwables)
          Sets Throwable objects to be thrown when the method is called.
 DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T> toReturn(T value)
          Set a return value for the stubbed method.
 DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T> toThrow(java.lang.Throwable throwable)
          Set a Throwable to be thrown when the stubbed method is called.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface org.mockito.stubbing.OngoingStubbing
thenAnswer
 
Methods inherited from interface org.mockito.stubbing.DeprecatedOngoingStubbing
toAnswer
 

Constructor Detail

BaseStubbing

public BaseStubbing()
Method Detail

thenReturn

public OngoingStubbing<T> thenReturn(T value)
Description copied from interface: OngoingStubbing
Sets a return value to be returned when the method is called. E.g:
 when(mock.someMethod()).thenReturn(10);
 
See examples in javadoc for Mockito.when(T)

Specified by:
thenReturn in interface OngoingStubbing<T>
Parameters:
value - return value
Returns:
iOngoingStubbing object that allows stubbing consecutive calls

thenReturn

public OngoingStubbing<T> thenReturn(T value,
                                     T... values)
Description copied from interface: OngoingStubbing
Sets consecutive return values to be returned when the method is called. E.g:
 when(mock.someMethod()).thenReturn(1, 2, 3);
 
Last return value in the sequence (in example: 3) determines the behavior of further consecutive calls.

See examples in javadoc for Mockito.when(T)

Specified by:
thenReturn in interface OngoingStubbing<T>
Parameters:
value - first return value
values - next return values
Returns:
iOngoingStubbing object that allows stubbing consecutive calls

thenThrow

public OngoingStubbing<T> thenThrow(java.lang.Throwable... throwables)
Description copied from interface: OngoingStubbing
Sets Throwable objects to be thrown when the method is called. E.g:
 when(mock.someMethod()).thenThrow(new RuntimeException());
 
If throwables contain a checked exception then it has to match one of the checked exceptions of method signature.

You can specify throwables to be thrown for consecutive calls. In that case the last throwable determines the behavior of further consecutive calls.

if throwable is null then exception will be thrown.

See examples in javadoc for Mockito.when(T)

Specified by:
thenThrow in interface OngoingStubbing<T>
Parameters:
throwables - to be thrown on method invocation
Returns:
iOngoingStubbing object that allows stubbing consecutive calls

thenCallRealMethod

public OngoingStubbing<T> thenCallRealMethod()
Description copied from interface: OngoingStubbing
Sets the real implementation to be called when the method is called on a mock object.

As usual you are going to read the partial mock warning: Object oriented programming is more less tackling complexity by dividing the complexity into separate, specific, SRPy objects. How does partial mock fit into this paradigm? Well, it just doesn't... Partial mock usually means that the complexity has been moved to a different method on the same object. In most cases, this is not the way you want to design your application.

However, there are rare cases when partial mocks come handy: dealing with code you cannot change easily (3rd party interfaces, interim refactoring of legacy code etc.) However, I wouldn't use partial mocks for new, test-driven & well-designed code.

   // someMethod() must be safe (e.g. doesn't throw, doesn't have dependencies to the object state, etc.)
   // if it isn't safe then you will have trouble stubbing it using this api. Use Mockito.doCallRealMethod() instead. 
   when(mock.someMethod()).thenCallRealMethod();
   
   // calls real method:
   mock.someMethod();
   
 
See also javadoc Mockito.spy(Object) to find out more about partial mocks. Mockito.spy() is a recommended way of creating partial mocks. The reason is it guarantees real methods are called against correctly constructed object because you're responsible for constructing the object passed to spy() method.

See examples in javadoc for Mockito.when(T)

Specified by:
thenCallRealMethod in interface OngoingStubbing<T>
Returns:
iOngoingStubbing object that allows stubbing consecutive calls

toReturn

public DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T> toReturn(T value)
Description copied from interface: DeprecatedOngoingStubbing
Set a return value for the stubbed method. E.g:
 stub(mock.someMethod()).toReturn(10);
 
See examples in javadoc for Mockito.stub(T)

Specified by:
toReturn in interface DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T>
Parameters:
value - return value
Returns:
iOngoingStubbing object that allows stubbing consecutive calls

toThrow

public DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T> toThrow(java.lang.Throwable throwable)
Description copied from interface: DeprecatedOngoingStubbing
Set a Throwable to be thrown when the stubbed method is called. E.g:
 stub(mock.someMethod()).toThrow(new RuntimeException());
 
If throwable is a checked exception then it has to match one of the checked exceptions of method signature. See examples in javadoc for Mockito.stub(T)

Specified by:
toThrow in interface DeprecatedOngoingStubbing<T>
Parameters:
throwable - to be thrown on method invocation
Returns:
iOngoingStubbing object that allows stubbing consecutive calls