QTest Namespace

The QTest namespace contains all the functions and declarations that are related to Qt Test. More...

Header: #include <QTest>
qmake: QT += testlib

Classes

Types

enum AttributeIndex { AI_Undefined, AI_Name, AI_Result, AI_Tests, ..., AI_Iterations }
enum KeyAction { Press, Release, Click, Shortcut }
enum LogElementType { LET_Undefined, LET_Property, LET_Properties, LET_Failure, ..., LET_SystemError }
enum MouseAction { MousePress, MouseRelease, MouseClick, MouseDClick, MouseMove }
enum QBenchmarkMetric { FramesPerSecond, BitsPerSecond, BytesPerSecond, WalltimeMilliseconds, ..., EmulationFaults }
enum TestFailMode { Abort, Continue }

Functions

void addColumn(const char *name, T *dummy = nullptr)
QTestData &addRow(const char *format, ...)
const char *benchmarkMetricName(QBenchmarkMetric metric)
const char *benchmarkMetricUnit(QBenchmarkMetric metric)
bool compare_ptr_helper(const volatile void *t1, const volatile void *t2, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)
bool compare_ptr_helper(const volatile void *t1, std::nullptr_t, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)
bool compare_ptr_helper(std::nullptr_t, const volatile void *t2, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)
QTouchDevice *createTouchDevice(QTouchDevice::DeviceType devType = QTouchDevice::TouchScreen)
const char *currentAppName()
const char *currentDataTag()
bool currentTestFailed()
const char *currentTestFunction()
void ignoreMessage(QtMsgType type, const char *message)
void ignoreMessage(QtMsgType type, const QRegularExpression &messagePattern)
void keyClick(QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyClick(QWindow *window, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyClick(QWidget *widget, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyClick(QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyClicks(QWidget *widget, const QString &sequence, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWidget *widget, char ascii, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWindow *window, char ascii, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyPress(QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyPress(QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyPress(QWidget *widget, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyPress(QWindow *window, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyRelease(QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyRelease(QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyRelease(QWidget *widget, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keyRelease(QWindow *window, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)
void keySequence(QWindow *window, const QKeySequence &keySequence)
void keySequence(QWidget *widget, const QKeySequence &keySequence)
void mouseClick(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseClick(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseDClick(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseDClick(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseMove(QWidget *widget, QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseMove(QWindow *window, QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mousePress(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mousePress(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseRelease(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
void mouseRelease(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)
QTestData &newRow(const char *dataTag)
bool qCompare(const T1 &t1, const T2 &t2, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)
int qExec(QObject *testObject, int argc = 0, char **argv = Q_NULLPTR)
int qExec(QObject *testObject, const QStringList &arguments)
QSharedPointer<QTemporaryDir> qExtractTestData(const QString &dirName)
void qSleep(int ms)
void qWait(int ms)
bool qWaitFor(Functor predicate, int timeout = 5000)
bool qWaitForWindowActive(QWindow *window, int timeout = 5000)
bool qWaitForWindowActive(QWidget *widget, int timeout = 5000)
bool qWaitForWindowExposed(QWindow *window, int timeout = 5000)
bool qWaitForWindowExposed(QWidget *widget, int timeout = 5000)
void setBenchmarkResult(qreal result, QBenchmarkMetric metric)
char *toHexRepresentation(const char *ba, int length)
char *toPrettyCString(const char *unicode, int length)
char *toPrettyUnicode(QStringView string)
char *toString(const QStringView &str)
char *toString(const QString &string)
char *toString(const QLatin1String &string)
char *toString(const QByteArray &ba)
char *toString(const QTime &time)
char *toString(const QDate &date)
char *toString(const QDateTime &dateTime)
char *toString(const QChar &character)
char *toString(const QPoint &point)
char *toString(const QSize &size)
char *toString(const QRect &rectangle)
char *toString(const QPointF &point)
char *toString(const QSizeF &size)
char *toString(const QRectF &rectangle)
char *toString(const QUrl &url)
char *toString(const QUuid &uuid)
char *toString(const QVariant &variant)
char *toString(const QPair<T1, T2> &pair)
char *toString(const std::pair<T1, T2> &pair)
char *toString(std::nullptr_t)
char *toString(QSizePolicy::Policy p)
char *toString(QSizePolicy::ControlTypes cts)
char *toString(QSizePolicy::ControlType ct)
char *toString(QSizePolicy sp)
char *toString(const T &value)
char *toString(const QPair<T1, T2> &pair)
char *toString(const std::pair<T1, T2> &pair)
QTouchEventSequence touchEvent(QWidget *widget, QTouchDevice *device, bool autoCommit = true)
QTouchEventSequence touchEvent(QWindow *window, QTouchDevice *device, bool autoCommit = true)

Macros

QBENCHMARK
QBENCHMARK_ONCE
QCOMPARE(actual, expected)
QEXPECT_FAIL(dataIndex, comment, mode)
QFAIL(message)
QFETCH(type, name)
QFINDTESTDATA(filename)
QSKIP(description)
QTEST(actual, testElement)
QTEST_APPLESS_MAIN(TestClass)
QTEST_GUILESS_MAIN(TestClass)
QTEST_MAIN(TestClass)
QTRY_COMPARE(actual, expected)
QTRY_COMPARE_WITH_TIMEOUT(actual, expected, timeout)
QTRY_VERIFY2(condition, message)
QTRY_VERIFY(condition)
QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT(condition, message, timeout)
QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT(condition, timeout)
QVERIFY2(condition, message)
QVERIFY(condition)
QVERIFY_EXCEPTION_THROWN(expression, exceptiontype)
QWARN(message)

Detailed Description

The QTest namespace contains all the functions and declarations that are related to Qt Test.

See the Qt Test Overview for information about how to write unit tests.

Classes

class QTouchEventSequence

The QTouchEventSequence class is used to simulate a sequence of touch events. More...

Type Documentation

enum QTest::AttributeIndex

This enum numbers the different tests.

ConstantValue
QTest::AI_Undefined-1
QTest::AI_Name0
QTest::AI_Result1
QTest::AI_Tests2
QTest::AI_Failures3
QTest::AI_Errors4
QTest::AI_Type5
QTest::AI_Description6
QTest::AI_PropertyValue7
QTest::AI_QTestVersion8
QTest::AI_QtVersion9
QTest::AI_File10
QTest::AI_Line11
QTest::AI_Metric12
QTest::AI_Tag13
QTest::AI_Value14
QTest::AI_Iterations15

enum QTest::KeyAction

This enum describes possible actions for key handling.

ConstantValueDescription
QTest::Press0The key is pressed.
QTest::Release1The key is released.
QTest::Click2The key is clicked (pressed and released).
QTest::Shortcut3A shortcut is activated. This value has been added in Qt 5.6.

enum QTest::LogElementType

The enum specifies the kinds of test log messages.

ConstantValue
QTest::LET_Undefined-1
QTest::LET_Property0
QTest::LET_Properties1
QTest::LET_Failure2
QTest::LET_Error3
QTest::LET_TestCase4
QTest::LET_TestSuite5
QTest::LET_Benchmark6
QTest::LET_SystemError7

enum QTest::MouseAction

This enum describes possible actions for mouse handling.

ConstantValueDescription
QTest::MousePress0A mouse button is pressed.
QTest::MouseRelease1A mouse button is released.
QTest::MouseClick2A mouse button is clicked (pressed and released).
QTest::MouseDClick3A mouse button is double clicked (pressed and released twice).
QTest::MouseMove4The mouse pointer has moved.

enum QTest::QBenchmarkMetric

This enum lists all the things that can be benchmarked.

ConstantValueDescription
QTest::FramesPerSecond0Frames per second
QTest::BitsPerSecond1Bits per second
QTest::BytesPerSecond2Bytes per second
QTest::WalltimeMilliseconds3Clock time in milliseconds
QTest::WalltimeNanoseconds7Clock time in nanoseconds
QTest::BytesAllocated8Memory usage in bytes
QTest::Events6Event count
QTest::CPUTicks4CPU time
QTest::CPUMigrations9Process migrations between CPUs
QTest::CPUCycles10CPU cycles
QTest::RefCPUCycles30Reference CPU cycles
QTest::BusCycles11Bus cycles
QTest::StalledCycles12Cycles stalled
QTest::InstructionReads5Instruction reads
QTest::Instructions13Instructions executed
QTest::BranchInstructions14Branch-type instructions
QTest::BranchMisses15Branch instructions that were mispredicted
QTest::CacheReferences16Cache accesses of any type
QTest::CacheMisses20Cache misses of any type
QTest::CacheReads17Cache reads / loads
QTest::CacheReadMisses21Cache read / load misses
QTest::CacheWrites18Cache writes / stores
QTest::CacheWriteMisses22Cache write / store misses
QTest::CachePrefetches19Cache prefetches
QTest::CachePrefetchMisses23Cache prefetch misses
QTest::ContextSwitches24Context switches
QTest::PageFaults25Page faults of any type
QTest::MinorPageFaults26Minor page faults
QTest::MajorPageFaults27Major page faults
QTest::AlignmentFaults28Faults caused due to misalignment
QTest::EmulationFaults29Faults that needed software emulation

Note that WalltimeNanoseconds and BytesAllocated are only provided for use via setBenchmarkResult(), and results in those metrics are not able to be provided automatically by the QTest framework.

This enum was introduced or modified in Qt 4.7.

See also QTest::benchmarkMetricName() and QTest::benchmarkMetricUnit().

enum QTest::TestFailMode

This enum describes the modes for handling an expected failure of the QVERIFY() or QCOMPARE() macros.

ConstantValueDescription
QTest::Abort1Aborts the execution of the test. Use this mode when it doesn't make sense to execute the test any further after the expected failure.
QTest::Continue2Continues execution of the test after the expected failure.

See also QEXPECT_FAIL().

Function Documentation

void QTest::addColumn(const char *name, T *dummy = nullptr)

Adds a column with type T to the current test data. name is the name of the column. dummy is a workaround for buggy compilers and can be ignored.

To populate the column with values, newRow() can be used. Use QFETCH() to fetch the data in the actual test.

Example:

void myTestFunction_data() {
    QTest::addColumn<int>("intval");
    QTest::addColumn<QString>("str");
    QTest::addColumn<double>("dbl");

    QTest::newRow("row1") << 1 << "hello" << 1.5;
}

To add custom types to the testdata, the type must be registered with QMetaType via Q_DECLARE_METATYPE().

Note: This macro can only be used in a test's data function that is invoked by the test framework.

See Data Driven Testing for a more extensive example.

See also QTest::newRow(), QFETCH(), and QMetaType.

QTestData &QTest::addRow(const char *format, ...)

Appends a new row to the current test data. The function's arguments are passed to qsnprintf() for formatting according to format. See the qvsnprintf() documentation for caveats and limitations.

The formatted string will appear as the name of this test data in the test output.

Returns a QTestData reference that can be used to stream in data.

Example:

void myTestFunction_data()
{
    QTest::addColumn<int>("input");
    QTest::addColumn<QString>("output");
    QTest::addRow("%d", 0) << 0 << QString("0");
    QTest::addRow("%d", 1) << 1 << QString("1");
}

Note: This function can only be used in a test's data function that is invoked by the test framework.

See Data Driven Testing for a more extensive example.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.9.

See also addColumn() and QFETCH().

const char *QTest::benchmarkMetricName(QBenchmarkMetric metric)

Returns the enum value metric as a character string.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.7.

const char *QTest::benchmarkMetricUnit(QBenchmarkMetric metric)

Retuns the units of measure for the specified metric.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.7.

bool QTest::compare_ptr_helper(const volatile void *t1, const volatile void *t2, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)

bool QTest::compare_ptr_helper(const volatile void *t1, std::nullptr_t, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)

bool QTest::compare_ptr_helper(std::nullptr_t, const volatile void *t2, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)

QTouchDevice *QTest::createTouchDevice(QTouchDevice::DeviceType devType = QTouchDevice::TouchScreen)

Creates a dummy touch device of type devType for simulation of touch events.

The touch device will be registered with the QPA window system interface, and deleted automatically when the QCoreApplication is deleted. So you should typically use createTouchDevice() to initialize a QTouchDevice member variable in your test case class, and use the same instance for all tests.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.8.

See also QTest::QTouchEventSequence.

const char *QTest::currentAppName()

Returns the name of the binary that is currently executed.

const char *QTest::currentDataTag()

Returns the name of the current test data. If the test doesn't have any assigned testdata, the function returns 0.

bool QTest::currentTestFailed()

Returns true if the current test function failed, otherwise false.

const char *QTest::currentTestFunction()

Returns the name of the test function that is currently executed.

Example:

void MyTestClass::cleanup()
{
    if (qstrcmp(currentTestFunction(), "myDatabaseTest") == 0) {
        // clean up all database connections
        closeAllDatabases();
    }
}

void QTest::ignoreMessage(QtMsgType type, const char *message)

Ignores messages created by qDebug(), qInfo() or qWarning(). If the message with the corresponding type is outputted, it will be removed from the test log. If the test finished and the message was not outputted, a test failure is appended to the test log.

Note: Invoking this function will only ignore one message. If the message you want to ignore is outputted twice, you have to call ignoreMessage() twice, too.

Example:

QDir dir;

QTest::ignoreMessage(QtWarningMsg, "QDir::mkdir: Empty or null file name(s)");
dir.mkdir("");

The example above tests that QDir::mkdir() outputs the right warning when invoked with an invalid file name.

void QTest::ignoreMessage(QtMsgType type, const QRegularExpression &messagePattern)

This is an overloaded function.

Ignores messages created by qDebug(), qInfo() or qWarning(). If the message matching messagePattern with the corresponding type is outputted, it will be removed from the test log. If the test finished and the message was not outputted, a test failure is appended to the test log.

Note: Invoking this function will only ignore one message. If the message you want to ignore is outputted twice, you have to call ignoreMessage() twice, too.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.3.

[static] void QTest::keyClick(QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

Simulates clicking of key with an optional modifier on a widget. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before clicking the key.

Examples:

QTest::keyClick(myWidget, Qt::Key_Escape);

QTest::keyClick(myWidget, Qt::Key_Escape, Qt::ShiftModifier, 200);

The first example above simulates clicking the escape key on myWidget without any keyboard modifiers and without delay. The second example simulates clicking shift-escape on myWidget following a 200 ms delay of the test.

See also QTest::keyClicks().

[static] void QTest::keyClick(QWindow *window, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates clicking of key with an optional modifier on a window. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before clicking the key.

Example:

QTest::keyClick(myWindow, 'a');

The example above simulates clicking a on myWindow without any keyboard modifiers and without delay of the test.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::keyClicks().

[static] void QTest::keyClick(QWidget *widget, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates clicking of key with an optional modifier on a widget. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before clicking the key.

Example:

QTest::keyClick(myWidget, 'a');

The example above simulates clicking a on myWidget without any keyboard modifiers and without delay of the test.

See also QTest::keyClicks().

[static] void QTest::keyClick(QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates clicking of key with an optional modifier on a window. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before clicking the key.

Examples:

QTest::keyClick(myWindow, Qt::Key_Escape);

QTest::keyClick(myWindow, Qt::Key_Escape, Qt::ShiftModifier, 200);

The first example above simulates clicking the escape key on myWindow without any keyboard modifiers and without delay. The second example simulates clicking shift-escape on myWindow following a 200 ms delay of the test.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::keyClicks().

[static] void QTest::keyClicks(QWidget *widget, const QString &sequence, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

Simulates clicking a sequence of keys on a widget. Optionally, a keyboard modifier can be specified as well as a delay (in milliseconds) of the test before each key click.

Example:

QTest::keyClicks(myWidget, "hello world");

The example above simulates clicking the sequence of keys representing "hello world" on myWidget without any keyboard modifiers and without delay of the test.

See also QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

Sends a Qt key event to widget with the given key and an associated action. Optionally, a keyboard modifier can be specified, as well as a delay (in milliseconds) of the test before sending the event.

[static] void QTest::keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Sends a Qt key event to window with the given key and an associated action. Optionally, a keyboard modifier can be specified, as well as a delay (in milliseconds) of the test before sending the event.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

[static] void QTest::keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWidget *widget, char ascii, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Sends a Qt key event to widget with the given key ascii and an associated action. Optionally, a keyboard modifier can be specified, as well as a delay (in milliseconds) of the test before sending the event.

[static] void QTest::keyEvent(KeyAction action, QWindow *window, char ascii, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Sends a Qt key event to window with the given key ascii and an associated action. Optionally, a keyboard modifier can be specified, as well as a delay (in milliseconds) of the test before sending the event.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

[static] void QTest::keyPress(QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

Simulates pressing a key with an optional modifier on a widget. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before pressing the key.

Note: At some point you should release the key using keyRelease().

See also QTest::keyRelease() and QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyPress(QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates pressing a key with an optional modifier on a window. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before pressing the key.

Note: At some point you should release the key using keyRelease().

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::keyRelease() and QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyPress(QWidget *widget, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates pressing a key with an optional modifier on a widget. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before pressing the key.

Note: At some point you should release the key using keyRelease().

See also QTest::keyRelease() and QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyPress(QWindow *window, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates pressing a key with an optional modifier on a window. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before pressing the key.

Note: At some point you should release the key using keyRelease().

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::keyRelease() and QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyRelease(QWidget *widget, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

Simulates releasing a key with an optional modifier on a widget. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before releasing the key.

See also QTest::keyPress() and QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyRelease(QWindow *window, Qt::Key key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates releasing a key with an optional modifier on a window. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before releasing the key.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::keyPress() and QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyRelease(QWidget *widget, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates releasing a key with an optional modifier on a widget. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before releasing the key.

See also QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keyRelease(QWindow *window, char key, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::NoModifier, int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates releasing a key with an optional modifier on a window. If delay is larger than 0, the test will wait for delay milliseconds before releasing the key.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::keyClick().

[static] void QTest::keySequence(QWindow *window, const QKeySequence &keySequence)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates typing of keySequence into a window.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.10.

See also QTest::keyClick() and QTest::keyClicks().

[static] void QTest::keySequence(QWidget *widget, const QKeySequence &keySequence)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates typing of keySequence into a widget.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.10.

See also QTest::keyClick() and QTest::keyClicks().

void QTest::mouseClick(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

Simulates clicking a mouse button with an optional modifier on a widget. The position of the click is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the widget. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before pressing and before releasing the button.

See also QTest::mousePress() and QTest::mouseRelease().

void QTest::mouseClick(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates clicking a mouse button with an optional stateKey modifier on a window. The position of the click is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the window. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before pressing and before releasing the button.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::mousePress() and QTest::mouseRelease().

void QTest::mouseDClick(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

Simulates double clicking a mouse button with an optional modifier on a widget. The position of the click is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the widget. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before each press and release.

See also QTest::mouseClick().

void QTest::mouseDClick(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates double clicking a mouse button with an optional stateKey modifier on a window. The position of the click is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the window. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before each press and release.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::mouseClick().

void QTest::mouseMove(QWidget *widget, QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

Moves the mouse pointer to a widget. If pos is not specified, the mouse pointer moves to the center of the widget. If a delay (in milliseconds) is given, the test will wait before moving the mouse pointer.

void QTest::mouseMove(QWindow *window, QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Moves the mouse pointer to a window. If pos is not specified, the mouse pointer moves to the center of the window. If a delay (in milliseconds) is given, the test will wait before moving the mouse pointer.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

void QTest::mousePress(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

Simulates pressing a mouse button with an optional modifier on a widget. The position is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the widget. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before the press.

See also QTest::mouseRelease() and QTest::mouseClick().

void QTest::mousePress(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates pressing a mouse button with an optional stateKey modifier on a window. The position is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the window. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before the press.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::mouseRelease() and QTest::mouseClick().

void QTest::mouseRelease(QWidget *widget, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers modifier = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

Simulates releasing a mouse button with an optional modifier on a widget. The position of the release is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the widget. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before releasing the button.

See also QTest::mousePress() and QTest::mouseClick().

void QTest::mouseRelease(QWindow *window, Qt::MouseButton button, Qt::KeyboardModifiers stateKey = Qt::KeyboardModifiers(), QPoint pos = QPoint(), int delay = -1)

This is an overloaded function.

Simulates releasing a mouse button with an optional stateKey modifier on a window. The position of the release is defined by pos; the default position is the center of the window. If delay is specified, the test will wait for the specified amount of milliseconds before releasing the button.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::mousePress() and QTest::mouseClick().

QTestData &QTest::newRow(const char *dataTag)

Appends a new row to the current test data. dataTag is the name of the testdata that will appear in the test output. Returns a QTestData reference that can be used to stream in data.

Example:

void myTestFunction_data()
{
    QTest::addColumn<QString>("aString");
    QTest::newRow("just hello") << QString("hello");
    QTest::newRow("a null string") << QString();
}

Note: This macro can only be used in a test's data function that is invoked by the test framework.

See Data Driven Testing for a more extensive example.

See also addColumn() and QFETCH().

bool QTest::qCompare(const T1 &t1, const T2 &t2, const char *actual, const char *expected, const char *file, int line)

int QTest::qExec(QObject *testObject, int argc = 0, char **argv = Q_NULLPTR)

Executes tests declared in testObject. In addition, the private slots initTestCase(), cleanupTestCase(), init() and cleanup() are executed if they exist. See Creating a Test for more details.

Optionally, the command line arguments argc and argv can be provided. For a list of recognized arguments, read Qt Test Command Line Arguments.

The following example will run all tests in MyTestObject:

MyTestObject test1;
QTest::qExec(&test1);

This function returns 0 if no tests failed, or a value other than 0 if one or more tests failed or in case of unhandled exceptions. (Skipped tests do not influence the return value.)

For stand-alone test applications, the convenience macro QTEST_MAIN() can be used to declare a main() function that parses the command line arguments and executes the tests, avoiding the need to call this function explicitly.

The return value from this function is also the exit code of the test application when the QTEST_MAIN() macro is used.

For stand-alone test applications, this function should not be called more than once, as command-line options for logging test output to files and executing individual test functions will not behave correctly.

Note: This function is not reentrant, only one test can run at a time. A test that was executed with qExec() can't run another test via qExec() and threads are not allowed to call qExec() simultaneously.

If you have programatically created the arguments, as opposed to getting them from the arguments in main(), it is likely of interest to use QTest::qExec(QObject *, const QStringList &) since it is Unicode safe.

See also QTEST_MAIN().

int QTest::qExec(QObject *testObject, const QStringList &arguments)

This is an overloaded function.

Behaves identically to qExec(QObject *, int, char**) but takes a QStringList of arguments instead of a char** list.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.4.

QSharedPointer<QTemporaryDir> QTest::qExtractTestData(const QString &dirName)

Extracts a directory from resources to disk. The content is extracted recursively to a temporary folder. The extracted content is removed automatically once the last reference to the return value goes out of scope.

dirName is the name of the directory to extract from resources.

Returns the temporary directory where the data was extracted or null in case of errors.

void QTest::qSleep(int ms)

Sleeps for ms milliseconds, blocking execution of the test. qSleep() will not do any event processing and leave your test unresponsive. Network communication might time out while sleeping. Use qWait() to do non-blocking sleeping.

ms must be greater than 0.

Note: The qSleep() function calls either nanosleep() on unix or Sleep() on windows, so the accuracy of time spent in qSleep() depends on the operating system.

Example:

QTest::qSleep(250);

See also qWait().

[static] void QTest::qWait(int ms)

Waits for ms milliseconds. While waiting, events will be processed and your test will stay responsive to user interface events or network communication.

Example:

int i = 0;
while (myNetworkServerNotResponding() && i++ < 50)
    QTest::qWait(250);

The code above will wait until the network server is responding for a maximum of about 12.5 seconds.

See also QTest::qSleep() and QSignalSpy::wait().

[static] bool QTest::qWaitFor(Functor predicate, int timeout = 5000)

Waits for timeout milliseconds or until the predicate returns true.

Returns true if the predicate returned true at any point, otherwise returns false.

Example:

MyObject obj;
obj.startup();
QTest::qWaitFor([&]() {
    return obj.isReady();
}, 3000);

The code above will wait for the object to become ready, for a maximum of three seconds.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.10.

[static] bool QTest::qWaitForWindowActive(QWindow *window, int timeout = 5000)

Waits for timeout milliseconds or until the window is active.

Returns true if window is active within timeout milliseconds, otherwise returns false.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::qWaitForWindowExposed() and QWindow::isActive().

[static] bool QTest::qWaitForWindowActive(QWidget *widget, int timeout = 5000)

Waits for timeout milliseconds or until the widget's window is active.

Returns true if widget's window is active within timeout milliseconds, otherwise returns false.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::qWaitForWindowExposed() and QWidget::isActiveWindow().

[static] bool QTest::qWaitForWindowExposed(QWindow *window, int timeout = 5000)

Waits for timeout milliseconds or until the window is exposed. Returns true if window is exposed within timeout milliseconds, otherwise returns false.

This is mainly useful for asynchronous systems like X11, where a window will be mapped to screen some time after being asked to show itself on the screen.

Note that a window that is mapped to screen may still not be considered exposed if the window client area is completely covered by other windows, or if the window is otherwise not visible. This function will then time out when waiting for such a window.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::qWaitForWindowActive() and QWindow::isExposed().

[static] bool QTest::qWaitForWindowExposed(QWidget *widget, int timeout = 5000)

Waits for timeout milliseconds or until the widget's window is exposed. Returns true if widget's window is exposed within timeout milliseconds, otherwise returns false.

This is mainly useful for asynchronous systems like X11, where a window will be mapped to screen some time after being asked to show itself on the screen.

Note that a window that is mapped to screen may still not be considered exposed if the window client area is completely covered by other windows, or if the window is otherwise not visible. This function will then time out when waiting for such a window.

A specific configuration where this happens is when using QGLWidget as a viewport widget on macOS: The viewport widget gets the expose event, not the parent widget.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTest::qWaitForWindowActive().

void QTest::setBenchmarkResult(qreal result, QBenchmarkMetric metric)

Sets the benchmark result for this test function to result.

Use this function if you want to report benchmark results without using the QBENCHMARK macro. Use metric to specify how Qt Test should interpret the results.

The context for the result will be the test function name and any data tag from the _data function. This function can only be called once in each test function, subsequent calls will replace the earlier reported results.

Note that the -iterations command line argument has no effect on test functions without the QBENCHMARK macro.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.7.

char *QTest::toHexRepresentation(const char *ba, int length)

Returns a pointer to a string that is the string ba represented as a space-separated sequence of hex characters. If the input is considered too long, it is truncated. A trucation is indicated in the returned string as an ellipsis at the end.

length is the length of the string ba.

char *QTest::toPrettyCString(const char *unicode, int length)

char *QTest::toPrettyUnicode(QStringView string)

char *QTest::toString(const QStringView &str)

char *QTest::toString(const QString &string)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given string.

char *QTest::toString(const QLatin1String &string)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given string.

char *QTest::toString(const QByteArray &ba)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the byte array ba.

See also QTest::toHexRepresentation().

char *QTest::toString(const QTime &time)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given time.

char *QTest::toString(const QDate &date)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given date.

char *QTest::toString(const QDateTime &dateTime)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the date and time specified by dateTime.

char *QTest::toString(const QChar &character)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given character.

char *QTest::toString(const QPoint &point)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given point.

char *QTest::toString(const QSize &size)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given size.

char *QTest::toString(const QRect &rectangle)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given rectangle.

char *QTest::toString(const QPointF &point)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given point.

char *QTest::toString(const QSizeF &size)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given size.

char *QTest::toString(const QRectF &rectangle)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given rectangle.

char *QTest::toString(const QUrl &url)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given url.

This function was introduced in Qt 4.4.

char *QTest::toString(const QUuid &uuid)

char *QTest::toString(const QVariant &variant)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of the given variant.

char *QTest::toString(const QPair<T1, T2> &pair)

char *QTest::toString(const std::pair<T1, T2> &pair)

char *QTest::toString(std::nullptr_t)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a string containing nullptr.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.8.

char *QTest::toString(QSizePolicy::Policy p)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of policy p.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.5.

char *QTest::toString(QSizePolicy::ControlTypes cts)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of control types cts.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.5.

char *QTest::toString(QSizePolicy::ControlType ct)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of control type ct.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.5.

char *QTest::toString(QSizePolicy sp)

This is an overloaded function.

Returns a textual representation of size policy sp.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.5.

char *QTest::toString(const T &value)

Returns a textual representation of value. This function is used by QCOMPARE() to output verbose information in case of a test failure.

You can add specializations or overloads of this function to your test to enable verbose output.

Note: Starting with Qt 5.5, you should prefer to provide a toString() function in the type's namespace instead of specializing this template. If your code needs to continue to work with the QTestLib from Qt 5.4 or earlier, you need to continue to use specialization.

Note: The caller of toString() must delete the returned data using delete[]. Your implementation should return a string created with new[] or qstrdup(). The easiest way to do so is to create a QByteArray or QString and calling QTest::toString() on it (see second example below).

Example for specializing (Qt ≤ 5.4):

namespace QTest {
    template<>
    char *toString(const MyPoint &point)
    {
        QByteArray ba = "MyPoint(";
        ba += QByteArray::number(point.x()) + ", " + QByteArray::number(point.y());
        ba += ')';
        return qstrdup(ba.data());
    }
}

The example above defines a toString() specialization for a class called MyPoint. Whenever a comparison of two instances of MyPoint fails, QCOMPARE() will call this function to output the contents of MyPoint to the test log.

Same example, but with overloading (Qt ≥ 5.5):

namespace MyNamespace {
    char *toString(const MyPoint &point)
    {
        // bring QTest::toString overloads into scope:
        using QTest::toString;
        // delegate char* handling to QTest::toString(QByteArray):
        return toString("MyPoint(" +
                        QByteArray::number(point.x()) + ", " +
                        QByteArray::number(point.y()) + ')');
    }
}

See also QCOMPARE().

char *QTest::toString(const QPair<T1, T2> &pair)

char *QTest::toString(const std::pair<T1, T2> &pair)

QTouchEventSequence QTest::touchEvent(QWidget *widget, QTouchDevice *device, bool autoCommit = true)

Creates and returns a QTouchEventSequence for the device to simulate events for widget.

When adding touch events to the sequence, widget will also be used to translate the position provided to screen coordinates, unless another widget is provided in the respective calls to press(), move() etc.

The touch events are committed to the event system when the destructor of the QTouchEventSequence is called (ie when the object returned runs out of scope), unless autoCommit is set to false. When autoCommit is false, commit() has to be called manually.

QTouchEventSequence QTest::touchEvent(QWindow *window, QTouchDevice *device, bool autoCommit = true)

Creates and returns a QTouchEventSequence for the device to simulate events for window.

When adding touch events to the sequence, window will also be used to translate the position provided to screen coordinates, unless another window is provided in the respective calls to press(), move() etc.

The touch events are committed to the event system when the destructor of the QTouchEventSequence is called (ie when the object returned runs out of scope), unless autoCommit is set to false. When autoCommit is false, commit() has to be called manually.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

Macro Documentation

QBENCHMARK

This macro is used to measure the performance of code within a test. The code to be benchmarked is contained within a code block following this macro.

For example:

void TestBenchmark::simple()
{
    QString str1 = QLatin1String("This is a test string");
    QString str2 = QLatin1String("This is a test string");

    QCOMPARE(str1.localeAwareCompare(str2), 0);

    QBENCHMARK {
        str1.localeAwareCompare(str2);
    }
}

See also Creating a Benchmark and Writing a Benchmark.

QBENCHMARK_ONCE

The QBENCHMARK_ONCE macro is for measuring performance of a code block by running it once.

This macro is used to measure the performance of code within a test. The code to be benchmarked is contained within a code block following this macro.

Unlike QBENCHMARK, the contents of the contained code block is only run once. The elapsed time will be reported as "0" if it's to short to be measured by the selected backend. (Use)

This function was introduced in Qt 4.6.

See also Creating a Benchmark and Writing a Benchmark.

QCOMPARE(actual, expected)

The QCOMPARE macro compares an actual value to an expected value using the equals operator. If actual and expected are identical, execution continues. If not, a failure is recorded in the test log and the test won't be executed further.

In the case of comparing floats and doubles, qFuzzyCompare() is used for comparing. This means that comparing to 0 will likely fail. One solution to this is to compare to 1, and add 1 to the produced output.

QCOMPARE tries to output the contents of the values if the comparison fails, so it is visible from the test log why the comparison failed.

For your own classes, you can use QTest::toString() to format values for outputting into the test log.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

Example:

QCOMPARE(QString("hello").toUpper(), QString("HELLO"));

See also QVERIFY(), QTRY_COMPARE(), and QTest::toString().

QEXPECT_FAIL(dataIndex, comment, mode)

The QEXPECT_FAIL() macro marks the next QCOMPARE() or QVERIFY() as an expected failure. Instead of adding a failure to the test log, an expected failure will be reported.

If a QVERIFY() or QCOMPARE() is marked as an expected failure, but passes instead, an unexpected pass (XPASS) is written to the test log.

The parameter dataIndex describes for which entry in the test data the failure is expected. Pass an empty string ("") if the failure is expected for all entries or if no test data exists.

comment will be appended to the test log for the expected failure.

mode is a QTest::TestFailMode and sets whether the test should continue to execute or not.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

Example 1:

QEXPECT_FAIL("", "Will fix in the next release", Continue);
QCOMPARE(i, 42);
QCOMPARE(j, 43);

In the example above, an expected fail will be written into the test output if the variable i is not 42. If the variable i is 42, an unexpected pass is written instead. The QEXPECT_FAIL() has no influence on the second QCOMPARE() statement in the example.

Example 2:

QEXPECT_FAIL("data27", "Oh my, this is soooo broken", Abort);
QCOMPARE(i, 42);

The above testfunction will not continue executing for the test data entry data27.

See also QTest::TestFailMode, QVERIFY(), and QCOMPARE().

QFAIL(message)

This macro can be used to force a test failure. The test stops executing and the failure message is appended to the test log.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

Example:

if (sizeof(int) != 4)
    QFAIL("This test has not been ported to this platform yet.");

QFETCH(type, name)

The fetch macro creates a local variable named name with the type type on the stack. name has to match the element name from the test's data. If no such element exists, the test will assert.

Assuming a test has the following data:

void TestQString::toInt_data()
{
    QTest::addColumn<QString>("aString");
    QTest::addColumn<int>("expected");

    QTest::newRow("positive value") << "42" << 42;
    QTest::newRow("negative value") << "-42" << -42;
    QTest::newRow("zero") << "0" << 0;
}

The test data has two elements, a QString called aString and an integer called expected. To fetch these values in the actual test:

void TestQString::toInt()
{
     QFETCH(QString, aString);
     QFETCH(int, expected);

     QCOMPARE(aString.toInt(), expected);
}

aString and expected are variables on the stack that are initialized with the current test data.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework. The test function must have a _data function.

QFINDTESTDATA(filename)

Returns a QString for the testdata file referred to by filename, or an empty QString if the testdata file could not be found.

This macro allows the test to load data from an external file without hardcoding an absolute filename into the test, or using relative paths which may be error prone.

The returned path will be the first path from the following list which resolves to an existing file or directory:

If the named file/directory does not exist at any of these locations, a warning is printed to the test log.

For example, in this code:

// Source: /home/user/sources/myxmlparser/tests/tst_myxmlparser/tst_myxmlparser.cpp
// Build:  /home/user/build/myxmlparser/tests/tst_myxmlparser
// Qt:     /usr/local/Qt-5.0.0
void tst_MyXmlParser::parse()
{
    MyXmlParser parser;
    QString input = QFINDTESTDATA("testxml/simple1.xml");
    QVERIFY(parser.parse(input));
}

The testdata file will be resolved as the first existing file from:

  • /home/user/build/myxmlparser/tests/tst_myxmlparser/testxml/simple1.xml
  • /usr/local/Qt-5.0.0/tests/tst_myxmlparser/testxml/simple1.xml
  • /home/user/sources/myxmlparser/tests/tst_myxmlparser/testxml/simple1.xml

This allows the test to find its testdata regardless of whether the test has been installed, and regardless of whether the test's build tree is equal to the test's source tree.

Note: reliable detection of testdata from the source directory requires either that qmake is used, or the QT_TESTCASE_BUILDDIR macro is defined to point to the working directory from which the compiler is invoked, or only absolute paths to the source files are passed to the compiler. Otherwise, the absolute path of the source directory cannot be determined.

Note: For tests that use the QTEST_APPLESS_MAIN() macro to generate a main() function, QFINDTESTDATA will not attempt to find test data relative to QCoreApplication::applicationDirPath(). In practice, this means that tests using QTEST_APPLESS_MAIN() will fail to find their test data if run from a shadow build tree.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

QSKIP(description)

If called from a test function, the QSKIP() macro stops execution of the test without adding a failure to the test log. You can use it to skip tests that wouldn't make sense in the current configuration. The text description is appended to the test log and should contain an explanation of why the test couldn't be executed.

If the test is data-driven, each call to QSKIP() will skip only the current row of test data, so an unconditional call to QSKIP will produce one skip message in the test log for each row of test data.

If called from an _data function, the QSKIP() macro will stop execution of the _data function and will prevent execution of the associated test function.

If called from initTestCase() or initTestCase_data(), the QSKIP() macro will skip all test and _data functions.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function or _data function that is invoked by the test framework.

Example:

if (!QSqlDatabase::drivers().contains("SQLITE"))
    QSKIP("This test requires the SQLITE database driver");

QTEST(actual, testElement)

QTEST() is a convenience macro for QCOMPARE() that compares the value actual with the element testElement from the test's data. If there is no such element, the test asserts.

Apart from that, QTEST() behaves exactly as QCOMPARE().

Instead of writing:

QFETCH(QString, myString);
QCOMPARE(QString("hello").toUpper(), myString);

you can write:

QTEST(QString("hello").toUpper(), "myString");

See also QCOMPARE().

QTEST_APPLESS_MAIN(TestClass)

Implements a main() function that executes all tests in TestClass.

Behaves like QTEST_MAIN(), but doesn't instantiate a QApplication object. Use this macro for really simple stand-alone non-GUI tests.

See also QTEST_MAIN().

QTEST_GUILESS_MAIN(TestClass)

Implements a main() function that instantiates a QCoreApplication object and the TestClass, and executes all tests in the order they were defined. Use this macro to build stand-alone executables.

Behaves like QTEST_MAIN(), but instantiates a QCoreApplication instead of the QApplication object. Use this macro if your test case doesn't need functionality offered by QApplication, but the event loop is still necessary.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTEST_MAIN().

QTEST_MAIN(TestClass)

Implements a main() function that instantiates an application object and the TestClass, and executes all tests in the order they were defined. Use this macro to build stand-alone executables.

If QT_WIDGETS_LIB is defined, the application object will be a QApplication, if QT_GUI_LIB is defined, the application object will be a QGuiApplication, otherwise it will be a QCoreApplication. If qmake is used and the configuration includes QT += widgets, then QT_WIDGETS_LIB will be defined automatically. Similarly, if qmake is used and the configuration includes QT += gui, then QT_GUI_LIB will be defined automatically.

Note: On platforms that have keypad navigation enabled by default, this macro will forcefully disable it if QT_WIDGETS_LIB is defined. This is done to simplify the usage of key events when writing autotests. If you wish to write a test case that uses keypad navigation, you should enable it either in the initTestCase() or init() functions of your test case by calling QApplication::setNavigationMode().

Example:

class TestQString: public QObject { ... };
QTEST_MAIN(TestQString)

See also QTEST_APPLESS_MAIN(), QTEST_GUILESS_MAIN(), QTest::qExec(), and QApplication::setNavigationMode().

QTRY_COMPARE(actual, expected)

Performs a comparison of the actual and expected values by invoking QTRY_COMPARE_WITH_TIMEOUT() with a timeout of five seconds.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTRY_COMPARE_WITH_TIMEOUT(), QCOMPARE(), QVERIFY(), and QTRY_VERIFY().

QTRY_COMPARE_WITH_TIMEOUT(actual, expected, timeout)

The QTRY_COMPARE_WITH_TIMEOUT() macro is similar to QCOMPARE(), but performs the comparison of the actual and expected values repeatedly, until either the two values are equal or the timeout (in milliseconds) is reached. Between each comparison, events will be processed. If the timeout is reached, a failure is recorded in the test log and the test won't be executed further.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTRY_COMPARE(), QCOMPARE(), QVERIFY(), and QTRY_VERIFY().

QTRY_VERIFY2(condition, message)

Checks the condition by invoking QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT() with a timeout of five seconds. If condition is then still false, message is output. The message is a plain C string.

Example:

QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT(list.size() > 2, QByteArray::number(list.size()).constData());

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.6.

See also QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT(), QTRY_VERIFY2(), QVERIFY(), QCOMPARE(), and QTRY_COMPARE().

QTRY_VERIFY(condition)

Checks the condition by invoking QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT() with a timeout of five seconds.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT(), QTRY_VERIFY2(), QVERIFY(), QCOMPARE(), and QTRY_COMPARE().

QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT(condition, message, timeout)

The QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT macro is similar to QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT() except that it outputs a verbose message when condition is still false after the specified timeout (in milliseconds). The message is a plain C string.

Example:

QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT(list.size() > 2, QByteArray::number(list.size()).constData(), 10000);

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.6.

See also QTRY_VERIFY(), QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT(), QVERIFY(), QCOMPARE(), and QTRY_COMPARE().

QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT(condition, timeout)

The QTRY_VERIFY_WITH_TIMEOUT() macro is similar to QVERIFY(), but checks the condition repeatedly, until either the condition becomes true or the timeout (in milliseconds) is reached. Between each evaluation, events will be processed. If the timeout is reached, a failure is recorded in the test log and the test won't be executed further.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.0.

See also QTRY_VERIFY(), QTRY_VERIFY2_WITH_TIMEOUT(), QVERIFY(), QCOMPARE(), and QTRY_COMPARE().

QVERIFY2(condition, message)

The QVERIFY2() macro behaves exactly like QVERIFY(), except that it outputs a verbose message when condition is false. The message is a plain C string.

Example:

QVERIFY2(1 + 1 == 2, "A breach in basic arithmetic occurred.");

See also QVERIFY() and QCOMPARE().

QVERIFY(condition)

The QVERIFY() macro checks whether the condition is true or not. If it is true, execution continues. If not, a failure is recorded in the test log and the test won't be executed further.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

Example:

QVERIFY(1 + 1 == 2);

See also QCOMPARE() and QTRY_VERIFY().

QVERIFY_EXCEPTION_THROWN(expression, exceptiontype)

The QVERIFY_EXCEPTION_THROWN macro executes an expression and tries to catch an exception thrown from the expression. If the expression throws an exception and its type is the same as exceptiontype or exceptiontype is substitutable with the type of thrown exception (i.e. usually the type of thrown exception is publically derived from exceptiontype) then execution will be continued. If not-substitutable type of exception is thrown or the expression doesn't throw an exception at all, then a failure will be recorded in the test log and the test won't be executed further.

Note: This macro can only be used in a test function that is invoked by the test framework.

This function was introduced in Qt 5.3.

QWARN(message)

Appends message as a warning to the test log. This macro can be used anywhere in your tests.

Note: This function is thread-safe.

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