Google Test support
Google Test and Google Mock is a pair of powerful unit testing tools: the framework is portable, it includes a rich set of fatal and non-fatal assertions, provides instruments for creating fixtures and test groups, gives informative messages, and exports the results in XML. Probably the only drawback is a need to build gtest/gmock in your project in order to use it.
Generate menu for Google Test
Use Generate menu to save time on writing test code: in a file where you have
gtest included, press ⌘N to see the list of code generation options.
When called from a fixture, this menu additionally includes SetUp Method and TearDown Method:
For fixture tests, code generation converts
TEST() macros into the appropriate
TYPED_TEST_P() (see Typed Tests).
Google Test run/debug configuration
Although Google Test provides the
main() entry, and you can run tests as regular applications, we recommend using the dedicated Google Test run/debug configuration. It includes test-related settings and let you benefit from the built-in test runner, which is unavailable if you run tests as regular programs.
To create a Google Test configuration, go to Run | Edit Configurations, click and select Google Test from the list of templates.
Specify the test or suite to be included in the configuration, or provide a pattern for filtering test names. Auto-completion is available in the fields to help you quickly fill them up:
Set wildcards to specify test patterns, for example:
In other fields of the configuration settings, you can set environment variables and command line options. For example, use Program arguments field to pass the
--gtest_repeatflag and run a Google test multiple times:
The output will be:Repeating all tests (iteration 1) ... Repeating all tests (iteration 2) ... Repeating all tests (iteration 3) ...
Save the configuration, and it's ready for Run or Debug.
In AppCode, there are several ways to start a run/debug session for tests, one of which is using special gutter icons. These icons help quickly run or debug a single test or a whole suite/fixture:
Gutter icons also show test results (when already available): success or failure .
When you run a test/suite/fixture using gutter icons, AppCode creates a temporary Google Test configuration, which is greyed out in the configurations list. To save a temporary configuration, select it in the dialog and press .