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matlab.unittest.constraints.StartsWithSubstring class

Package: matlab.unittest.constraints
Superclasses: matlab.unittest.constraints.BooleanConstraint

Constraint specifying string starting with substring

Construction

StartsWithSubstring(prefix) creates a constraint specifying a string scalar or character vector starting with a substring. The constraint is satisfied only if the actual value starts with an expected prefix, prefix.

StartsWithSubstring(prefix,Name,Value) provides a constraint with additional options specified by one or more Name,Value pair arguments. Name must appear inside single quotes (''). You can specify several name-value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

Input Arguments

prefix

Text at the start of the actual value, specified as a string scalar or character vector. prefix can include newline characters.

Name-Value Pair Arguments

Specify optional comma-separated pairs of Name,Value arguments. Name is the argument name and Value is the corresponding value. Name must appear inside quotes. You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN.

IgnoringCase

Indicator to ignore case, specified as false or true (logical 0 or 1).

Default: false

IgnoringWhitespace

Indicator to ignore whitespace, specified as false or true (logical 0 or 1). If IgnoringWhitespace is true, MATLAB® removes any whitespace characters from both the actual value and the expected value before determining whether the constraint is satisfied.

Note

When IgnoringWhitespace is true, the input argument prefix must contain at least one non-whitespace character.

Default: false

Properties

IgnoreCase

Indicator if the constraint is insensitive to case, specified in the name-value pair argument, 'IgnoringCase'.

IgnoreWhitespace

Indicator if the constraint is insensitive to whitespace, specified in the name-value pair argument, 'IgnoringWhitespace'.

Prefix

Text at the start of the actual value, specified in the input argument, prefix.

Copy Semantics

Value. To learn how value classes affect copy operations, see Copying Objects.

Examples

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Create a test case for interactive testing.

import matlab.unittest.TestCase
import matlab.unittest.constraints.StartsWithSubstring

testCase = TestCase.forInteractiveUse;

Define the actual value.

actVal = 'This Is One Long Message';

Test that actVal starts with 'This'.

testCase.verifyThat(actVal, StartsWithSubstring('This'))
Verification passed.

Test that actVal starts with 'this is'.

testCase.verifyThat(actVal, StartsWithSubstring('this is'))
Verification failed.

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Framework Diagnostic:
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StartsWithSubstring failed.
--> The value does not start with the supplied prefix.

Actual char:
    This Is One Long Message
Expected Prefix:
    this is

By default, the StartsWithSubstring constraint is case sensitive.

Repeat the test, this time ignoring case.

testCase.verifyThat(actVal, StartsWithSubstring('this is', ...
    'IgnoringCase', true))
Verification passed.

Test that actVal starts with 'thisisone'. For the test to pass, configure the constraint to ignore whitespace and case.

testCase.verifyThat(actVal, StartsWithSubstring('thisisone', ...
    'IgnoringCase', true, 'IgnoringWhitespace', true))
Verification passed.

Assert that actVal does not start with 'long'.

testCase.assertThat(actVal, ~StartsWithSubstring('Long'))
Assertion passed.