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matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture class

Package: matlab.unittest.fixtures

Fixture for creating and changing to temporary working folder

Description

The matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture creates a temporary folder and sets it as the current working folder. The test or the product under test can create files and modify the contents of the folder without affecting the source code or test folder structure.

When the testing framework sets up the fixture, it adds the current folder to the path. Then, the fixture creates a temporary folder, and changes the current working folder to the temporary folder. When the testing framework tears down the fixture, by default, it deletes the temporary folder and all folder contents. The testing framework restores the current working folder to its previous state.

Both the WorkingFolderFixture and TemporaryFolderFixture fixtures create a temporary folder. However, the WorkingFolderFixture also sets the folder as the current working folder.

Construction

matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture constructs a fixture for creating and changing to a temporary working folder.

matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture(Name,Value) constructs a fixture with additional options specified by one or more Name,Value pair arguments. For example, matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture('PreservingOnFailure',true) constructs a fixture that does not delete the temporary folder in the event of an error.

Input Arguments

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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.

Setting to preserve the temporary folder and contents after test failure, specified as false or true (logical 0 or 1). This value is false by default. You can specify it as true during fixture construction.

If you specify 'PreservingOnFailure' as true and a test using the fixture encounters a failure, the testing framework displays a message in the Command Window and does not delete the folder. Failures include verification, assertion, or fatal assertion qualification failures and uncaught errors within the tests that use the fixture. Preserving the temporary folder and its contents can aid in investigation of the cause of the test failure.

Data Types: logical

Suffix for temporary folder name, specified as a character vector. The value of this parameter is appended to the name of the temporary folder.

Example: WorkingFolderFixture('WithSuffix','_ProductA')

Properties

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Absolute path of the folder created by the fixture, specified as a character vector.

Indicator to preserve the temporary folder and its contents in the event of a test failure, specified as false or true. Set this property through the constructor via the name-value pair argument 'PreservingOnFailure'.

Suffix for the temporary folder name, specified as a character vector. Set this property through the constructor via the name-value pair argument 'WithSuffix'.

Copy Semantics

Handle. To learn how handle classes affect copy operations, see Copying Objects.

Examples

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Create the following ExampleTest class definition on your MATLAB® path.

classdef ExampleTest < matlab.unittest.TestCase
    methods(Test)
        function test1(testCase)
            import matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture;
            
            testCase.applyFixture(WorkingFolderFixture);
            
            x = 1:10;
            
            % Save a file in the temporary folder
            save('data.mat','x');
            
            disp(['The temporary working folder: ' pwd])
            ls
        end
    end
end

At the command prompt, run the test.

run(ExampleTest);
Running ExampleTest
The temporary working folder: C:\AppData\Local\Temp\tp6ff2cadf_9eed_4e90_88c1_5ff9ee8abb25

.         ..        data.mat  

.
Done ExampleTest
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The name of the temporary folder varies.

Create the following ExampleTest2 class definition on your MATLAB path.

classdef ExampleTest2 < matlab.unittest.TestCase
    methods(Test)
        function test1(testCase)
            import matlab.unittest.fixtures.WorkingFolderFixture;
            
            f = WorkingFolderFixture('WithSuffix','_ProductA');
            testCase.applyFixture(f);
            
            x = 1:10;
            
            % Save a file in the temporary folder
            save('data.mat','x');
            
            disp(['The temporary working folder: ' pwd])
            ls
        end
    end
end

At the command prompt, run the test.

run(ExampleTest2);
Running ExampleTest2
The temporary working folder: C:\AppData\Local\Temp\tp72c6ce7c_a380_4f5e_be3b_4f7191a6cd2c_ProductA

.         ..        data.mat  

.
Done ExampleTest2
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The name of the temporary folder varies, but it ends with _ProductA.

Introduced in R2016a