AssertCalled always fails with testify library

Issue

I am using testify to test my code and I want to check if a function was called.

I am doing the following:

type Foo struct {
    mock.Mock
}

func (m Foo) Bar() {

}

func TestFoo(t *testing.T) {
    m := Foo{}
    m.Bar()
    m.AssertCalled(t, "Bar")
}

The error I am getting:

Error:      Should be true
Messages:   The "Bar" method should have been called with 0 argument(s), but was not.

mock.go:419: []

I call function “Bar” and immediately ask if it was called but it returns false.
What am I doing wrong?
What is the proper way to test if a function was called with testify?

Solution

I tried with this and works:

type Foo struct {                                                                                                                                                    
    mock.Mock                                                                                                                                                          
}                                                                                                                                                                    

func (m *Foo) Bar() {                                                                                                                                                
    m.Called()                                                                                                                                                         
}                                                                                                                                                                    

func TestFoo(t *testing.T) {                                                                                                                                         
    m := &Foo{}                                                                                                                                                        
    m.On("Bar").Return(nil)                                                                                                                                            

    m.Bar()                                                                                                                                                            
    m.AssertCalled(t, "Bar")                                                                                                                                           
}

As stated by Chris Drew, you’ve to use a receiver pointer on Bar method’s declaration.

Additionally, you’ve to istantiate a new structure as pointer and mock the method to return a value.

Answered By – Dom Corvasce

Answer Checked By – Gilberto Lyons (GoLangFix Admin)

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