[PySide] Unit testing modal dialogs
a.richi at bluewin.ch
Sat Jun 23 20:14:20 CEST 2012
I ran into the same issues some time ago and couldn't solve it... But
now, I tried again and found a way to get references of the objects you
mentioned. Please check the following example to see how it works:
It shows both, modal dialogs and message boxes. For testing, it's always
the same approach I guess:
- Start a QTimer.singleShot() before triggering the message box or
dialog, give it enough time to start the dialog and a callable where you
grab the active widget
- Then trigger the message box or dialog
- The callable is executed automatically a few milliseconds later. Grab
the active dialog and perform some actions or assert some properties on
it as usual in tests...
I think, there is not too much overhead like this, it's just always one
line (...singleShot...) before performing the action that executes the
I hope, it helps!
Have a nice evening!
Am 22.06.2012 21:24, schrieb Diego Gaustein:
> Hello, I'm trying to write unit tests for an application I developed.
> Using Python's unittest module and QTest helpers for simulating mouse
> and keyboard events works fine for simple widgets, but I'm having
> trouble testing the whole application, in particular modal dialogs,
> since they block the flow of execution until closed.
> Using QTimers for simple dialogs works fine, but the code becomes
> increasingly ugly for complex and nested dialogs.
> How can I test my application in a straightforward and reliable manner?
> Also, when using QMessageBox's static methods I find no way of getting
> a reference to the newly created dialog. Is there a way around this?
> Many thanks,
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