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YUI Test Utility: Asynchronous Event Testing

This example shows how to create an asynchronous test with the YUI Test framework for testing browser-based JavaScript code. A TestCase object is created to test the Anim object. The test waits until the animation is complete before checking the settings of the animated element.

Asynchronous Events Test Example

This example begins by creating a namespace:

This namespace serves as the core object upon which others will be added (to prevent creating global objects).

Creating the TestCase

The first step is to create a new TestCase object called AsyncTestCase. To do so, using the TestCase constructor and pass in an object literal containing information about the tests to be run:

The only test in the TestCase is called testAnimation. It begins by creating a new Anim object that will animate the width of a div to 400 pixels over three seconds. An event handler is assigned to the Anim object's onComplete event, within which the resume() method is called. A function is passed into the resume() method to indicate the code to run when the test resumes, which is a test to make sure the width is 400 pixels. After that, the animate() method is called to begin the animation and the wait() method is called to tell the TestRunner to wait until it is told to resume testing again. When the animation completes, the onComplete event is fired and the test resumes, assuring that the width is correct.

Running the tests

With all of the tests defined, the last step is to run them. This initialization is assigned to take place when the document tree has been completely loaded by using the Event utility's onDOMReady() method:

Before running the tests, it's necessary to create a TestLogger object to display the results (otherwise the tests would run but you wouldn't see the results). After that, the TestRunner is loaded with the TestCase object by calling add() (any number of TestCase and TestSuite objects can be added to a TestRunner, this example only adds one for simplicity). The very last step is to call run(), which begins executing the tests in its queue and displays the results in the TestLogger.

Configuration for This Example

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