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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Creating a Spring Errors Object for Validation Unit Tests

If you're using Spring Validation, you write classes that implement the following method

public void validate(Object arg0, Errors arg1);

"Errors" is an interface that is implemented by several other classes in the Spring Validation libraries: BeanPropertyBindingResult, DirectFieldBindingResult, MapBindingResult, and BindException.

I write unit tests using BeanPropertyBindingResult.  This is the class used in some of the Spring Validation unit tests like ValidationUtilsTests.

So, a JUnit4 unit test looks like

public void needsFirstName() {
  Person p = new Person();  // no firstName set
  Errors errors = new BeanPropertyBindingResult(p, "p");
  validator.validate(p, errors);  // 'validator' under test
  assertNotNull( errors.getFieldError("firstname") );