🍹 mocktail_image_network

Pub build coverage License: MIT

Mock Image.network in your widget tests with confidence using mocktail


How to use

If you want to test a widget with a similar structure to this one:

class FakeApp extends StatelessWidget {
  @override
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      home: Scaffold(
        body: Center(
          child: Image.network('https://test.com/logo.png'),
        ),
      ),
    );
  }
}

Simply wrap your tests with mockNetworkImages and see them turning green ✅ without a problem!

void main() {
  testWidgets('can use mocktail for network images', (tester) async {
    await mockNetworkImages(() async {
      await tester.pumpWidget(FakeApp());
      expect(find.byType(Image), findsOneWidget);
    });
  });
}

Why should you use mocktail_image_network

If your application uses Image.network to present images hosted in a URL, you will notice that your widget tests fail with the following error:

══╡ EXCEPTION CAUGHT BY IMAGE RESOURCE SERVICE ╞════════════════════════════════════════════════════
The following NetworkImageLoadException was thrown resolving an image codec:
HTTP request failed, statusCode: 400,
https://test.com/logo.png

When the exception was thrown, this was the stack:
#0      NetworkImage._loadAsync (package:flutter/src/painting/_network_image_io.dart:99:9)
<asynchronous suspension>
<asynchronous suspension>
(elided one frame from package:stack_trace)
...

Image provider:
  NetworkImage("https://test.com/logo.png",
  scale: 1.0)
Image key:
  NetworkImage("https://test.com/logo.png",
  scale: 1.0)
════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
Test failed. See exception logs above.
The test description was: can use mocktail for network images

Warning: At least one test in this suite creates an HttpClient. When
running a test suite that uses TestWidgetsFlutterBinding, all HTTP
requests will return status code 400, and no network request will
actually be made. Any test expecting a real network connection and
status code will fail.
To test code that needs an HttpClient, provide your own HttpClient
implementation to the code under test, so that your test can
consistently provide a testable response to the code under test.

This means that Image.network is attempting to make a network call during the execution of your tests, which is not allowed.

When using mocktail_image_network, the internal HTTP client will be mocked, providing a controlled behavior that does not require making a real network call, allowing you to execute your tests with confidence.

Libraries

mocktail_image_network