semantic_announcement_tester 0.0.6
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This package provides a set of matchers that make testing semantic announcements made using SemanticsService.announce dead simple.

This package provides a set of matchers that make testing semantic announcements made using SemanticsService.announce dead simple.

Installing #

This package is to be used only for tests. Add it to pubspec under dev_dependencies like:

dev_dependencies:
   semantic_announcement_tester: ^{version}

Usage #

  1. Create an object for MockSemanticAnnouncements in your widget test.
  2. Write the test code as usual, in the following examples we assume that tapping the button triggers a Semantics Announcement.
  3. Use one of the matchers from: hasOneAnnouncement, hasNAnnouncements or hasZeroAnnouncements to assert.

To test one announcement:

  testWidgets('One announcement', (WidgetTester tester) async {
    final mock = MockSemanticAnnouncements(tester);
    const expectedAnnouncement = AnnounceSemanticsEvent(
      "Announcement made",
      TextDirection.ltr,
    );
    await tester.pumpWidget(const MyApp());

    // Tap to trigger an announcement
    await tester.tap(find.byType(ElevatedButton));

    expect(
      mock.announcements,
      hasOneAnnouncement(expectedAnnouncement),
    );
  });

To test N announcements made:

testWidgets('N announcements', (WidgetTester tester) async {
    final mock = MockSemanticAnnouncements(tester);
    const expectedAnnouncement = AnnounceSemanticsEvent(
      "Announcement made",
      TextDirection.ltr,
    );
    await tester.pumpWidget(const MyApp());

    // Tap twice to trigger two announcements
    await tester.tap(find.byType(ElevatedButton));
    await tester.tap(find.byType(ElevatedButton));

    expect(
      mock.announcements,
      hasNAnnouncements([expectedAnnouncement, expectedAnnouncement]),
    );
  });

To test zero announcements made:

testWidgets("Zero announcements", (WidgetTester tester) async {
  final mock = MockSemanticAnnouncements(tester);
  await tester.pumpWidget(const MyApp());

  expect(mock.announcements, hasZeroAnnouncements());
});

Additional information #

Internally, creating an object for MockSemanticAnnouncements sets mock message handler for accessibility platform channel which is used by SemanticsService.announce to deliver the announcement to the OS. This class intercepts these messages and stores them as a list of AnnounceSemanticsEvent, which can be used for assertion.

Finally, the matchers make it very simple to assert in tests without having to deal with the implementation details of SemanticService.announce method.

Note #

There is room for improvement in the matcher to provide more concise error messages when a test fails. This will improve in subsequent versions.

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This package provides a set of matchers that make testing semantic announcements made using SemanticsService.announce dead simple.

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flutter, flutter_test

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