Kevin Sylvestre Kevin Sylvestre - 7 months ago 81
Objective-C Question

Unrecognized Selector SenTestCase for Category

I created a new Cocoa Touch Static Library project with Unit Testing in XCode 4 and added a category:

// NSString+Inflections.h
@interface NSString (Inflections)
- (NSString *)pluralize;

// NSString+Inflections.m
@implementation NSString (Inflections)
- (NSString *)pluralize { return self; }

then added the appropriate import statement to my test cases and wrote the following test:

- (void)testPluralize
NSString *test = @"person";
NSString *expected = @"people";

NSString *actual = [test pluralize];

STAssertEqualObjects(actual, expected, @"Whoops");

However, this causes my tests to crash (not fail) with 'unrecognized selector sent to instance'.

How can I test a category inside a library?

I've compressed and uploaded the full project here if my description is inadequate.


I was searching for an answer this problem myself and found (I believe) a simpler solution, which doesn't require remembering to add a reference in the Compile Sources list whenever a new category class is added to the project.

In the test target's build settings, add -ObjC to the Linking / Other Linker Flags value.

Further explanation for why this error actually happens can be found at Apple Reference.