pyko pyko - 4 months ago 63x
Android Question

Providing test data for SharedPreferences for Robolectric

Just started to use Robolectric and it seems to be pretty much what I need. However, I've hit a bit of a roadblock with regards to the use of SharedPreferences.

I have two tests cases

  1. Activity expects a new/empty sharedPreferences

  2. Activity expects sharedPreferences with some data in it already

For Test Case 1, the tests are passing as expected, so all good :)

However, for Test Case 2 I can't seem to figure out a nice way to provide Robolectric with some fake data, so the Activity is able to access this fake data.

It feels like a very common use case, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it!


Found out how - seems so obvious now!

For those who are interested, you just get the sharedPreferences, and populate it with the required data.

SharedPreferences sharedPreferences = ShadowPreferenceManager.getDefaultSharedPreferences(Robolectric.application.getApplicationContext());
sharedPreferences.edit().putString("testId", "12345").commit();

If you have a custom SharedPreferences, you should be able to do this (haven't really tested properly, but should also work)

SharedPreferences sharedPreferences = Robolectric.application.getSharedPreferences("you_custom_pref_name", Context.MODE_PRIVATE);
sharedPreferences.edit().putString("testId", "12345").commit();

Hope this has helped someone :)