group function

  1. @isTest
void group (Object description, Function body)

Creates a group of tests.

A group's description (converted to a string) is included in the descriptions of any tests or sub-groups it contains. setUp and tearDown are also scoped to the containing group.

If testOn is passed, it's parsed as a platform selector; the test will only be run on matching platforms.

If timeout is passed, it's used to modify or replace the default timeout of 30 seconds. Timeout modifications take precedence in suite-group-test order, so timeout will also modify any timeouts set on the suite, and will be modified by any timeouts set on individual tests.

If skip is a String or true, the group is skipped. If it's a String, it should explain why the group is skipped; this reason will be printed instead of running the group's tests.

If tags is passed, it declares user-defined tags that are applied to the test. These tags can be used to select or skip the test on the command line, or to do bulk test configuration. All tags should be declared in the package configuration file. The parameter can be an Iterable of tag names, or a String representing a single tag.

onPlatform allows groups to be configured on a platform-by-platform basis. It's a map from strings that are parsed as PlatformSelectors to annotation classes: Timeout, Skip, or lists of those. These annotations apply only on the given platforms. For example:

group('potentially slow tests', () {
  // ...
}, onPlatform: {
  // These tests are especially slow on Windows.
  'windows': new Timeout.factor(2),
  'browser': [
    new Skip('TODO: add browser support'),
    // They'll be slow on browsers once it works on them.
    new Timeout.factor(2)

If multiple platforms match, the annotations apply in order as through they were in nested groups.

If the solo flag is true, only tests and groups marked as 'solo' will be be run. This only restricts tests within this test suite—tests in other suites will run as normal. We recommend that users avoid this flag if possible, and instead use the test runner flag -n to filter tests by name.


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