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    Mock components, services and more out of annoying dependencies in Angular tests

    ng-mocks helps to:

    • mock Components, Directives, Pipes, Modules, Services and Tokens
    • facilitate boilerplate in tests
    • access declarations via simple interface

    The current version of the library has been tested and can be used with:

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    Important links

    Very short introduction

    Global configuration for mocks in src/test.ts. In case of jest src/setupJest.ts should be used.

    // All methods in mock declarations and providers
    // will be automatically spied on their creation.
    // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/extra/auto-spy
    ngMocks.autoSpy('jasmine'); // or jest
    // ngMocks.defaultMock helps to customize mocks
    // globally. Therefore, we can avoid copy-pasting
    // among tests.
    // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/ngMocks/defaultMock
    ngMocks.defaultMock(AuthService, () => ({
      isLoggedIn$: EMPTY,
      currentUser$: EMPTY,

    An example of a spec for a profile edit component.

    // Let's imagine that there is a ProfileComponent
    // and it has 3 text fields: email, firstName,
    // lastName, and a user can edit them.
    // In the following test suite, we would like to
    // cover behavior of the component.
    describe('profile', () => {
      // First of all, we would like to reuse the same
      // TestBed in every test.
      // ngMocks.faster suppresses reset of TestBed
      // after each test and allows to use TestBed,
      // MockBuilder and MockRender in beforeAll.
      // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/ngMocks/faster
      // Let's declare TestBed in beforeAll
      // instead of beforeEach.
      // The code mocks everything in SharedModule
      // and provides a mock AuthService.
      beforeAll(() => {
        return TestBed.configureTestingModule({
          imports: [
            MockModule(SharedModule), // mock
            ReactiveFormsModule, // real
          declarations: [
            MockComponent(AvatarComponent), // mock
            ProfileComponent, // real
          providers: [
            MockProvider(AuthService), // mock
      // A test to ensure that ProfileComponent
      // can be created.
      it('should be created', () => {
        // MockRender is an advanced version of
        // TestBed.createComponent.
        // It respects all lifecycle hooks,
        // onPush change detection, and creates a
        // wrapper component with a template like
        // <app-root ...allInputs></profile>
        // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/MockRender
        const fixture = MockRender(ProfileComponent);
      // A test to ensure that the component listens
      // on ctrl+s hotkey.
      it('saves on ctrl+s hot key', () => {
        // A fake profile.
        const profile = {
          email: 'test2@email.com',
          firstName: 'testFirst2',
          lastName: 'testLast2',
        // A spy to track save calls.
        // MockInstance helps to configure mock
        // providers, declarations and modules
        // before their initialization and usage.
        // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/MockInstance
        const spySave = MockInstance(
        // Renders <profile [profile]="params.profile">
        // </profile>.
        // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/MockRender
        const { point } = MockRender(
          { profile }, // bindings
        // Let's change the value of the form control
        // for email addresses with a random value.
        // ngMocks.change finds a related control
        // value accessor and updates it properly.
        // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/ngMocks/change
          '[name=email]', // css selector
          'test3@em.ail', // an email address
        // Let's ensure that nothing has been called.
        // Let's assume that there is a host listener
        // for a keyboard combination of ctrl+s,
        // and we want to trigger it.
        // ngMocks.trigger helps to emit events via
        // simple interface.
        // https://ng-mocks.sudo.eu/api/ngMocks/trigger
        ngMocks.trigger(point, 'keyup.control.s');
        // The spy should be called with the user
        // and the random email address.
          email: 'test3@em.ail',
          firstName: profile.firstName,
          lastName: profile.lastName,



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