Angular Matchers

angular matchers provides a set of matchers for the Jasmine JavaScript Testing Framework:

  • a set of custom matchers for Angular framework that are meant to make your testing a little bit easier

Angular matchers

jasmine-jquery provides following custom matchers (in alphabetical order):

  • toBe(jQuerySelector)
    • e.g. expect($('<div id="some-id"></div>')).toBe('div')
    • e.g. expect($('<div id="some-id"></div>')).toBe('div#some-id')
  • toBeChecked()
    • only for tags that have checked attribute
    • e.g. expect($('<input type="checkbox" checked="checked"/>')).toBeChecked()
  • toBeEmpty()
    • Checks for child DOM elements or text.
  • toBeHidden()

    Elements can be considered hidden for several reasons:

    • They have a CSS display value of none.
    • They are form elements with type equal to hidden.
    • Their width and height are explicitly set to 0.
    • An ancestor element is hidden, so the element is not shown on the page.
  • toHaveCss(css)

    • e.g. expect($('<div style="display: none; margin: 10px;"></div>')).toHaveCss({display: "none", margin: "10px"})
    • e.g. expect($('<div style="display: none; margin: 10px;"></div>')).toHaveCss({margin: "10px"})
  • toBeSelected()

    • only for tags that have selected attribute
    • e.g. expect($('<option selected="selected"></option>')).toBeSelected()
  • toBeVisible()

    • Elements are considered visible if they consume space in the document. Visible elements have a width or height that is greater than zero.
  • toContain(jQuerySelector)

    • e.g. expect($('<div><span class="some-class"></span></div>')).toContain('span.some-class')
  • toExist()

  • toHaveAttr(attributeName, attributeValue)

    • attribute value is optional, if omitted it will check only if attribute exists
  • toHaveProp(propertyName, propertyValue)

    • property value is optional, if omitted it will check only if property exists
  • toHaveClass(className)

    • e.g. expect($('<div class="some-class"></div>')).toHaveClass("some-class")
  • toHaveData(key, value)

    • value is optional, if omitted it will check only if an entry for that key exists
  • toHaveHtml(string)

    • e.g. expect($('<div><span></span></div>')).toHaveHtml('<span></span>')
  • toContainHtml(string)

    • e.g. expect($('<div><ul></ul><h1>header</h1></div>')).toContainHtml('<ul></ul>')
  • toHaveId(id)

    • e.g. expect($('<div id="some-id"></div>')).toHaveId("some-id")
  • toHaveText(string)

    • accepts a String or regular expression
    • e.g. expect($('<div>some text</div>')).toHaveText('some text')
  • toHaveValue(value)

    • only for tags that have value attribute
    • e.g. expect($('<input type="text" value="some text"/>')).toHaveValue('some text')
  • toBeDisabled()

    • e.g. expect('<input type='submit' disabled='disabled'/>').toBeDisabled()
  • toBeFocused()

    • e.g. expect($('<input type='text' />').focus()).toBeFocused()
  • toHandle(eventName)

    • e.g. expect($form).toHandle("submit")
  • toHandleWith(eventName, eventHandler)

    • e.g. expect($form).toHandleWith("submit", yourSubmitCallback)

The same as with standard Jasmine matchers, all of above custom matchers may be inverted by using .not prefix, e.g.:


angular matchers was tested with Jasmine 1.2 and jQuery 1.8 on FF, Chrome, and Safari. There is a high chance it will work with older versions and other browsers as well, but I don't typically run test suite against them when adding new features.

Cross domain policy problems under Chrome

Newer versions of Chrome don't allow file:// URIs read other file:// URIs. In effect, jasmine-jquery cannot properly load fixtures under some versions of Chrome. An override for this is to run Chrome with a switch --allow-file-access-from-files.

Under Windows 7, you have to launch C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome[ SxS]\Application\chrome.exe --allow-file-access-from-files

Writing the Code

  • Get the code right.
  • Include tests that fail without your code, and pass with it.
  • Update the (surrounding) documentation, examples elsewhere, and the guides: whatever is affected by your contribution.
  • Follow the conventions in the source you see used already, basically npm coding style

If you can, have another developer sanity check your change

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