Mockery Exceptions

Mockery throws three types of exceptions when it cannot verify a mock object.

  1. \Mockery\Exception\InvalidCountException
  2. \Mockery\Exception\InvalidOrderException
  3. \Mockery\Exception\NoMatchingExpectationException

You can capture any of these exceptions in a try...catch block to query them for specific information which is also passed along in the exception message but is provided separately from getters should they be useful when logging or reformatting output.

MockeryExceptionInvalidCountException

The exception class is used when a method is called too many (or too few) times and offers the following methods:

  • getMock() - return actual mock object
  • getMockName() - return the name of the mock object
  • getMethodName() - return the name of the method the failing expectation is attached to
  • getExpectedCount() - return expected calls
  • getExpectedCountComparative() - returns a string, e.g. <= used to compare to actual count
  • getActualCount() - return actual calls made with given argument constraints

MockeryExceptionInvalidOrderException

The exception class is used when a method is called outside the expected order set using the ordered() and globally() expectation modifiers. It offers the following methods:

  • getMock() - return actual mock object
  • getMockName() - return the name of the mock object
  • getMethodName() - return the name of the method the failing expectation is attached to
  • getExpectedOrder() - returns an integer represented the expected index for which this call was expected
  • getActualOrder() - return the actual index at which this method call occurred.

MockeryExceptionNoMatchingExpectationException

The exception class is used when a method call does not match any known expectation. All expectations are uniquely identified in a mock object by the method name and the list of expected arguments. You can disable this exception and opt for returning NULL from all unexpected method calls by using the earlier mentioned shouldIgnoreMissing() behaviour modifier. This exception class offers the following methods:

  • getMock() - return actual mock object
  • getMockName() - return the name of the mock object
  • getMethodName() - return the name of the method the failing expectation is attached to
  • getActualArguments() - return actual arguments used to search for a matching expectation