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ngMocks.formatText is intended to normalize textContent in order to provide simpler text expectations in tests.

ngMocks.formatText removes:

  • all html comments
  • all html tags
  • sequences of spaces, new lines, tabs will be replaced by a single space symbol

ngMocks.formatText accepts:

  • a string
  • HTMLElement, Text, Comment
  • DebugElement, DebugNode, ComponentFixture
  • an array of them

dirty html#

a html like

<div>  <!-- binding1 -->  <strong>header</strong>  <!-- binding2 -->  <ul>    <li>1</li>    <li>2</li>  </ul>  <!-- binding3 --></div>


header 12


A cool thing is that ngMocks.formatText uses ngMocks.crawl under the hood and respects ng-container.

so if we have a pointer to ng-container, we can assert its content.

<div>  &lt;  <ng-container block1>1</ng-container>  &amp;  <ng-container block2>2</ng-container>  &gt;</div>
const div = ngMocks.find('div');const block1 = ngMocks.reveal(div, ['block1']);const block2 = ngMocks.reveal(div, ['block2']);
ngMocks.format(div);// returns// < 1 & 2 >
ngMocks.formatHtml(block1);// returns// 1ngMocks.formatHtml(block2);// returns// 2