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How to test a pipe in Angular application

An approach with testing pipes is similar to directives. We pass the pipe as the first parameter of MockBuilder, and its module with dependencies as the second one if they exist:

beforeEach(() => MockBuilder(TargetPipe));

To verify how the pipe behaves we need to render a custom template:

const fixture = MockRender(`{{ values | target}}`, {  values: ['1', '3', '2'],});

Now we can assert what has been rendered:

expect(fixture.nativeElement.innerHTML).toEqual('1, 2, 3');

Live example#

https://github.com/ike18t/ng-mocks/blob/master/examples/TestPipe/test.spec.ts
import { Pipe, PipeTransform } from '@angular/core';import { MockBuilder, MockRender, ngMocks } from 'ng-mocks';
// A simple pipe that accepts an array of strings, sorts them,// and returns a joined string of the values.@Pipe({  name: 'target',})class TargetPipe implements PipeTransform {  public transform(value: string[], asc = true): string {    let result = [...(value || [])].sort();    if (!asc) {      result = result.reverse();    }
    return result.join(', ');  }}
describe('TestPipe', () => {  ngMocks.faster(); // the same TestBed for several its.
  // Because we want to test the pipe, we pass it as the first  // parameter of MockBuilder. We can omit the second parameter,  // because there are no dependencies.  // Do not forget to return the promise of MockBuilder.  beforeEach(() => MockBuilder(TargetPipe));
  it('sorts strings', () => {    const fixture = MockRender(`{{ values | target}}`, {      values: ['1', '3', '2'],    });
    expect(fixture.nativeElement.innerHTML).toEqual('1, 2, 3');  });
  it('reverses strings on param', () => {    const fixture = MockRender(`{{ values | target:flag}}`, {      flag: false,      values: ['1', '3', '2'],    });
    expect(fixture.nativeElement.innerHTML).toEqual('3, 2, 1');  });});