From Documentation

Since 1.2.1

ZATS Mimic introduces the PollingAgent to simulate client polling operation to support testing applications that uses Server Push mechanism.

The following are the usage steps:

  1. Obtain a PollingAgent object from desktop.
    Note that you should use the same PollingAgent object on calling all methods.
  2. Start a polling by invoking start(int timeout) method.
    The timeout indicates for how many milliseconds we should timeout the polling; a 0(zero) timeout means never timeout.
  3. Invoke polling(int delay) method which will send a dummy client polling request to server and wait the specified delay time(in milliseconds) before returning. The polling method returns a boolean to indicate if the polling is stopped(false) or not(true) so you can control when to leave a polling loop.
    A polling is stopped if the stop() method is called explicitly or if the polling has timed out since start the polling.
  4. You can invoke stop() method to stop a polling explicitly.

Send dummy client polling request to server and wait

Assume that we have a ZK application that use Server Push mechanism to update the component attributes after an user triggering a long server operation. We will need PollingAgent to simulate sending the dummy client polling request and wait server to complete its long operation.

public void test() throws Exception {
        DesktopAgent desktop = Zats.newClient().connect("/long.zul");
        ComponentAgent button = desktop.query("button");
        button.click(); //trigger long operation (will cost 3000 milliseconds)
        boolean timeout = true;
        PollingAgent agent = desktop.as(PollingAgent.class); 
        agent.start(5000); // start the client polling and timeout in 5000 milliseconds(5 seconds) 
        while (agent.polling(500)) { //check every 500 milliseconds before polling is stopped
        	ComponentAgent label =  desktop.query("label");
        	//assert expected status then break
        	if ( label != null){
        		Assert.assertEquals("success", label.as(Label.class).getValue());
        		agent.stop(); // stop the polling as we have done the test
        		timeout = false;
        Assert.assertFalse("Timeout!", timeout); // client polling timeout
  • Line 31: Cast desktop to PollingAgent and keep its reference.
  • Line 32: Invoke start(5000) method to start a polling which will timeout in 5 seconds(5000 milliseconds).
  • Line 33: Invoke polling(500) method to send the dummy client polling request to server and wait 500 milliseconds before returning; check the return value to decide if stop the polling loop.
  • Line 38: Invoke stop() method to stop the polling since we have get the value pushed from server.
  • Line 42: Use a timeout boolean variable to distinguish whether the polling loop is timeout or explicitly stopped.

Supported Components

DesktopAgent 5, 6

Last Update : 2022/01/18

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