phpUnit and getMock

I placed this post in another part of the forum and realized it might be the wrong place, so forgive me if you are seeing this for the second time.

I am using phpunit. I’m a little new and have run into a tough problem.

I am testing a function in a class whose constructor I absolutely have to disable because it news up an object that I can’t access from the test. So, I use the code:

public function testConnect(){
	$mock = $this->getMockBuilder('FSCall')
	$call = new FSCall;

…where ‘setOpened’ is a local function that function connect calls, but I don’t need it to actually call the function for the unit test.

The problem is that phpUnit returns the error “Call to undefined method FSCall::connect()”. The function is in the FSCall class. Now I can “fix” the error by doing a…


…but then the connects function doesn’t actually get called.

What am I misunderstanding here?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Instead of trying to fix the test case, fix the class in question to be more flexible. Plus Mock is not for use on the object that is to be tested but to feed to the object that is being tested. Meaning, you do not mock the object you are going to test.

Thanks logic. That clears things up a little… and complicates matters too. I’ll see what I can do about making the thing more testable. I appreciate your help.