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Controlling outputs

Tools supports for logging
Logging user defined types
Custom messages
Checkpoints for accurate failure location
Contexts
Logging floating point type numbers
Log formats
Test log output
HRF: Human readable log format
XML log format
JUNIT log format
Report formats
Human readable report format
XML based report output format
Logging API
Log output stream redirection
Log level configuration
Predefined log format selection
Custom log format support
Progress display
Summary of the API for controlling the output

The output produced by a test module is one of the major assets the Unit Test Framework brings to users. In comparison with any kind of manual/assert based solution the Unit Test Framework provide following services:

All test errors are reported uniformly

The test execution monitor along with standardized output from all included testing tools provides uniform reporting for all errors including fatal errors, like memory assess violation and uncaught exceptions.

Detailed information on the source of an error

The Unit Test Framework test tool's based assertion provides as much information as possible about cause of error, usually allowing you to deduce what is wrong without entering the debugger or core analysis.

Separation of the test errors description (test log) from the results report summary (test results report)

The information produced during test execution, including all error, warning and info messages from the test tools, executed test units notification constitute the test log.

Once testing is completed the Unit Test Framework may produce a summary test report with different levels of detail.

Flexibility in what is shown in the output

The Unit Test Framework provides the ability to configure what is shown in both the test log and the test report. The configuration is supported both at runtime (from the command line) and at compile time from within a test module.

Flexibility in how output is formatted

The Unit Test Framework provides the ability to configure the format of the test module output. At the moment only three formats are supported by the Unit Test Framework itself. However the well defined public interface allows you to customize an output for your purposes.


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