Declaration [src]

g_test_expect_message (
  const gchar* log_domain,
  GLogLevelFlags log_level,
  const gchar* pattern

Description [src]

Indicates that a message with the given log_domain and log_level, with text matching pattern, is expected to be logged. When this message is logged, it will not be printed, and the test case will not abort.

This API may only be used with the old logging API (g_log() without G_LOG_USE_STRUCTURED defined). It will not work with the structured logging API. See [Testing for Messages][testing-for-messages].

Use g_test_assert_expected_messages() to assert that all previously-expected messages have been seen and suppressed.

You can call this multiple times in a row, if multiple messages are expected as a result of a single call. (The messages must appear in the same order as the calls to g_test_expect_message().)

For example:

  // `g_main_context_push_thread_default()` should fail if the
  // context is already owned by another thread.
  g_test_expect_message (G_LOG_DOMAIN,
  g_main_context_push_thread_default (bad_context);
  g_test_assert_expected_messages ();

Note that you cannot use this to test g_error() messages, since g_error() intentionally never returns even if the program doesn’t abort; use g_test_trap_subprocess() in this case.

If messages at G_LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG are emitted, but not explicitly expected via g_test_expect_message() then they will be ignored.

Available since:2.34


log_domain const gchar*

The log domain of the message.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The string is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
log_level GLogLevelFlags

The log level of the message.

pattern const gchar*

A glob-style [pattern][glib-Glob-style-pattern-matching]

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The string is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.