Warning

This is the dev documentation for an unreleased version of MPF!

This is the documentation for MPF 0.56+, which is the “dev” (next) release of MPF that is a work-in-progress. Unless you’re specifically looking for this version, you probably want to use the version of documentation called “latest” which is for the latest released version of MPF. That documentation is at docs.missionpinball.org/en/latest.

Run Single File Tests

The command line mpf test can run single file tests or doc pages.

You can create a text file which contains the main config, shows and modes of your test machine. Then at the bottom you can create some test assertions.

The structure look like this:

# your machine-wide config here. That is what is normally in config/config.yaml.

# you can have a few modes
##! mode: some_mode
# mode config here

# you can have a few modes
##! mode: another_mode
# mode config here

# additionally you can have separate shows
##! show: some_show
# show here

# now you can add a test
##! test
#! start_game
# run the machine for 1 virtual second
#! advance_time_and_run 1
# post an event
#! post some_event

All test assertions are defined in MpfDocTestCase. Just remove the command_ prefix and you are good to go.