This package provides a FakeAsync class, which makes it easy to deterministically test code that uses asynchronous features like Futures, Streams, Timers, and microtasks. It creates an environment in which the user can explicitly control Dart's notion of the "current time". When the time is advanced, FakeAsync fires all asynchronous events that are scheduled for that time period without actually needing the test to wait for real time to elapse.

For example:

import 'dart:async';

import 'package:fake_async/fake_async.dart';
import 'package:test/test.dart';

void main() {
  test("Future.timeout() throws an error once the timeout is up", () {
    // Any code run within [fakeAsync] is run within the context of the
    // [FakeAsync] object passed to the callback.
    fakeAsync((async) {
      // All asynchronous features that rely on timing are automatically
      // controlled by [fakeAsync].
      expect(new Completer().future.timeout(new Duration(seconds: 5)),
          throwsA(new isInstanceOf<TimeoutException>()));

      // This will cause the timeout above to fire immediately, without waiting
      // 5 seconds of real time.
      async.elapse(new Duration(seconds: 5));
    });
  });
}

Integration With clock

FakeAsync can't control the time reported by new DateTime.now() or by the Stopwatch class, since they're not part of dart:async. However, if you create them using the clock package's clock.now() or clock.getStopwatch() functions, FakeAsync will automatically override them to use the same notion of time as dart:async classes.

Libraries

fake_async