Context

SYNOPSIS

Provides logical grouping of It blocks within a single Describe block.

SYNTAX

Context [-Name] <String> [-Tag <String[]>] [[-Fixture] <ScriptBlock>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

Provides logical grouping of It blocks within a single Describe block. Any Mocks defined inside a Context are removed at the end of the Context scope, as are any files or folders added to the TestDrive during the Context block's execution. Any BeforeEach or AfterEach blocks defined inside a Context also only apply to tests within that Context .

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1

function Add-Numbers($a, $b) {
return $a + $b
}
Describe "Add-Numbers" {
Context "when root does not exist" {
It "..." { ...
}
}
Context "when root does exist" {
It "..." { ...
}
It "..." { ...
}
It "..." { ...
}
}
}

PARAMETERS

-Name

The name of the Context. This is a phrase describing a set of tests within a describe.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:
Required: True
Position: 1
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Tag

Optional parameter containing an array of strings. When calling Invoke-Pester, it is possible to specify a -Tag parameter which will only execute Context blocks containing the same Tag.

Type: String[]
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: Tags
Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: @()
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Fixture

Script that is executed. This may include setup specific to the context and one or more It blocks that validate the expected outcomes.

Type: ScriptBlock
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:
Required: False
Position: 2
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

OUTPUTS

NOTES

RELATED LINKS

https://pester.dev/docs/commands/Describe

https://pester.dev/docs/commands/It

https://pester.dev/docs/commands/BeforeEach

https://pester.dev/docs/commands/AfterEach

https://pester.dev/docs/commands/Should

https://pester.dev/docs/usage/mocking

https://pester.dev/docs/usage/testdrive