Version: v4

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/v4/commands/Describe

https://pester.dev/docs/v4/commands/It

https://pester.dev/docs/v4/commands/BeforeEach

https://pester.dev/docs/v4/commands/AfterEach

https://pester.dev/docs/v4/commands/Should

https://pester.dev/docs/v4/usage/mocking

https://pester.dev/docs/v4/usage/testdrive

EDIT THIS PAGE#

This page was auto-generated using Pester's comment based help. To edit the content of this page, change the corresponding help in the pester/Pester repository. See our contribution guide for more information.