Android & Robotium – Test activity that expects an extra?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

It seems to me that robotium was designed in a way to test 1 Activity at a time instead of the whole application.

So my question is how do I test an activity that expects an extra to be passed to it?
by extra I mean intent.putExtra("Something", object);

How to solve:

The method setActivityIntent(Intent) should be what you are looking for. I used this method to provide a custom Intent to my Activity’s TestCase. Just use it after you call super in your constructor.

Intent i = new Intent();
i.putExtra("myExtra", "anyValue");
setActivityIntent(i);

You don’t have to do it in the constructor i think, but you need to make sure that you call it before you call getActivity() for the first time. getActivity will use your Intent to create the Activity.

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You could override getActivity() instead.

@Override
public NewActivity getActivity() {
    Intent intent = new Intent();
    intent.putExtra("exampleExtra", "some data");
    setActivityIntent(intent);
    return super.getActivity();
}

See Testing for Android with Robotium for more details.

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