Last Updated: July 28, 2015

Android InstrumentationTestCase for Network call Demo.

Description: In this post I'm gonna show you how we can create a testcase for our network calls using android InstrumentationTestCase I'm gonna use CoutDownLatch simply becausein most of our app we make network call on background thread. CountDownLatch gives as option to run call single threaded.

So lets get started. :-)

Step 1: Create a class NetworkCallTest extends InstrumentationTestCase within your 'app/src/androidTest/java/<package_name>

Step2: Create any method within the class prefixed as test e.g: testNetworkCall. For serial exceution you can have name as test1,test2,test3 and so on.

Note: test case are event driven if methods are not prefixed with test its not gonna execute.
public void testNetworkCall(){}

Step3: Lets create  a dummy network call for demo using aquery and countdown latch.
public class NetworkCallTest extends InstrumentationTestCase {

    public void setUp() throws Exception {

    public void testNetworkCall(){
        CountDownLatch countDownLatch = new CountDownLatch(1);
        new Thread(new NetworkRunnable(countDownLatch)).start();

    private class NetworkRunnable implements Runnable {

        private CountDownLatch countDownLatch;

        public NetworkRunnable(CountDownLatch countDownLatch) {
            this.countDownLatch = countDownLatch;

        public void run() {

            AQuery aQuery = new AQuery(getInstrumentation().getContext());
            aQuery.ajax( "" , JSONArray.class , new AjaxCallback<JSONArray>(){
                public void callback(String url, JSONArray jsonArray, AjaxStatus status) {

                    assertNotNull("response array  is null", jsonArray);

                    for (int i = 0; i < jsonArray.length(); i++) {

                        JSONObject object = jsonArray.optJSONObject(i);

                        assertNotNull("jsonObject is null", object);

                        String userId = object.optString("userId");
                        assertTrue("User Id is empty" , !TextUtils.isEmpty(userId));

                        String id = object.optString("id");
                        assertTrue("Id is empty" , !TextUtils.isEmpty(id));

                        String title = object.optString("title");
                        assertTrue("title is empty" , !TextUtils.isEmpty(title));

                        String body = object.optString("body");
                        assertTrue("body is empty" , !TextUtils.isEmpty(body));



Step4:Run the test case . Click to know HOW TO RUN TESTCASES ?.

Android How to run Instrumentation testCases ?

Description: In this post I'm gonna show you how we can run the test case in android.I have posted snapshot of each step and how we can filter the testcase based on class -methods respectively.

So lets get started.

Step 1: Open Edit Configuration from Run menu of android studio.

Step 2: Create new Configuration by clicking icon + and select new Android Tests.

Step 3: Select module.You can also select different testType like class,package,method or module.

Step 4: Apply n save.Now you have saved the configuration.You testcase configuration is ready!!!

Note: You can now also right the particular testcase and run it direclty after configuration.