How to make mock to void methods with mockito

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I implemented an Observer pattern but I can't mock it with Mockito because I don't know how.

And I tried to find an example on the Internet, but didn't succeed.

My class looks like

public class World {

    List<Listener> listeners;

    void addListener(Listener item) {

    void doAction(Action goal,Object obj) {
        setState("i received");
        setState("i finished");

    private string state;
    //setter getter state

public class WorldTest implements Listener {

    @Test public void word{
    World  w= mock(World.class);


interface Listener {
    void doAction();

The system are not triggered with mock. =( I want to show above mentioned system state. And make assertion according to them.

Jun 21, 2018 in Java by developer_1
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10 answers to this question.

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ake a look at the Mockito API docs. As the linked document mentions (Point # 12) you can use any of the doThrow(),doAnswer(),doNothing(),doReturn() family of methods from Mockito framework to mock void methods.

For example,

Mockito.doThrow(new Exception()).when(instance).methodName();

or if you want to combine it with follow-up behavior,

Mockito.doThrow(new Exception()).doNothing().when(instance).methodName();

Presuming that you are looking at mocking the setter setState(String s) in the class World below is the code uses doAnswer method to mock the setState.

World  mockWorld = mock(World.class); 
doAnswer(new Answer<Void>() {
    public Void answer(InvocationOnMock invocation) {
      Object[] args = invocation.getArguments();
      System.out.println("called with arguments: " + Arrays.toString(args));
      return null;
answered Jun 21, 2018 by Rishabh
• 3,620 points
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Try this:

answered Dec 7, 2018 by rajneesh
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<Object> <objectInstance> = mock(<Object>.class, Mockito.CALLS_REAL_METHODS);

This is the best way to use mock to your mockito. It worked fine for me. Hope this helps.

answered Dec 7, 2018 by Trisha
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Read this article for better understanding of mockito
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Aniket
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import static org.mockito.Mockito.*;

mockito offers "Spy" for using partial mock function.

You can use it as follows:

private World world = spy(World.class);

To eliminate a method from being executed you could use something like this:


to give some custom behaviour to a method use "when" with an "thenReturn":

answered Dec 7, 2018 by Vishal Kumar
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answered Dec 7, 2018 by Taki
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answered Dec 7, 2018 by reslovebug
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public class Test {
    private test1 t1;
    private Test service;
    public void setUp() throws Exception {
    public void trythis() {
         //assertion here

This way you can use mock using mockito

answered Dec 7, 2018 by Nabarupa
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This article can give the idea on what is mock and how to use it using mockito
answered Dec 7, 2018 by Abhinav
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You can use partial mocking to serve the purpose also

Mockito’s doCallRealMethod() can be used for void methods.

answered Dec 7, 2018 by nitesh

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