java class<t> - Using Mockito's generic “any()” method

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You can use Mockito.isA() for that:

import static org.mockito.Matchers.isA;
import static org.mockito.Mockito.verify;


I have an interface with a method that expects an array of Foo:

public interface IBar {
  void doStuff(Foo[] arr);

I am mocking this interface using Mockito, and I'd like to assert that doStuff() is called, but I don't want to validate what argument are passed - "don't care".

How do I write the following code using any(), the generic method, instead of anyObject()?

IBar bar = mock(IBar.class);
verify(bar).doStuff((Foo[]) anyObject());

This should work

import static org.mockito.Matchers.any;
import static org.mockito.Mockito.verify;


As i needed to use this feature for my latest project (at one point we updated from 1.10.19), just to keep the users (that are already using the mockito-core version 2.1.0 or greater) up to date, the static methods from the above answers should be taken from ArgumentMatchers class:

import static org.mockito.ArgumentMatchers.isA;
import static org.mockito.ArgumentMatchers.any;

Please keep this in mind if you are planning to keep your mockito artifacts up to date as possibly starting from version 3, this class may no longer exist:

As per 2.1.0 and above, javadoc of org.mockito.Matchers states:

Use org.mockito.ArgumentMatchers. This class is now deprecated in order to avoid a name clash with Hamcrest * org.hamcrest.Matchers class. This class will likely be removed in version 3.0.

Since Java 8 you can use the argument-less any method and the type argument will get inferred by the compiler:



The new thing in Java 8 is that the target type of an expression will be used to infer type parameters of its sub-expressions. Before Java 8 only arguments to methods where used for type parameter inference (most of the time).

In this case the parameter type of doStuff will be the target type for any(), and the return value type of any() will get chosen to match that argument type.

Primitive types

This doesn't work with primitive types, unfortunately:

public interface IBar {
    void doPrimitiveStuff(int i);

verify(bar).doPrimitiveStuff(any()); // Compiles but throws NullPointerException
verify(bar).doPrimitiveStuff(anyInt()); // This is what you have to do instead

The problem is that the compiler will infer Integer as the return value of any(). Mockito will not be aware of this (due to type erasure) and return the default value for reference types, which is null. The runtime will try to unbox the return value by calling the intValue method on it before passing it to doStuff, and the exception gets thrown.

One more possibility, if you don't want to use ArgumentCaptor (for example, because you're also using stubbing), is to use Hamcrest Matchers in combination with Mockito.

import org.mockito.Mockito
import org.hamcrest.Matchers

    Matchers.<SomeObjectAsArgument>hasProperty("propertyName", desiredValue)));

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