How to test React components (unit testing)?

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by jasen , in category: Javascript , 7 months ago

How to test React components (unit testing)?

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by shyann , 7 months ago

@jasen 

There are several ways to test React components using unit testing frameworks like Jest or Enzyme. Here are the steps to perform unit testing on React components:

  1. Install the required dependencies: Install Jest and Enzyme using the following commands: npm install --save-dev jest enzyme enzyme-adapter-react-
  2. Create a test file: Create a new file with a .test.js extension for your component, e.g., MyComponent.test.js.
  3. Import dependencies: Import React, the component to be tested, and the necessary Enzyme functions. An example would be: import React from 'react'; import { shallow } from 'enzyme'; import MyComponent from './MyComponent';
  4. Write test cases: Write test cases using Jest's describe and it functions. Inside the test cases, render the component using Enzyme's shallow function and make assertions on the rendered output. For example: describe('MyComponent', () => { it('should render correctly', () => { const wrapper = shallow(
  5. Run the tests: Run the tests using your preferred test runner or by executing the test script specified in your package.json file. For example, you might run the tests with: npm test
  6. Analyze the results: After running the tests, Jest will display the test results including passing and failing test cases, and any error messages that occurred during the tests.


By following these steps, you can test your React components by checking their rendered output, handling user interactions, and verifying component behavior.