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Jest mocking utilities for working with the DOM.


yarn add @shopify/jest-dom-mocks


This package provides two methods that should be included in the jest setup files:

  • ensureMocksReset
  • installMockStorage


Should be called in the afterEach method of the jest each-test setup file. For example:

import {ensureMocksReset} from '@shopify/jest-dom-mocks';

afterEach(() => {

this will ensure that appropriate error messages are shown if a DOM object is mocked without being restored for the next test.


Should be called in the jest setup file. For example:

import {installMockStorage} from '@shopify/jest-dom-mocks';


this will install the localStorage and sessionStorage mocks onto the global window object.

Example Usage

In this example, we are testing a NumberTransitioner component using Jest and Enzyme. Note that parts of this file have been omitted in order to focus in on the relevant parts of the example.

import {clock, animationFrame} from '@shopify/jest-dom-mocks';

it('transitions to the next number after being updated', () => {

  const duration = 1000;
  const rendered = mount(
    <NumberTransitioner duration={duration}>{100}</NumberTransitioner>,
  rendered.setProps({children: 200});

  clock.tick(duration / 4);

  clock.tick(duration / 2);


API Reference

The mocks provided can be divided into 3 primary categories:

  • standard mocks
  • fetch mock
  • storage mocks

Standard Mocks

The following standard mocks are available:

  • animationFrame
  • requestIdleCallback
  • clock (Deprecated, use jest.useFakeTimers() instead)
  • location
  • matchMedia
  • timer (Deprecated, use jest.useFakeTimers() instead)
  • promise
  • intersectionObserver
  • dimension
  • connection

Each of the standard mocks can be installed, for a given test, using standardMock.mock(), and must be restored before the end of the test using standardMock.restore().

For example:

import {location} from '@shopify/jest-dom-mocks';

beforeEach(() => {

afterEach(() => {

it('does a thing', () => {
  // run test code here

Or, if you just need to mock something for a single test:

import {location} from '@shopify/jest-dom-mocks';

it('does a thing', () => {

  // run test code here


Some of the standard mocks include additional features:

AnimationFrame.runFrame(): void

Executes all queued animation callbacks.

RequestIdleCallback.mockAsUnsupported(): void

Removes window.requestIdleCallback and window.cancelIdleCallback, which can be useful for testing features that should work with and without idle callbacks available.

RequestIdleCallback.runIdleCallbacks(timeRemaining?: number, didTimeout?: boolean): void

Runs all currently-scheduled idle callbacks. If provided, timeRemaining/ didTimeout will be used to construct the argument for these callbacks. Once called, all callbacks are removed from the queue.

RequestIdleCallback.cancelIdleCallbacks(): void

Cancels all currently-scheduled idle callbacks.

RequestIdleCallback.cancelIdleCallback(callback: any): void

Cancels the idle callback specified by the passed argument. This value should be the one returned from a call to window.requestIdleCallback.

Clock.mock(now: number | Date): void

In addition to the usual .mock() functionality (with no arguments), the Clock object can be mocked by passing in a number or Date object to use as the current system time. Deprecated - use jest.useFakeTimers({now}) instead.

Clock.tick(time: number): void

Ticks the mocked Clock ahead by time milliseconds. Deprecated - use jest.advanceTimersByTime() instead.

Clock.setTime(time: number): void

Sets the system time to the given time. Deprecated - use jest.setSystemTime() instead.

MatchMedia.mock(media?: MediaMatching): void

In addition to the usual .mock() functionality (with no arguments), the MatchMedia object can be mocked by passing in a MediaMatching function to use as the implementation.

The MediaMatching function has the following interface:

interface MediaMatching {
  (mediaQuery: string): Partial<MediaQueryList>;

it takes a mediaQuery string as input and returns a partial MediaQueryList to use as the result of window.matchMedia(mediaQuery). The partial result will be merged with the default values:

  media: '',
  addListener: noop,
  removeListener: noop,
  matches: false

MatchMedia.setMedia(media?: MediaMatching): void

Sets the implementation function for the mocked MatchMedia object. see above (MatchMedia.mock(media?: MediaMatching): void) for details on how MediaMatching works.

You can also call setMedia with no arguments to restore the default implementation.

Timer.runAllTimers(): void

Runs all system timers to completion. Deprecated - use jest.runAllTimers() instead.

Timer.runTimersToTime(time: number): void

Runs all system timers to the given time. Deprecated - use jest.advanceTimersByTime() instead.

Promise.runPending(): void

Runs all promise resolvers that have been queued.


Returns an array of records representing elements currently being observed with an IntersectionObserver. Each record contains a target (the element being observed), callback (the function used when constructing the observer), options (optional object used when constructing the observer), and a source (the fake IntersectionObserver instance that was used to observe).

IntersectionObserver.simulate(entry: Partial<IntersectionObserverEntry> | Partial<IntersectionObserverEntry>[]): void

Simulates a call on all matching observers. If you pass a target on the passed entry/ entries, only observers with a matching target element will be triggered. Otherwise, all observers will be triggered. If you do not provide a full IntersectionObserverEntry in any case, the missing fields will be filled out with sensible defaults.

Fetch Mock

We use a version of fetch-mock that is augmented to ensure that it is properly unmocked after each test run. See the API of fetch-mock for more details.

Storage mock

The storage mocks are a bit different than the other mocks, because they serve primarily as a polyfill for the localStorage and sessionStorage APIs. The following standard API methods are implemented:

  • getItem
  • setItem
  • removeItem
  • clear
  • length
  • key

Each of these are wrapped in a jest spy, which is automatically restored at the end of the test run.

Dimension mocks

The dimension mocks allow mocking the following DOM properties:

  • scrollWidth
  • scrollHeight
  • offsetWidth
  • offsetHeight
  • innerWidth

Pass the dimension you want to mock and the value you want returned for all calls when calling mock:

import {dimension} from '@shopify/jest-dom-mocks';

beforeEach(() => {
    scrollWidth: 100,
    offsetHeight: 200,

afterEach(() => dimension.restore());

You can also pass in a function as a mock that returns a number. The element is passed as the only argument to the function:

beforeEach(() => {
    scrollWidth(element: HTMLElement) {
      return element.id === 'test-id' ? 200 : 0;

afterEach(() => dimension.restore());

describe('DOM tests', () => {
  it('returns the element width', () => {
    function Component() {
      return <div id="some-id" />;
    const element = mount(<Component />);
    const elementWidth =
      element.domNode == null ? undefined : element.domNode.scrollWidth;





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