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    A Jest preset configuration for SharePoint Framework (SPFx) projects that leverage React v15. React v15 is used by SPFx projects created with the SPFx Yeoman generator v1.6.0 or earlier. It includes the popular Enzyme React rendering library from Airbnb

    See the related packages jest-preset-spfx for SPFx projects without React & jest-preset-spfx-react16 if you are leveraging React v16.


    Install Jest & this preset using your package manager of choice:

    npm install jest@23.6.0 @voitanos/jest-preset-spfx-react15 --save-dev --save-exact

    This will install @types/enzyme-adapter-react-15, @types/enzyme-to-json, @types/jest, @types/react-test-renderer, enzyme, enzyme-adapter-react-15, enzyme-to-json, identity-obj-proxy, raf, react-test-renderer & ts-jest as dependencies in your project. The specific versions needed for React v15 are used

    The postinstall script will verify you have a ./config/jest.config.json file and update your package.json scripts with two scripts for running Jest tests with this configuration: test & test:watch.

    If the configuration file is not present, it will create it. If it is present, it will verify the minimal properties.

    NOTE: A specific version of ts-jest is used to support the SPFx supported version of TypeScript as more current versions of ts-jest require newer versions of TypeScript that is not yet supported by SPFx.

    Validating Installation

    To validate a successful install, do one of the following two things:

    Option 1: Add example tests

    1. Copy the folder examples from the installed package (also found here in the source repo) into the project's src folder.

    2. Execute Jest to run the tests:

      npm test
    3. Observe five (5) passing tests: one for React rendering, four for non-React Typescript).

    Option 2: Create your own test

    1. Add a new file SampleTests.spec.ts to the ./src/webparts folder with the following code:

      import 'jest';
      test('1+1 should equal 2', () => {
        const result: number = 1 + 1;
    2. Execute Jest to run the tests:

      npm test
    3. Observe a single (1) passing test.

    How it works

    This package contains a base Jest configuration that your project will inherit. It does this by using the preset property in the jest.config.json file.


    Package.json NPM scripts

    Two scripts are added to the package.json scripts section:

    • test: Run Jest and specify the configuration file to use: npm test.
    • test:watch: Run Jest and specify the configuration file to use, but run in watch mode so when files change, it will automatically re-run the tests: npm run test:watch.

    Jest preset configuration for SPFx

    The following preset is used for SPFx projects:

      "collectCoverage": true,
      "coverageDirectory": "<rootDir>/../temp/test",
      "coverageReporters": [
      "moduleFileExtensions": [
      "moduleNameMapper": {
        "\\.(css|scss)$": "identity-obj-proxy",
        "^resx-strings/en-us.json": "<rootDir>/node_modules/@microsoft/sp-core-library/lib/resx-strings/en-us.json"
      "setupFiles": [
      "snapshotSerializers": [
      "testMatch": [
      "transform": {
        "^.+\\.(ts|tsx)$": "ts-jest"

    Explanation of select configuration properties above:

    • collectCoverage: collects code coverage statistics and generates associated reports in the ./temp/test folder
    • moduleNameMapper:
      • when Jest sees a request for a CSS/SCSS file in the source files, it effectively ignores it using the identity-obj-proxy package
      • when jest sees a request for en-us.json, it is provided a helper path to find the file
    • setupFules:
      • installs the requestAnimationFrames polyfill needed for headless browser testing
      • configures Enzyme to use the React v15 adapter
    • testMatch: all tests found either in a special __tests__ folder or within the src folder with the following names will be found:
      • *.spec.ts
      • *.spec.tsx
      • *.spec.js
      • *.spec.jsx
      • *.test.ts
      • *.test.tsx
      • *.test.js
      • *.test.jsx
    • transform: the Jest preprocessor will transpile all TypeScript files to JavaScript before running the tests


    npm i @voitanos/jest-preset-spfx-react15

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