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ESLint plugin to follow best practices and anticipate common mistakes when writing tests with jest-dom.

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This module is distributed via npm which is bundled with node and should be installed as one of your project's devDependencies:

npm install --save-dev eslint-plugin-jest-dom

This library has a required peerDependencies listing for ESLint.



eslint.config.js is supported, though most of the plugin documentation still currently uses .eslintrc syntax; compatible versions of configs are available prefixed with flat/ and may be subject to small breaking changes while ESLint v9 is being finalized.

Refer to the ESLint documentation on the new configuration file format for more.

Add jest-dom to the plugins section of your .eslintrc.js configuration file. You can omit the eslint-plugin- prefix:

module.exports = {
  plugins: ["jest-dom"],
  rules: {
    // your configuration

Then configure the rules you want to use under the rules section.

module.exports = {
  rules: {
    "jest-dom/prefer-checked": "error",
    "jest-dom/prefer-enabled-disabled": "error",
    "jest-dom/prefer-required": "error",
    "jest-dom/prefer-to-have-attribute": "error",

Recommended Configuration

This plugin exports a recommended configuration that enforces good jest-dom practices (you can find more info about enabled rules in Supported Rules section).

To enable this configuration with .eslintrc, use the extends property:

module.exports = {
  extends: "plugin:jest-dom/recommended",
  rules: {
    // your configuration

To enable this configuration with eslint.config.js, use jestDom.configs['flat/recommended']:

module.exports = [
    files: [
      /* glob matching your test files */

Supported Rules

💼 Configurations enabled in.
✅ Set in the recommended configuration.
🔧 Automatically fixable by the --fix CLI option.
💡 Manually fixable by editor suggestions.

Name                        Description 💼 🔧 💡
prefer-checked prefer toBeChecked over checking attributes 🔧
prefer-empty Prefer toBeEmpty over checking innerHTML 🔧
prefer-enabled-disabled prefer toBeDisabled or toBeEnabled over checking attributes 🔧
prefer-focus prefer toHaveFocus over checking document.activeElement 🔧
prefer-in-document Prefer .toBeInTheDocument() for asserting the existence of a DOM node 🔧 💡
prefer-required prefer toBeRequired over checking properties 🔧
prefer-to-have-attribute prefer toHaveAttribute over checking getAttribute/hasAttribute 🔧
prefer-to-have-class prefer toHaveClass over checking element className 🔧
prefer-to-have-style prefer toHaveStyle over checking element style 🔧
prefer-to-have-text-content Prefer toHaveTextContent over checking element.textContent 🔧
prefer-to-have-value prefer toHaveValue over checking element.value 🔧


Looking to contribute? Look for the Good First Issue label.

🐛 Bugs

Please file an issue for bugs, missing documentation, or unexpected behavior.

See Bugs

💡 Feature Requests

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See Feature Requests

Contributors ✨

Thanks goes to these people (emoji key):

Ben Monro

📖 💻 💡 ⚠️

Nick McCurdy

💻 📖 ⚠️

Ernesto García


Chris Colborne

💻 ⚠️

Michaël De Boey


Gerrit Alex

💻 ⚠️ 📖 🐛

Andrey Los


Spencer Miskoviak

💻 ⚠️

Aleksei Tsikov


Mario Beltrán Alarcón


Ari Perkkiö

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Anton Niklasson

💻 ⚠️ 📖

Juzer Zarif

💻 ⚠️ 🐛

Julien Wajsberg

💻 ⚠️

Gareth Jones

⚠️ 💻 🐛

Huyen Nguyen



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This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!



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