Setting Up Enzyme

Installing Enzyme

We'll be using Enzyme with the Mocha test runner. If you haven't already, install Mocha.

Now we'll add Enzyme and a few related packages to enable component testing:

$ yarn add --dev enzyme \
                 enzyme-adapter-react-16 \

Now that these packages are installed, we need to configure them to work together. In your test/setup.js file, add the following:

 import chai from 'chai';
 import sinon from 'sinon';
 import sinonChai from 'sinon-chai';
+import Enzyme from 'enzyme';
+import Adapter from 'enzyme-adapter-react-16';
+import '@jonny/react-native-mock/mock';

 global.sinon = sinon;
+Enzyme.configure({ adapter: new Adapter() });

This does the following:

  • Loads @jonny/react-native-mock so we can access React Native APIs in component tests
  • Configures Enzyme to work with React 16

Smoke Test

To confirm it's working, let's write a trivial component and test it.

At the root of your project, create a Hello.js file and enter the following contents:

import React, { Component } from 'react';
import { Text } from 'react-native';

const Hello = () => <Text>Hello, world!</Text>;

export default Hello;

Next, create a test/components folder, then add a Hello.spec.js file in it with the following contents:

import React from 'react';
import { shallow } from 'enzyme';
import Hello from '../../Hello';

describe('Hello', () => {
  it('renders the correct message', () => {
    const wrapper = shallow(<Hello />);
    expect(wrapper.contains('Hello, world!'));

Run your tests with yarn test. If you added the unit smoke test as well as the component smoke test, you should see the following output:

$ yarn test
yarn run v1.13.0
$ mocha "test/**/*.spec.js"


    ✓ renders the correct message

    ✓ is true

  2 passing (32ms)