In my previous post that talks about SharePoint Framework Unit Tests - TypeScript, the Enzyme tests were not a part of it.

Jest allows you to perform the test against the TypeScript files only but not to cover the React part (.tsx files). To perform the React tests it is necessary to add another framework in addition to Jest - Enzyme.

How do these kinds of tests work? Thanks to Enzyme, you can isolate, manipulate and simulate output tests against your React Components'. In other words, Enzyme generates a "fake" DOM to inject your component and manipulate it.


This post is the continuity of SharePoint Framework Unit Tests - TypeScript


  • SharePoint Framework : 1.11.0
  • NodeJS: 10.x


The minimal setup to use Enzyme to perform the tests against your React files is:

  • Sample based on the existing Web Part created on the post SharePoint Framework Unit Tests - TypeScript
  • For this example, you can keep the default React file located into src/webparts/yourWebpart/component/
  • Rather than creating a folder named test, I suggest you create a test file in the same location as the React (.tsx) one; create a file **.test.tsx with this content:
/// <reference types="jest" />

import * as React from 'react';
import { configure, mount, ReactWrapper } from 'enzyme';
import Adapter from 'enzyme-adapter-react-16';

configure({ adapter: new Adapter() });

import { IHelloTestsProps } from './IHelloTestsProps';
import HelloTests from './HelloTests';

describe('Hello Tests', () => {
    let reactComponent: ReactWrapper<IHelloTestsProps, {}>;

    afterEach(() => {

    it('should root web part element exists', () => {
        reactComponent = mount(React.createElement(
                description: 'Description property value'
        let cssSelector: string = '.helloTests';

        const element = reactComponent.find(cssSelector);
Sample of Enzyme test file

NPM Packages

Before configuring and executing the unit tests, it is necessary to install the Enzyme Framework packages, that allow to run the React unit tests:

npm i [email protected] [email protected] @types/[email protected] @types/[email protected] --save-dev
Install npm Enzyme packages


The versions of the packages are very important with a SPFx solution (v1.11.0)

npm run test
npm command to run Jest/Enzyme tests
  • If you launch the tests, this error should occur:
Error Enzyme adaptor

Enzyme Configuration

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