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Mocha Side Bar

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Sidebar (new running in the new test view by default)

Demo showing mocha menu operation

Expect error messages (similar to wallaby implementation)

Demo that showing expect messages

coverage (via istanbul) soon as independent extension also

Demo that showing code coverage

NEW run test in parallel

Demo that showing parallel

* Important Note for coverage feature - there is an open issue in vscode that its not able to select via mouse / render two different decorations at the same line. as a workaround try F9/ or hide show decoration by clicking on the status bar

Mocha side bar is the most complete extension for mocha testing based on not maintained mocha extension and supports all of its features and much more

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Mocha Side Bar already supports these features (feel free to propose new features)

  • New code coverage support
  • see all tests in vscode side bar menu
  • git lens for running/debugging directly form the code
  • decorations which shows test status(pass/fail/not run) from code
  • run tests for each level hierarchy from all tests to a single test(and each describer of course)
  • debug tests for each level hierarchy from all tests to a single test(and each describer of course)
  • auto run tests on file save
  • see tests results directly on the code
  • run/debug results directly from the code
  • see test errors as decoration
  • add context menu on folders in explorer to set subdirectory (#2).
  • NEW run test in parallel (#162)

Not supported yet

  • tree view files separation hierarchy for the top level hierarchy

Known issues

  • Coverage- there is an open issue in vscode that its not able to select via mouse / render two different decorations at the same line. as a workaround try F9/ or hide show decoration by clicking on the status bar
  • Workspace - Currently not supported there is a workaround for solving it for more details #107

Collaborators:

  • Maty Zisserman
  • Yehiyam Livneh

Contributors

  • townbully

Contributions

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Hate how it is working? File an issue and let us know.

FAQ

Q: Mocha Side Bar won't run?

A: Try the following:

  1. Verify that there is no other mocha runner extension on your machine.
  2. In case you're using test view option verify that the test view is already selected
  3. Make sure that mocha.logVerbose is set to true and Check logs in the output menu.
  4. Verify that the glob pattern is OK. The default is test/**/*.js
  5. Verify that you're not running with an old node version. 6.* should work.
  6. Try reinstall your VC Code instance
  7. Ask for our support on gitter Gitter chat

Q: I can't run TypeScript (ts-node compiler)

A: Try the following

  1. Try installing typescript and ts-node package locally (not with -g option)
  2. Verify that you're using ts-node that support import. Version 7.0.0 should work.
  3. Verify that your configuration is correct
"mocha.requires": [
    "ts-node/register"
],
  1. If you're still having problems you can try running TypeScript test typeScript-test on your machine.

Q: I can't run babel-register compiler

A: Verify that your configuration is correct

"mocha.requires": [
    "babel-register"
]

Q: I can't check breakpoints when coverage is running.

A: Try the following:

  1. Try F9 - That is an vscode issue that its not able to select/render two different decoration in the same place.
  2. You can enable disable coverage decoration by clicking on the status bar so you can open it only if its matter.

Q: Run all tests not working.

A: Verify that there is no describe or test with the name "test" (should be fix soon)


Q: Mocha Sidebar is not working on Windows with WSL (Error: Cannot find Node.js installation from environment variable)

A: Update your PATH in ~/.profile to PATH="$HOME/bin:$HOME/.local/bin:/usr/bin:$PATH" + restart VS Code (read more about this here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/44450219/1782659)


Q: im getting permision denied for coverage feature

A: try the follows

 cd ~/.vscode/extensions/maty.vscode-mocha-sidebar-0.20.22/
 chmod +x node_modules/nyc/bin/nyc.js node_modules/nyc/bin/wrap.js node_modules/mocha/bin/mocha

If for some reason something is not working for you can file an issue.

Fit yourself

No one shoe could fit everyone. You may need to turn some switches on to fit your project. Please file us an issue if you think there is a better way to fit you and the others.

Mocha options

Config description default
mocha.showInExplorer mocha view is now shown in the new test view as default it possible to switch it back to the explorer view with this setting "mocha.showInExplorer":false
mocha.options Options to run Mocha {}
mocha.files.glob Globs to use when searching for test files test/**/*.js
mocha.files.ignore Globs to ignore when searching for test files "mocha.files.ignore": [ "**/.git/**/*", "**/node_modules/**/*" ],
mocha.env Environment variables to run your tests "false"
mocha.path set other mocha path then the built-in one only path to mocha package ../node_modules/mocha "../node_modules/mocha"
mocha.logVerbose set mocha side bar log verbose for seeing in the output there are to different output sidebar-mocha for seeing mocha output and sidebar-coverage for seeing coverage output true
mocha.parallelTests run mocha tests in parallel 1

SideBar options

template

"mocha.sideBarOptions": {
            "lens": true, 
            "decoration": true,
            "autoUpdateTime": 2000,
            "showDebugTestStatus": true 
        }
Config description default
lens enable/disable lens - (the option to run/debug tests inside the code) by selecting true ro false true
decoration enable/disable decoration(the option to see test result status inside the code ) by selecting true ro false true
autoUpdateTime set timeout (in milliseconds) between each decorations and lens updates during test writing by selecting true ro false 2000
showDebugTestStatus an option to disable running mocha twice in order to see status on the sidebar true

Coverage options (soon will be independent package for this)

template

  "mocha.coverage": {
        
            "enable": true,
            "decoration": true,
            "runWithInterval": false,
            "autoUpdateInterval": 20000,
            "activeOnStart": true,
            "runAfterTest": false,
            "reporters": []
          },
     
Config description default
enable enable/disable coverage feature by selecting true ro false true
decoration enable/disable decoration(the option to see coverage result status inside the code ) true
runWithInterval auto coverage running false
autoUpdateInterval incase runWithInterval is enable that option allows you to decide on each interval coverage will run 20000
runAfterTest allows you to update coverage status after test running false
runCoverageAfterFileSave allows you to update coverage status after file save false
reporters allows you to add more reporters other than the default html text lcov []

Configuring Mocha options

Under File > Preferences > Workspace Settings, you can configure Mocha options, e.g. run in "tdd" mode, detect/ignore leaks, etc.

Usage via command Palette

To run Mocha tests:

  • Bring up Command Palette (F1, or Ctrl+Shift+P on Windows and Linux, or Shift+CMD+P on OSX)
  • Type or select "Mocha: Run all tests" You can run tests by:
  • All tests in the workspace
  • All or failed tests in last run
  • Tests that match a Regular Expression
  • Tests that the current cursor position (or the current file)
  • One test that you pick from a list

Demo showing Mocha test result

Setting a keyboard shortcut

To quickly run tests, you can create a keyboard shortcut under File > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts. For example, the following JSON will run all tests with CTRL+K followed by R key.

{
  "key": "ctrl+k r",
  "command": "mocha.runAllTests"
}

Following commands are also supported:

Command Title
mocha.runAllTests Mocha: Run all tests
mocha.runFailedTests Mocha: Run failed tests
mocha.runLastSetAgain Mocha: Run last set again
mocha.runTestAtCursor Mocha: Run tests matching the current cursor position or the current active file
mocha.runTestsByPattern Mocha: Run tests matching a pattern
mocha.selectAndRunTest Mocha: Select and run a test

How it works

By default, this extensions will discover tests by searching for test/**/*.js under your workspace.

Because your tests may requires a newer version of Node.js than the one powering Visual Studio Code, thus, this extension will attempt to find your installed Node.js and use it for your tests. It will search for the installed Node.js as indicated by environmental variable PATH. You can find the logic here.

When the test is being run, we will add NODE_PATH to point to your workspace node_modules folder to help resolving external modules.

When you ask to run the test under cursor position, the extension will parse the current file and look for matching tests or suites. If the file contains tests or suites defined using template strings or via dynamic generation, the regular expression (.+) will be used as a placeholder in order to have a better matching without having to evaluate the file twice. This implies that more tests than expected might be run.

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