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Test helper for using dependency injected components. Read the blog post for more detail on using dependency injection (DI) to reduce coupling of your components.

Compatible with Ember LTS (2.4.x) and up only.

ember install ember-test-component

Dependency injection for the UI layer

Let's say you have a parent component with a number of child components in its template. Using dependency injection (DI) means that we pass in the child components to the parent component as opposed to using them directly in the parent's template. For example, here is how you would pass components into your parent component:

<!-- application.hbs -->

      location-map=(component "google-map")
      location-form=(component "edit-location-form")
      location-activity=(component "location-activity"))

Then, in your parent component's template:

<!-- components/edit-location.hbs -->

{{ui.location-map foo="foo"}}
{{ui.location-form bar="bar"}}
{{ui.location-activity baz="baz"}}


Now in your parent component's integration test, we can register a test component (called test-component) which will be used in place of our child components.

First, we'll need to add a small bit of setup by importing the test helpers and setting up beforeEach hooks:

import { registerTestComponent, unregisterTestComponent } from 'my-app/tests/ember-test-component';

moduleForComponent('...', {
  integration: true,
  beforeEach() {

This will ensure the test-component will not leak to other tests. Then, we can use registerTestComponent to make our test-component.

test('it does something', function(assert) {
    {{edit-location ui=(hash
        location-map=(component "test-component")
        location-form=(component "test-component")
        location-activity=(component "test-component"))
  // ...

Optionally, the options passed to registerTestComponent is an object that is the same kind of object you would pass to Ember.Component.extend, meaning you can make use of component hooks, computed properties and so forth. For most cases, you won't need to pass in too many things since you should not be testing a dependency in the parent component's test. Here is a simple example using inline layouts:

test('it does something', function(assert) {
  registerTestComponent(this, {
    foo: "i'm a dummy",
    layout: hbs`
  // ...

You can even pass it a hbs file as a layout:

import layout from 'my-app/templates/components/foo-bar';

test('it does something', function(assert) {
  registerTestComponent(this, {
    foo: "i'm a dummy"
  // ... 


  • git clone this repository
  • npm install
  • bower install


Running Tests

  • npm test (Runs ember try:testall to test your addon against multiple Ember versions)
  • ember test
  • ember test --server


  • ember build

For more information on using ember-cli, visit