Debugging Component Tests

Learn to debug component tests in this lesson.

A test to debug

The starter project for this lesson contains an ErrorMessage component and a test that will be familiar from previous lessons.

test("Should render correct message when message prop passed", () => {
  const { container } = render(<ErrorMessage message="test" />);

The difference from our previous lessons is that a container variable has been destructured from the return value of render. The container function will contain a reference to the container element for the test elements. This variable isn’t useful for this test but will help us learn how to debug component tests.

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