Haxe Test Explorer for Visual Studio Code
A VSCode test controller for Haxe.
- Records munit, utest, buddy, hexUnit, tink_unittest and haxe.unit test results as JSON files
- Shows latest test results in VSCode
- Supports filtering / running individual tests directly from VSCode
- Supports Haxe 3.4.7 and 4+ (detection of test function line numbers only works with Haxe 4)
- Supports multi-root workspaces
- Currently only works for Node.js and sys targets
A small sample project for each supported framework can be found in the samples directory.
You can run your tests by clicking the button in the "Test" tab of the activity bar. The command that it runs can be configured via
As you can see, by default it assumes the presence of a
test.hxml that compiles and runs the tests. Additionally, the
test-adapter library is injected. It adds hooks to the different testing frameworks to record the test results in a
.unittest folder in your workspace.
test-adapter library itself ships with the extension and is set up automatically, you still need to install a dependency:
haxelib install json2object
.unittest should be added to your
.gitignore. You might also want to hide it from VSCode's file explorer by adding this to your global settings:
It's also possible to debug tests using a launch configuration from
launch.json. Which one should be used can be configured with this setting:
testCommand for running tests,
-lib test-adapter can't be injected automatically for debugging. Add
-lib test-adapter directly to your HXML file if you want results to be recorded / filtering to work while debugging.
Detection of test positions
Note that for
tink_unittest, the test-adapter library relies on a class name filter to detect the positions of tests. This simply defaults to
~/Test/ and is checked against the names of classes and implemented interfaces anywhere in the hierarchy of a class.
You can customize the filter with
-D test-adapter-filter=<filter>. Check
.unittest/positions.json to see what positions were recorded.
utest, test detection only works when
utest.ITest is implemented /
utest.TestCase is extended. If this is not the case, utest will print a warning.
Build from sources
git clone https://github.com/vshaxe/haxe-test-adapter
npx haxe build.hxml
haxelib dev test-adapter test-adapter
If you open the project in VSCode, the default
display.hxml assumes you have all supported test frameworks installed. If you just want code completion for the sources of the extension itself, or the non-framework-specific parts of
test-adapter, you can select
build.hxml as your active Haxe configuration instead.