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Test coverage is the practice of measuring whether existing tests fully cover your code. That means surfacing areas which aren't currently being tested, such as: conditions, logic branches, functions and variables.
Coverage tests examine the instrumented code against a set of industry-accepted best practices. They act as the last line of QA to improve the quality of your test suite.
Code instrumentation with the coverage addon
Set up the coverage addon
Engineered to work alongside modern testing tools (e.g., [Playwright), the coverage addon automatically instruments your code and generates code coverage data. For an optimal experience, we recommend using the test runner alongside the coverage addon to run your tests.
Run the following command to install the addon.
Update your Storybook configuration (in
.storybook/main.js|ts) to include the coverage addon.
Start your Storybook with:
Finally, open a new terminal window and run the test-runner with:
By default, the
@storybook/addon-coverage offers zero-config support for Storybook and instruments your code via
babel-plugin-istanbul for Babel, or
vite-plugin-istanbul for Vite. However, you can extend your Storybook configuration file (i.e.,
.storybook/main.js|ts) and provide additional options to the addon. Listed below are the available options and examples of how to use them.
|Defines the current working directory ||Babel, Vite|
|Select the files to collect coverage ||Babel, Vite|
|Select the files to exclude from coverage ||Babel, Vite|
|Sets additional file extensions for coverage ||Babel, Vite|
|Defines the relative path for the existing nyc configuration file ||Babel, Vite|
|Configures a set of method names to ignore from being collected ||Babel|
|Enables coverage collection on source maps ||Babel|
|Sets the value to store the source map.|
Useful for instrumenting code programmatically
|Hook to monitor coverage collection for all tests ||Babel|
|Overrides the ||Vite|
|Replaces the |
|Configures the plugin to skip instrumentation in production environments ||Vite|
|Configures the plugin to add instrumentation in build mode ||Vite|
What about other coverage reporting tools?
Out of the box, code coverage tests work seamlessly with Storybook's test-runner and the
@storybook/addon-coverage. However, that doesn't mean you can't use additional reporting tools (e.g., Codecov). For instance, if you're working with LCOV, you can use the generated output (in
coverage/storybook/coverage-storybook.json) and create your own report with:
Run test coverage in other frameworks
If you intend on running coverage tests in frameworks with special files like Vue or Svelte, you'll need to adjust your configuration and enable the required file extensions. For example, if you're using Vue, you'll need to add the following to your nyc configuration file (i.e.,
The coverage addon doesn't support instrumented code
As the coverage addon is based on Babel and Vite plugins for code instrumentation, frameworks that don't rely upon these libraries (e.g., Angular configured with Webpack), will require additional configuration to enable code instrumentation. In that case, you can refer to the following repository for more information.
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