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Performing Tests

Generally, PhpStorm runs and debugs tests in the same way as other applications, by running the run/debug configurations you have created. When doing so, it passes the specified test classes or methods to the test runner.

In many cases, you can initiate a testing session from a context menu. For this purpose, the Run and Debug commands are provided in certain context menus. For example, these commands are available for a test class, directory, or a package in the Project Tool Window. They are also available for a test class or method you are currently working on in the editor.

If you run a test for which there is no permanent run/debug configuration, a temporary configuration is created. You can then save such a configuration using the Run/debug configuration dialog if you want to reuse it later.

The tests run in the background, so you can execute several tests at the same time.

Each running configuration gets its own tab in the Run tool window (the Test Results tab). One tab can aggregate several tests.

Run or debug a test

To start running or debugging a test, you can use the main toolbar or a context menu in the Project tool window or in the editor:

  • Use the main toolbar:

    1. Select the necessary run/debug configuration from the list on the main toolbar.

      Press Shift+Alt+F10 to see the list of available run configurations or Shift+Alt+F9 for debug configurations.

      Running tests with a run configuration: select the run configuration
    2. Click Run Run or Debug Debug to the right of the list. Alternatively, select Run | Run Shift+F10 or Run | Debug Shift+F9 from the main menu.

  • Use a context menu:

    • Right-click a test file or test class in the Project tool window or open it in the editor, and right-click the background. From the context menu, select Run <class name> / Run <filename> or Debug....

    • For a test method, open the class in the editor and right click anywhere in the method. The context menu suggests the command Run / Debug <method name>.

Last modified: 13 December 2019