PyCharm 2016.3 Help

Creating Tests

PyCharm suggests a way to create tests for classes and individual methods.

To create a test for a class or method, follow these general steps

  1. In the editor, place the caret at the class declaration, or somewhere within a method.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu or on the context menu, choose GoTo | Test.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+T.

    PyCharm shows the list of available tests.

  3. If the desired test doesn't yet exist, click the Create new test option:

    The Create Test dialog box opens.

  4. In the Create Test dialog box, specify the following settings:
    • Target directory, where the new test class will be generated.
    • The name of the test file, and the name of the test class.
    • Select the check boxes next to the methods you want to include in the test class.
      Note that if the caret has been placed within a method, only this method name is included in the list.
  5. Click OK when ready. PyCharm generates the test file in the specified location.

See Also

Language and Framework-Specific Guidelines:

Last modified: 23 December 2016