PyCharm 2019.2 Help

Creating Tests

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

Create a test for a class or method

  1. In the editor, place the caret at the class declaration, or somewhere within a method.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • From the main menu, choose Navigate | Test.

    • From the context menu, choose Go To | Test.

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+T.

    PyCharm shows the list of available tests.

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

    The Create Test dialog opens.

    Creating a test
  4. In the Create Test dialog, 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 checkboxes 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.

Last modified: 6 November 2019