Chutzpah Test Adapter for the Test Explorer


Chutzpah adapter for the Visual Studio Unit Test Explorer. Chutzpah is an open source JavaScript test runner which enables you to run JavaScript unit tests from the command line and from inside of Visual Studio.

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by mxt1234 | July 23 2015

I'm trying to get it to run in TFS using the instructions under:

for Jasmine tests. However for some reason i'm getting 3x the number of tests being run with some failing. It seems like it's creating additionl specs, is there a way to turn it off?

Error is:

Failed TestService test that should fail. ..\binaries\_publishedwebsites\javascriptunittesting\bin\unittestexamplespec.js::testservice:: test that should fail.TestService test that should fail.

Any ideas on how to correct this?


Matthew Manela August 09 2015
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Please file an issue on and include a repro if you can.

by Karl M. Speer | June 04 2015

This extension is fantastic and powerful. Very configurable. Incredibly versatile. Documentation is very detailed and helpful. The developer is very responsive and does a great job helping users with issues. Highly recommend it.

by SwarajGuduru | April 08 2015

Hi Matthew,

I am trying to integrate this tool with tfs build. it is working as expected.but resultant trx file is directly publishing to build URI, Is there any possible way to locate the trx in local folder(build controller location) and Can you please let me know how to generate the code coverage and publish the same to build uri. Even i tried with enable code coverage option but no luck. your help is much appreciated. Thanks.

by Smiffy7 | November 11 2014

Works well.

But the JS Framework I am using uses RequireJS to pull in numerous other dependencies. Is there a way to tell the extension to load in other JS dependencies when running tests?

Additionally, the tests do not appear in the Test Explorer.

edit: I have just seen the settings file. Will amend my review once I have made progress with amending the settings.

by Alex Beloff | October 26 2014

Can't make any progress in my ASP.NET MVC + AngularJS projects without this!!! This is a MUST HAVE tool!

by Siôn Lewis | October 10 2014

A great Visual Studio (VS) extension; it enables Jasmine JS Specs to be run directly in IDE and the results displayed within VS's Test Explorer window.
The only real short fall I've found is that you cannot load Jasmine Fixtures within Chutzpah Test Adapter. This is a real shame as we have to resort to using a Spec Runner page/view within a browser and it limits what we can test during the IC process.
If anyone has a solution, please let me know what it is?

Matthew Manela October 10 2014
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Please file a bug on with a repro of your issue and I can take a look.

by jpope3536 | August 27 2014

by Jovica Milenovic | July 27 2014

VS2012 (Update 4):
Test fails in Testexplorer but succeeds in "In-Browser-Test" using QUnit.

Matthew Manela July 27 2014
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This is a bug in the version of QUnit chutzpah uses. I just commited a change to rev to the next version (

by davidG of Elecuter | June 10 2014

Unfortunately, the plug-in simply doesn't work, with no tests or test projects showing up in the test explorer :(

Matthew Manela June 17 2014
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Sorry it is not working for you. That usually means you have not configured Chutzpah correctly for your tests. Please file a repro on and I can help with that.

by Benoit P | June 02 2014

Combined with the Chutzpah Test Runner Context Menu Extension this extension is, for me, the best solution available now for javascript TDD with Visual Studio (

by Marcos Gallardo | May 28 2014

Awesome tool!
But it doesn't work on VS 2013 Update 2

Matthew Manela May 29 2014
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It works for me fine in update 2. If you have a specific issue please file it with a repro at

by heikeMind | April 03 2013

I like the plugin on my local development environment. But it has been a huge problem on setting up TFS with chutzpah in typescript. I have not able to fix an issue in the issue tracker almost a month:

I also not sure whether it is the only problem I faced unless I can solve it and move forward.
Also the blog for setting up TFS with chutzpah is outdated. The dll files are not matched. So I am also wonder whether I am doing a right by following the blog. Thanks.

by MatthewBlott | March 29 2013

I've ranked this two stars which is a bit generous but I did have it working at some point a while ago. I've tried to install several times and have now rebuilt my machine and still no joy. I have posted a question on StackOverflow but, alas, not a single answer yet. I do a lot of JavaScript these days and this would be a real help but I'm wondering whether it's worth ditching VS and moving to WebStorm and a Mac environment.

Matthew Manela March 29 2013
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Sorry that you are running into issues. I responded a few days ago on your StackOverflow post asking if you could file a bug on and attach a zip file which contains a repro. That would help me track and diagnose your issue.


by OsirisTerje | February 03 2013

by Ruezaki | December 25 2012

by Konstantin Tarkus | December 24 2012

Great job! Keep it going.

by Mads Kristensen | November 28 2012

by Shimmy Weitzhandler | October 28 2012

+5 for the name!!!

by Andre123456 | September 02 2012

I had to add the following to the extension.vsixmanifest in Chutzpah.VS2012.vsix, to get it to install in VS Express:
<InstallationTarget Version="[11.0,12.0)" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.VWDExpress" />

Matthew Manela September 10 2012
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3rd party extensions aren't support in the express skus. So this is by design. Even if you mark Chutzpah as supporting VWDExpress it still won't work.

by David Wesst | May 10 2012

Works just like it should, even if its in beta I wouldn't know. Using it with Jasmine tests.


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