I wanted to run regular MSTest unit test written in C# to assert JavaScript code. There are several ways to accomplish this, but in this case I use JSTest.

Just add JSTest to your C# testproject with NuGet, now you can write tests like:


Test class

using JSTest;
using JSTest.ScriptLibraries;
using Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting;
using TestProject1.Helpers;

namespace TestProject1
    public class UnitTest1
        public void TestMethod1()
            var script = new TestScript();

            // Arrange: Append the JavaScript code to test.
            string scriptContents = (new AssemblyHelper().GetContentsEmbededResourceFile("TestProject1.MvcApplication1.Scripts.Person.js"));

            // Arrange: Append the JSTest asser library, so we can assert the test code.
            script.AppendBlock(new JsAssertLibrary());

            // Append "Act" JavaScript code.
            script.AppendBlock("var person1 = new Person('John Do', 32, 'Software Engineer');");

            // Assert.
            script.RunTest(@"assert.equal('Jonh Do test', person1.sayName());");

Running this test within Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 will result in a passed test.


JavaScript code to test

function Person(name, age, job)
    var privateField1 = 'test';
    this.name = name;
    this.age = age;
    this.job = job;
    this.privilegedMethod = function () { return privateField1; }

Person.prototype.sayName = function ()
    return this.name + ' ' + this.privilegedMethod();


– The privilegedMethod is used to access private fields on the Person class.

– You can set breakpoints in the JavaScript code!!

C# helper class

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;

namespace TestProject1.Helpers
    public class AssemblyHelper
        /// <summary>
        /// Read the contents of an embededresourcefile with the given name.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="resourceName">Name of the resource.</param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public string GetContentsEmbededResourceFile(string resourceName)
            if (string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(resourceName)) { throw new ArgumentNullException("resourceName"); }

            string contents = string.Empty;
            using (Stream stream = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceStream(resourceName))
            using (var reader = new StreamReader(stream))
                contents = reader.ReadToEnd();
            return contents;

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010



  1. Hi,
    This blog helped me a lot. But I have a query?
    My .js file has a public method which accepts string param & return true/false.
    I tried calling this method from MSTest TestMethod by passing hardcoded value to the method & the method got passed.

    script.RunTest(@”assert.equal(true, CheckAppPath(‘D:\\abc’));”); –working

    But how do I give a variable value as param like this:
    string path = Path.Combine(@”D:\abc\xyz”,@”../”);
    script.RunTest(@”assert.equal(true, CheckAppPath(path));”); —not working

    you can post to my mail id.

    Thanks & Regards,

  2. “using TestProject1.Helpers;” and “AssemblyHelper()” are not found. I have added System.Web.Helpers. Can you please tell me what assembly to be added to resolve this issue.

    Prerna Jain

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