.equals(node) => Boolean

Returns whether or not the current wrapper root node render tree looks like the one passed in.


  1. node (ReactElement): The node whose presence you are detecting in the current instance's render tree.


Boolean: whether or not the current wrapper has a node anywhere in it's render tree that looks like the one passed in.


const wrapper = shallow(<MyComponent />);
expect(wrapper.equals(<div className="foo bar" />)).to.equal(true);

Common Gotchas

  • .equals() expects a ReactElement, not a selector (like many other methods). Make sure that when you are calling it you are calling it with a ReactElement or a JSX expression.
  • Keep in mind that this method determines equality based on the equality of the node's children as well.
  • Following React's behavior, .equals() ignores properties whose values are undefined.

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