Tips & Tricks

Running JUnit 4 Tests in IntelliJ IDEA 5.1

Note: The tip was originally posted at by t800t8

Although the full JUnit 4 support will be added only in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0, you can run JUnit 4 tests right now, in the 5.1 release. Just follow the instructions below.

Note: Of course, you need to add the JUnit 4 JAR file to the classpath first.

1.   Click Settings | File Templates.
2.   In the Templates tab, create new template and name it “JUnit 4 Test Class” or anything you like.
3.   Paste the following code fragment into the text box:

package ${PACKAGE_NAME};

   import org.junit.*;
   import junit.framework.JUnit4TestAdapter;

   public class ${Name} {
       public static junit.framework.Test suite() {
           return new JUnit4TestAdapter(${Name}.class);
       public void setUp() {           

       public void tearDown() {          

       public void testSomething() {           

You can see the results on the screenshot.

After you apply the chages, use this template to create JUnit 4 test classes. To run the tests, simply click Run.
Enjoy it and happy unit testing!

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