What are the possible reasons for the 'No Playwright tests found' message in VS Code and how can I resolve it?


Troubleshooting 'No Playwright tests found' in VS Code

If you're seeing "No Playwright tests found" in VS Code, don't worry. Here are some steps you can take to resolve this issue.

Check Your Playwright Extension

First, make sure you've installed and activated the Playwright extension in VS Code. You can find it in the marketplace or the extensions tab.

Generate Playwright Tests

Next, you need to generate some tests using Playwright Test. This tool supports all modern rendering engines, including Chromium, WebKit, and Firefox. Here's how you can generate a test:

import { test } from '@playwright/test';

test('basic test', async ({ page }) => {
  await page.goto('https://ray.run/');
  const title = page.title();

Configure Your Tests

Make sure your tests are correctly set up in the playwright.config.ts file. Here, you can specify which browser or device to use for testing.

import { PlaywrightTestConfig } from '@playwright/test';

const config: PlaywrightTestConfig = {
  projects: [
      name: 'Chromium',
      use: { browserName: 'chromium' },

export default config;

Use TypeScript

Ensure your test files have a .ts extension. TypeScript is supported out of the box with Playwright, and it provides better IDE integration.

Check Your Project Structure

If you're still seeing the message, check your project structure and test file locations. Make sure they align with the best practices recommended by Playwright.

Look for Errors

Finally, check for any errors or warnings in VS Code. There might be issues in your code that prevent the detection of Playwright tests.

If you're still having trouble, check out the official Playwright documentation or the Playwright community for further support.


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