JUnit 5 Test Templates for Eclipse

By | October 4, 2020

Eclipse has really great tooling support for JUnit test cases. Using code templates for JUnit test cases configured in Eclipse has a great addition to faster test development.  Let’s learn how to create and import JUnit 5 test templates in eclipse.

JUnit 5 Test Templates

Given below template will help us to configure three JUnit 5 template methods i.e.

  1. setUp()annotated with @BeforeEach
  2. tearDown()annotated with @AfterEach
  3. testXXX()annotated with @Test

When we use the test() template, it will automatically add below import statement:

import static org.junit.jupiter.api.Assertions.*;

It helps us to enable all static assertXXX() methods directly into the test.


First of all, We have to save the above XML into an XML file in your computer system at your preferred location. We have to import this XML file in the next step.


Follow the below steps to Import Code Template into Eclipse

  1. Eclipse: Window->Preferences
  2. Java->Editor->Templates
  3. Import…
  4. Choose file
  5. Now You must verify that template names “setup (JUnit5)”, “teardown (JUnit5)” and “test (JUnit5)” specific to JUnit 5


How to Use Test Templates

To make use of the template, place the cursor in a new line and type 2-3 initials letter of template method after that hit CTRL+ENTER. It will open a pop-up in the below manner.

Now Choose the template method with arrow up or down keys and hit ENTER.

It will generate the template code where your computer cursor is placed


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That’s all about JUnit 5 Test Templates for Eclipse
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