Error running tests from editor with jest 24.*

My tests are written in typescript. I use ts-jest to run the tests by clicking the green arrow in the left gutter. It has been working fine up util 23.6. But upgrading to 24.* breaks the tests. It throws errors like this:

Test suite failed to run

TypeError: Class constructor Spec cannot be invoked without 'new'

85 | function createdPatchedSpec(OriginalSpec, registry) {
86 | function PatchedSpec(attrs) {
> 87 | OriginalSpec.apply(this, arguments);
| ^
88 | if (attrs && {
89 | registry[] = this;
90 | }

But when I run the test via `npm run test`, the tests are working fine. 

Here is a reproduced example:




5 was fixed yesterday.

as a workaround, please try disabling jest.test.tree.use.jasmine.reporter registry key:

  • "Help | Find Action..." on the main menu;
  • Type "registry" and click "Registry..." found element;
  • Find jest.test.tree.use.jasmine.reporter key and disable it.

Yes, exactly. Fix will be included in the next 2019.1 EAP (


Yes, we plan to release 2018.3.6 update that will include the fix


In version 2018.3.5 it hasn't been fixed yet. Had to use the work around


>In version 2018.3.5 it hasn't been fixed yet

No surprise - 2018.3.5 was released on February 27, 2019, and was fixed on March, 11. We haven't yet invented a time machine, sorry


Somehow thats the latest version that I can download. I dont know why. So the fixed version is 2019.1?


Thanks Elena for the workaround! Just ran into this myself. :) 


Awesome!  Workaround works!


Thanks for the Workaround Elena. Will it be included in the next 2018.* release? I really miss seeing the difference in my snapshot tests, and I don't want to jump into an EAP for work.


many thanks Elena.


Elena thank you, workaround is working for me :)