How to Test if a Given Value is a React.js Component

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It may seem trivial, but it's a bit tricky to test for that. The documentation for React's Test Utils1 is lacking examples (as of the time of writing).

By comparing it with Virtual DOM glossary2 one can assume that instantiating it with new keyword and then checking with TestUtils.isCompositeComponent is a way to go.

That's how I do it in CoffeScript:

it "is a react component", ->
  # ReactComponents can be instantiated with new keyword for test purposes
  # See
  expect (TestUtils.isCompositeComponent new CheckboxSelect)


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