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Triggers an event asynchronously on the Wrapper DOM node.

trigger takes an optional options object. The properties in the options object are added to the Event. trigger returns a Promise, which when resolved, guarantees the component is updated. trigger only works with native DOM events. To emit a custom event, use wrapper.vm.$emit('myCustomEvent')

  • Arguments:

    • {string} eventType required
    • {Object} options optional
  • Example:

import { mount } from '@vue/test-utils'
import sinon from 'sinon'
import Foo from './Foo'

test('trigger demo', async () => {
  const clickHandler = sinon.stub()
  const wrapper = mount(Foo, {
    propsData: { clickHandler }

  await wrapper.trigger('click')

  await wrapper.trigger('click', {
    button: 0

  await wrapper.trigger('click', {
    ctrlKey: true // For testing @click.ctrl handlers



When using trigger('focus') with jsdom v16.4.0 and above you must use the attachTo option when mounting the component. This is because a bug fix in jsdom v16.4.0 changed el.focus() to do nothing on elements that are disconnected from the DOM.

  • Setting the event target:

Under the hood, trigger creates an Event object and dispatches the event on the Wrapper element.

It's not possible to edit the target value of an Event object, so you can't set target in the options object.

To add an attribute to the target, you need to set the value of the Wrapper element before calling trigger. You can do this with the element property.

const input = wrapper.find('input')
input.element.value = 100