Monday, 5 August 2013

How to download and install Selenium Webdriver with Eclipse and Java Step By Step

Download selenium webdriver and install selenium webdriver is not much more hard. Actually there is nothing to install except JDK. Let me describe you step by step process of download, installation and configuration of web driver and other required components. You can view my post about "What is selenium webdriver" if you wants to know difference between WebDriver and selenium RC software tool.

(Note : I am suggesting you to take a tour of Basic selenium commands tutorials with examples before going ahead for webdriver. It will improve your basic knowledge and helps you to create webdriver scripts very easily. )

Steps To Setup and configure Selenium Webdriver With Eclipse and Java

(Note : You can View More Articles On WebDriver to learn it step by step)
Step 1 : Download and install Java in your system
First of all you need to install JDK (Java development kit) in your system. So your next question will be "how can i download java" Click here to download Java and install it in your system as per given installation guide over there.

Step 2 : Download and install Eclipse
Download Eclipse for Java Developers and extract save it in any drive. It is totally free. You can run 'eclipse.exe' directly so you do not need to install Eclipse in your system.

Step 3 : Download WebDriver Jar Files.
Selenium webdriver supports many languages and each language has its own client driver. Here we are configuring selenium 2 with java so we need 'webdriver Java client driver'. Click here to go on WebDriver Java client driver download page for webdriver download file. On that page click on 'Download' link of java client driver as shown in bellow image.

(language-specific client driver's version is changing time to time so it may be different version when you will visit download page. )

Downloaded 'webDriver Java client driver' will be in zip format. Extract and save it in your system at path D:\selenium-2.33.0. There will be 'libs' folder, 2 jar files and change log in unzipped folder as shown in bellow figure. We will use all these files for configuring webdriver in eclipse.

Step 4 : Start Eclipse and configure it with selenium 2 (webdriver)

  • Select WorkSpace on eclipse start up
Double click on 'eclipse.exe' to start eclipse. First time when you start eclipse, it will ask you to select your workspace where your work will be stored as shown in bellow image. Create new folder in D: drive with name 'Webdriverwork' and select it as your workspace. You can change it later on from 'Switch Workspace' under 'file' menu of eclipse.

After selecting workspace folder, Eclipse will be open.
  • Create new project
Create new java project from File > New > Project > Java Project and give your project name 'testproject' as shown in bellow given figures. Click on finish button.

Now your new created project 'testproject' will display in eclipse project explorer as bellow.

  • Create new package
Right click on project name 'testproject' and select New > Package. Give your package name = 'mytestpack' and click on finish button. It will add new package with name 'mytestpack' under project name 'testproject'.

  • Create New Class
Right click on package 'mytestpack' and select New > Class and set class name = 'mytestclass' and click on Finish button. It will add new class 'mytestclass' under package 'mytestpack'.

Now your Eclipse window will looks like bellow.

  • Add external jar file to java build path
Now you need to add selenium webdriver's jar files in to java build path.
  • Right click on project 'testproject' > Select Properties > Select Java build path > Navigate to Libraries tab
  • Click on add external JARs button > select both .jar files from D:\selenium-2.33.0.
  • Click on add external JARs button > select all .jar files from D:\selenium-2.33.0\libs
Now your testproject's properties dialogue will looks like bellow.

That's all about configuration of WebDriver with eclipse. Now you are ready to write your test in eclipse and run it in WebDriver.

You can Read My Post about how to write and run your first test in WebDriver.

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