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How to do cross browser testing using selenium WebDriver?

How to do cross browser testing using selenium WebDriver?

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Cross-browser testing is basically running the same set of test cases multiple times on different browsers. This type of repeated task is best suited for automation. Thus, it’s more cost and time effective to perform this testing by using tools. Now let’s see how it is performed using selenium web driver.

Step1: If we are using Selenium WebDriver, we can automate test cases using Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari browsers.

Step 2: To execute test cases with different browsers in the same machine at the same time we can integrate TestNG framework with Selenium WebDriver.

Step3: Finally, you can write the test cases and execute the code.

Now, let’s see how to perform cross-browser testing of Edureka website on three different browsers

Demo using Selenium WebDriver

package co.edureka.pages;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.edge.EdgeDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.testng.annotations.BeforeTest;
import org.testng.annotations.Parameters;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
public class CrossBrowserScript {
WebDriver driver;
* This function will execute before each Test tag in testng.xml
* @param browser
* @throws Exception
public void setup(String browser) throws Exception{
//Check if parameter passed from TestNG is 'firefox'
//create firefox instance
System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver", "C:geckodriver-v0.23.0-win64geckodriver.exe");
driver = new FirefoxDriver();
//Check if parameter passed as 'chrome'
else if(browser.equalsIgnoreCase("chrome")){
//set path to chromedriver.exe
System.setProperty("", "C:Selenium-java-edurekaNew folderchromedriver.exe");
driver = new ChromeDriver();
else if(browser.equalsIgnoreCase("Edge")){
//set path to Edge.exe
System.setProperty("webdriver.edge.driver","C:Selenium-java-edurekaMicrosoftWebDriver.exe");;span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">//create Edge instance</span>
driver = new EdgeDriver();
//If no browser passed throw exception
throw new Exception("Browser is not correct");
driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(10, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
public void testParameterWithXML() throws InterruptedException{
driver.get("<a href=""></a>");
WebElement Login = driver.findElement(By.linkText("Log In"));
//Hit login button;
WebElement userName = driver.findElement("si_popup_email"));
//Fill user name
userName.sendKeys("your email id");
//Find password'WebElement password = driver.findElement("si_popup_passwd"));
//Fill password
password.sendKeys("your password");
WebElement Next = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//button[@class='clik_btn_log btn-block']"));
//Hit search button;
WebElement search = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("#search-inp"));
//Fill search box
//Hit search button
WebElement searchbtn = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//span[@class='typeahead__button']"));;

In the above code, I am performing actions on Edureka website like logging in to the website and searching for Selenium course. but, I want to check the cross-browser compatibility on three different browsers i.e Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. That’s why I have set the system properties of all the 3 browsers in my code. After that using locators I am performing actions on the website. So this is all about my class file. Now in order to execute the program, you need a TestNG XML file which contains the dependencies of the above class file. Below code depicts the TestNG file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "<a href=""></a>">
<suite name="TestSuite" thread-count="2" parallel="tests" >
<test name="ChromeTest">
<parameter name="browser" value="Chrome"/>
<class name="co.edureka.pages.CrossBrowserScript">
<test name="FirefoxTest">
<parameter name="browser" value="Firefox" />
<class name="co.edureka.pages.CrossBrowserScript">
<test name="EdgeTest">
<parameter name="browser" value="Edge" />
<class name="co.edureka.pages.CrossBrowserScript">

In the above XML file, I am specifying different classes for the drives so that it will help us in instantiating the browsers to execute the test cases on the website. That’s how it works. With this, we come to an end of this article on Cross Browser Testing using Selenium Webdriver. I hope you understood the concepts and it added value to your knowledge.

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It helps.

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