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Automate Selenium tests on TeamCity Continuous Integration server

I have a Visual Studio solution which includes a Test project having Selenium Tests.

(I already have a compilation build triggered by version control checkin (Mercurial))

But I want to have a separate (nightly) Build Configuration which runs the Selenium tests, ideally under MSTest.

I assume I need Selenium Server for this? If so, what's the best way to fire it up before running the tests? Should I do this from the MSBuild script or use a Build Step from Team City itself? Do I need to fire up Cassini\WebDev.WebServer first of all so the following can run:

selenium = new DefaultSelenium("localhost", 4444, "*firefox", "http://localhost:49192/");

I have a Build Server with TeamCity 6.5.1 installed. I have a VS2010 installed.

Surely someone has done this! Desperate for some help here guys. If any one could offer any examples, that would be appreciated.

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Posted 5 months ago


We are using Selenium for nightly tests of our companys external web site. For this we use Selenium RC and dynamically created test suites.

Our process, which seems more complicated than Ross' is like this:

  1. Install Selenium RC on the TeamCity server
  2. Use the Firefox IDE plugin to create tests
  3. Create a web page that generates a test suite html file with links to all tests in a certain web accessible folder (e.g.
  4. Create a Powershell build step in TeamCity, running a script that downloads the suite and corresponding tests to the build server
  5. Add a "XML report processing" build feature to scan for test results. This makes TeamCity able to tell you about the test results.

In the powershell script:

  1. Execute the Selenium RC runtime with inputs that targets the downloaded test suite and which url that is to be the base url. [*1]
  2. Use XSLT to transform the output to NUnit format [*2]

[*1] java -jar C:\Selenium\selenium-remote-control-1.0.3\selenium-server-1.0.3\selenium-server.jar -log C:\Selenium\\selenium-log.log -userExtensions 'user-extensions.js' -firefoxProfileTemplate 'Selenium FireFox Profile' -htmlSuite *firefox C:\Selenium\\generated\GeneratedSuite.htm C:\Selenium\\TestResults.html

[*2] nxslt3 $seleniumXmlTestReportPath nunit.xslt -o $nunitReportPath baseUrl=$testBaseUrl

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