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Selenium WebDriver C#

This course covers all the essential principles of using the Selenium WebDriver automation framework in Microsoft Visual Studio.


Designed for beginners as well as testers with previous automation experience.


Throughout the course practical examples are demonstrated, and the delegates get to practice what they have learned in each chapter against a Web training application.

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Learning Objectives

  • understand the key principles of test automation using Selenium WebDriver
  • understand how to structure your automated testing including the Page Object Model
  • gain a full understanding of how Selenium integrates with the Application Under Test
  • understand how to integrate with other tools such as Git & Jenkins

Pre-Requisites

  • A basic understanding of HTML and how Web Pages are developed
  • Some programming experience would be advantageous

Course Content

Introduction to WebDriver
An overview of the Selenium tools, Unit testing Frameworks, and Supported Browsers.


Installation & Setup
Libraries & Extensions in VS, using NuGet to install the required libraries. How to organise your file structure.


First Test Case

Creating our initial NUnit Test, the import statements, invoking a browser, writing to the console, writing a simple script against the Web Site


Object Identification
Element locator strategies, Chrome Developer Tools and other extensions, Regular Expressions, Index, Xpath functions


Recording Tools
Recording & Exporting Scripts


Synchronisation
What is Synchronisation, Adding Delay, Implicit versus Explicit Waits, common examples


Capturing Values and Validation
How to capture values from the Web Site, Using Asserts, Execution Flow, Debugging Tools


Testing Structure
How to build more than one test, in a single Class, NUnit Fixtures, Execution Order, NUnit Traits/Categories, Playlists


Base Classes
Creating a Test Base Class to use through Inheritance for SetUp & TearDown


Helper Libraries
Reusable code, Common examples such as Handling Alerts & Pop-ups


Reporting
Console reporting, Taking Screenshots, Creating Dynamic HTML Results with Extent Reports


Cross-Browser Testing
Handling differences between Browsers, Tips for Edge & IE Browsers


Data-Driven Testing
Data driving your Tests using In-Line Test Data, using external sources such as CSV files


Introducing Page Objects (POM)
Refactoring our tests to use a page object model. Developing a library of pages (POMs). Fluent Coding.


Global Parameters
Using Application config files to store global values


Command Line Execution
Command-line execution with the NUnit Console Runner


Source Control
Integrating with Git & GitHub


Continuous Integration
Integrating with Jenkins for C.I.

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