Tag: Selenium

Selenium PageFactory does not work in .NET Core 2.0

In this post we will discuss one of the recent burning issue with Selenium PageFactory which does not work in .NET Core 2.0 framework.

Selenium 3.6.0 and 3.7.0 are the first official package to natively support .Net Standard 2.0 as opposed to earlier version which even though works in .NET Core 2.0 framework, will still see warnings in references as shown below


But the problem now with Selenium 3.6.0 and Selenium 3.7.0 is its missing one of the most important Class PageFactory used for Page Object Model and Page Navigation, which we can literally see from the Object browser of visual studio in comparison with .NET framework 4.7


Here is the change log of Selenium 3.6.0

Here is the complete video of the above discussion

Thanks for reading the post and watching the video!!!

Please leave your comments and let me know if there is anything I should update in this post.

Karthik KK

Everyday automation testing video in Sep 2017

Dear friends,

September 2017 is not a great month of mine personally, but to make it great, I am going to share more videos than any other month. So keep an eye on your YouTube notification, you should be getting it every day*, instead of the usual pattern of every other day

Curious about the topics of the month ?

We are going to discuss following topics in this month

  1. Xamarin.UITest cross-platform mobile automation testing 
  2. ExecuteAutomation Reporting System and ExecuteAutomation TestHarness system
  3. C# for automation testing – C# 7.0 new features and more
  4. IoT new features and more..

Hope you will enjoy learning it !

Karthik KK

ExecuteAutomation’s 400th video on YouTube !

I am very excited to announce that today we have released our 400th video in our ExecuteAutomation YouTube channel.

ExecuteAutomation YouTube channel is there for close to 2 years and 6 months now with over 16,000+ subscribers from across the globe. We have video series for different types of tools and technologies such as

Automation testing tools


Continuous integration

DevOps and Microservices



Thank you once again for making this happen my thee.


Karthik KK

Running Chrome in headless mode with Selenium C#

In this post we are going to discuss about running Chrome in headless mode with Selenium C#

Chrome headless

Headless Chrome is a way to run Chrome browser without the actual browser UI being spawned. Essentially its running Chrome without chrome! It brings all modern web platform features provided by Chromium and the Blink rendering engine to the command line and automation testing tool such as Selenium in our case

Where is it useful ?

  • A headless browser is a great tool for automated testing and server environments where you don’t need a visible UI shell.
  • And again its not a completely new technology, since there are other big players in this area such as
    • PhantomJS
    • HTMLUnitDriver

So when is Chrome Headless available ?

  • Chrome Headless is supported from Chrome 59.x and above.
  • The current stable version for Windows 10 is Chrome 60.x
  • ChromeDriver v2.30 and above supports headless mode

What changes should I make in my Existing Selenium test ?

Here is the complete video of the above discussion Read more

Selenium is now supported in .Net Core 2.0 Preview 2 with Visual Studio 2017 15.3

In this article we will talk about running Selenium test with .Net core 2.0 Preview 2 using Visual Studio 2017 15.3

I am very happy and excited to write this article, since many of automation testers like you and me were waiting for this news and its finally happening !

Here is the System Requirement for running Selenium with .Net core

  1. Download .Net Core 2.0 Preview 2
  2. Download Visual Studio 2017 15.3

Once installed, you need to follow following steps

Step 1

Create new Unit Test Project for .Net Core

Step 2

Add following Nuget references to the project Read more

Writing custom configuration for Selenium automation framework

In this post, I am going to discuss about one of the important extension added in my Udemy course Automation framework development with Selenium C# (Advanced) which is custom configuration for selenium automation framework

Problem Statement

Currently in our EAFramework discussed in the course we are using GlobalConfig.xml file to read information for our framework as one shown below

Well, the problem with the above configuration is, while working with EAFramework in remote machines to deploy the code via

  • Jenkins
  • TFS or
  • Running in remote machines on Azure

Read more

Passing parameters to NUnit test via CLI using params

In this post we will discuss yet another useful feature introduced in NUnit 3.x where we can pass a parameter to NUnit test class of C# from Command Line Interface (CLI) using a new feature called –params

Passing parameters

Starting NUnit 3.x, there is an most awaited option introduced for Nunit-console runner, which is passing parameters to test method(s) via CLI using –params

What’s the use case of this?

Consider a scenario something like this, Lets say we have to test application with multiple browsers and we somehow have to parameterize the BrowserType like Firefox,Chrome,IE

Then, we can do it via CLI and pass the parameter to the whole framework to run test based on the parameter (browser type) that we passed.

Here is the complete video of the above discussion

Here is the complete modified code

You can checkout the complete code from GitHub here 

Thanks for reading the post and watching the video!!!

Please leave your comments and let me know if there is anything I should update in this post.

Karthik KK